During a public hearing, a 12-year-old spoke out against a restrictive abortion bill in West Virginia.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down.But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance, and find new transmission pathways.How fast that wave comes, and how bad it gets, probably comes down to a genetic competition between different mutat
- Country Living
Actress Halle Berry, 54, showed off her toned back and legs in a new swimsuit photo. The actress is known for her hardcore workouts and following a keto diet.
Social media personality Lauren Giraldo lost weight with her viral treadmill workout. A sports medicine doctor weighs in on how to try it safely.
- LA Times
Health officials recommend that anyone infected with the coronavirus isolate for at least 5 days — but for many, that timeline may be overly optimistic.
- BuzzFeed News
We spoke to experts to better understand how monkeypox spreads, what activities are riskiest at this time, and how to avoid infection as cases rise globally.View Entire Post ›
Juice is a staple for many children. Parents often think that it is a healthier alternative to sodas or other sugary drinks. But scientists say that over time, small amounts of lead found in juice can lead to significant developmental issues.
- Good Housekeeping
How to know what a faint line on your at-home COVID test means, including how sick you are, how contagious you may be, and what to do next.
- Associated Press
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms. Whitmer said she plans to follow proper guidance and protocols, while maintaining a remote schedule.
- The Hill
Scientists in a new study have identified a link between “forever chemical” exposure and the development of the most common type of liver cancer. One specific type of forever chemical, called perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), may have a particularly strong connection to the manifestation of this deadly disease, according to the study. PFOS is one…
"With school starting soon, I think this is going to be more widespread," a pediatric infectious disease specialist who worked on the FDA's review of a vaccine for monkeypox told Fortune.
- LA Times
"Grease" alum Eddie Deezen has reportedly been transferred to state care in Maryland after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial in a burglary case.
Brennan Elliott first announced his wife Cami's stage IV cancer diagnosis in an Instagram post in April
- The Herald-Times
“Hospitals are again struggling to find beds for inpatients,” a hospital official said. “It’s difficult to provide care for all those who need it.”
- Springfield News-Leader
"It’s exciting when our nutrition studies align with what we know as common sense," said Lynetta Smith, a clinical dietitian with Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar.
- Yahoo Entertainment
John Oliver calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene for 'obvious dog whistle bigotry' in monkeypox comments
Covering the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus, on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Sunday, Oliver called out Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for comments she’s recently made about the disease, which to this point has been most prevalent in the LGBTQ community. “Of course monkeypox is a threat to some people in our population, but we know what causes it, and that’s pretty much, um — it’s basically a sexually transmitted disease, so it’s not a threat to most of the population,” Greene said. “And so it’s not a global pandemic. It’s really not. And people just have to laugh at it, mock it and reject it. So I think it’s another scam.” “Okay, obviously that is ridiculous,” Oliver said in response. “If the way to get rid of something awful was for people to laugh at it and mock it, that woman clearly wouldn’t be in Congress, and yet, here we all are.” Oliver also went after Greene for her insistence that monkeypox is strictly an LGBTQ issue, including a tweet she posted the he sees as a homophobic dog whistle for conservatives. “Greene also tweeted, ‘If monkeypox is a sexually transmitted disease, why are kids getting it?’ in an act of obvious dog whistle bigotry, suggesting gay people are a danger to children,” Oliver said, “when what’s clearly an actual danger to children is the QAnon congresswoman who once tweeted, ‘The kids at Uvalde needed JR-15s.’”
- The Week
Major Indiana employers slam new abortion law
Olivia Newton-John has died of breast cancer after it came back for a third time. Here's what you should know about her diagnosis and treatments.
Newton-John was first diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 1992 when she was 43, and immediately started treatments including chemotherapy.
Human pregnancies last for about 40 weeks.
- HuffPost Life
Celebs and influencers claim the belt helps shape and work the core during exercise. Here's what experts think about it.
- The Conversation
How does monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains why it isn't an STI and what counts as close contact
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty ImagesMonkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person to person and historically has not spurred long chains of transmission within communities. Now, many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be propagating so readily and unconventionally in the current global outbreak. The monkeypox virus typically spreads throu