Health News

  • Walgreens raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21
    Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walgreens has risen the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years old after it received criticism from the FDA earlier this year for selling tobacco products to minors.The policy will be implemented chain-wide starting Sept. 1, the drug store company announced Tuesday in a press release, ... read more
    HealthApril 23, 2019
  • ‘Fertility warriors’: How one family’s IVF journey led to embryo adoption
    The dKol la femme Project(NEW YORK) -- Nearly one out of every eight couples in the U.S. are affected by infertility. For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to parenthood.Kerri Morgan, 35, and her husband Chris Morgan, 38, always knew ... read more
    HealthApril 23, 2019
  • The ABCs of infertility: Here’s how people are getting pregnant in 2019
    PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In the 40 years since the world's first "test tube baby" was born, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, has become a household word.But IVF is now also no longer the only option for people who want to bring a baby into the world.From gestational surrogacy to embryo ... read more
    HealthApril 23, 2019
  • 10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: ‘It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do’
    Cathryn Hinesley(NEW YORK) -- A 10-year-old girl born with no hands is this year's winner of a national handwriting competition.Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. To be eligible for the Nicholas Maxim Award, a student must have ... read more
    HealthApril 22, 2019
  • Measles cases ‘likely’ to break yearly record in just 4 months
    Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year is approaching the record for the decade -- and in just four months time, according to new data.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there have been 626 confirmed cases of measles ... read more
    HealthApril 22, 2019
  • Debunking the top three myths about infertility
    katleho Seisa/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In spite of the fact that over six million women in America struggle with infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there remain boundless misconceptions about conception. In honor of National Infertility Awareness week which kicks off Monday, Good Morning America and ... read more
    HealthApril 22, 2019
  • The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help
    milanvirijevic/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy.The average cost of one in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle in the United States is $12,400, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a ... read more
    HealthApril 22, 2019
  • What to know about rising Sober Curious movement
    aprilante/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A so-called Sober Curious movement that's been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine "what it's like to live hangover free." Ruby Warrington, author of the book Sober Curious: ... read more
    HealthApril 19, 2019
  • NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations
    Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday.The city's health department issued civil summons to three people a week after issuing an emergency order requiring anyone 6 months or older who lived in four specific zip ... read more
    HealthApril 19, 2019
  • Study: 23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk
    JasonDoiy/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer.But while 23andMe can screen for the three most well-known ... read more
    HealthApril 19, 2019