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Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Fashion maven Nina Garcia, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and a judge on Project Runway opened up about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year, saying she felt in her industry it was “very important to stand up and be like, ‘You know what? We are not…read more »

Infants cured of ‘bubble boy’ immune disease with experimental gene therapy

chemicalbilly/iStock(NEW YORK) — “Cure” is an elusive word, but it’s exactly what researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are calling their treatment for the most common form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare immune diseases that you might know better as “bubble boy” disease.This form of the disease, SCID-X1, first made…read more »

60 arrested across 5 states in ‘Appalachia’ opioid takedown

Moussa81/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department announced Wednesday that 60 people across five states, including more than 30 physicians, were charged in connection with millions of illegal prescription opioids in a takedown by its “Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force.”The states are Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia. Some cases were developed years…read more »

Abortion rights group asks SCOTUS to strike Louisiana admitting privileges law

Bill Chizek/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Abortion rights advocates have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to summarily strike down a controversial Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.The court in February, by a 5-4 vote, temporarily put the law on hold – hours before it was set to take effect…read more »

Rumors swirl that Duchess Meghan may give birth at home

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is due to give birth any day.While she and Prince Harry await their first child, the world is waiting to find out where exactly Meghan will give birth. Buckingham Palace has revealed only that the birth will be private, with an announcement coming about the…read more »

New study reveals the possible dangers of long commutes during pregnancy

RuslanDashinsky/iStock(NEW YORK) — From what to eat to how to exercise to what position in which to sleep, there’s a lot for pregnant women to think about. Thanks to a new study, now they can add commutes to that list.The longer the commute for a pregnant woman, the worse outcomes her child may face, according…read more »