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Rapeepong Puttakumwong/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The government-backed 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline’s LGBTQ pilot program is now offering text and chat services 24/7 in what officials are calling a “major step forward” for the multimillion-dollar prevention program. “We are thrilled that the 988 Lifeline LGBTQ+ pilot line will be expanding services across all modalities,” […]

realbrittanydawn/Instagram (NEW YORK) — The trial of a Texas fitness influencer accused of scamming thousands of customers and misleading those with eating disorders has been postponed. The trial was supposed to begin this week, but Dallas court officials told ABC News they had not reached the case on the docket and weren’t sure when they would […]

Chakrapong Worathat/EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal lawsuit listing L’Oreal USA and various other companies, claims these businesses sell products that cause cancer and other health problems. It also alleges that the companies knew, or should have known, that the use of the dangerous chemicals in the products would increase the risk of cancer; yet […]

realbrittanydawn/Instagram (NEW YORK) — The trial of a Texas fitness influencer accused of scamming thousands of customers and misleading those with eating disorders begins Tuesday. Brittany Dawn Davis, better known as Brittany Dawn, was sued by the state Attorney General’s Office in February 2022, accused of deceptive business practices by not delivering personalized fitness and […]

Alexander Spatari/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — People who follow a “keto-like” diet of high fat and low carbohydrate foods may be at greater risk for cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study. The study, presented over the weekend at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting, looked at over 300 […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (AMHERST, Mass.) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced Saturday that the town’s local fire department dispatched 28 ambulances in response to calls involving a “significant number of alcohol intoxication cases” linked to “borgs” or “blackout rage gallons” after weekend parties in the area. “[The Amherst Fire Department] and UMass officials said […]

JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The popularity around weight loss drugs like Ozempic is worrying eating disorder experts, who say the conversation risks making recovery harder and could put others at risk of developing disorders. “My fear is that there is now a belief that anyone can and should achieve a certain […]

BojanMirkovic/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — At-home stool tests can be an easier way to screen for colorectal cancer than a dreaded colonoscopy. As the rates of the cancer continue to rise in younger people, home tests might help improve detection and get people treated sooner. March marks the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal […]

Tashi-Delek/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Statins, drugs that are used to lower one’s cholesterol, can save lives – but come with steep side effects for up to a third of people who need them. Now, a new study shows an alternative drug can also dramatically reduce heart disease risk. The study in The New England Journal […]

Michael Swensen/Getty Images (EAST PALESTINE, Ohio) — Psychosomatic effects may be contributing to the symptoms of headaches, fatigue, or respiratory issues being reported by some residents of East Palestine, Ohio, following a hazardous chemical spill last month, experts say. But “psychosomatic” does not mean that the symptoms are made up, according to experts. There is a […]