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Dads have never been so valued, or under so much pressure, experts say

Courtesy Warren Flood(DETROIT) — For Warren Flood, having his son, Malcolm, changed the course of his life. Prior to becoming a dad, Flood, who is 43, worked in consulting and described the business model as “trading hours for dollars.” “My friends told me, ‘Don’t worry about it. You have all the time in the world. They’re not even cool until …

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Thousands of US cities and counties in federal opioid lawsuit file for class status

iStock/WoodysPhotos(NEW YORK) — Thousands of U.S. counties, cities and villages filed for class action status in a massive, multi-district litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies on Friday. New York’s Albany County and New Jersey’s Bergen County, as well as Atlanta, Georgia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Phoenix are just a handful of the approximately 1,800 municipalities already involved in the …

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Rabies in humans comes from bats most of the time, not dogs

iStock/CreativeNature_nl(NEW YORK) — When you think about rabies, you might consider dogs or raccoons to be the first ones to pass the viral disease, but according to a new report, you’re more likely to get it from bats. Rabies is a deadly virus that, up until 1960, had been spread mainly through domesticated animals like dogs. Once they began getting …

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NY bans non-medical exemption to vaccines amid ongoing measles outbreak

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York is now the latest state to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations amid the ongoing measles outbreak. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the removal into law Thursday, noting that the Empire State is in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in more than a quarter of a century. Medical exemptions, which are relatively rare, will still …

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Ahead of Father’s Day, Census Bureau releases new insights on fatherhood

Vasyl Dolmatov/iStock(NEW YORK) — With Father’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday published some statistics that offer a glimpse into what fatherhood looks like. The first Census Bureau report took statistics from the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation and found that 61.6 percent of men over 15 years old are fathers. That’s about …

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Humans consume the equivalent of a credit card worth of plastic every week: Report

alexialex/iStock(NEW YORK) — The consumption of plastic has become unavoidable in recent years, but a new report is proving just how much humans are ingesting on a regular basis. People are consuming about 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent of a credit card, according to an analysis by the World Wildlife Fund and carried out by …

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Jessica Biel clarifies stance on vaccines: ‘I support children getting vaccinations’

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — After a wave of reports this week positioned Jessica Biel as taking a stand against children getting vaccinations, the mother and actress took to social media to set the record straight. Biel, who lobbied against California vaccination bill SB276 on Wednesday, clarified her stance by saying that she supports vaccines for children but opposes …

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France’s Parliament to debate IVF for single women, lesbian couples

boggy22/iStock(PARIS) — France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced to the National Assembly on Wednesday that by the end of September Parliament will be examining a bioethics bill that will include an extension of medically assisted reproduction — such as in-vitro fertilization — for all women, including those who are single and lesbian couples. It had been one of President Emmanuel …

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The benefits of drinking herbal tea

solidcolours/iStock(NEW YORK) — Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you’ve more than likely seen a post from an influencer or celebrity promoting a “detox” tea for weight loss. The companies making the teas claim drinking them will help you slim down. The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has spoken out against celebrities who promote these “skinny teas” because of the teas’ …

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A one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition doesn’t work, even for twins, gene study finds

marilyna/iStockBY: DR. VANESSA CUTLER (NEW YORK) — Once thought to be unattainable, an individualized nutrition plan based on a person’s specific metabolism, genetics and lifestyle may soon be a reality, according to researchers. Those researchers, from King’s College London and Massachusetts General Hospital, announced preliminary results from their Predict study at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual conference. The researchers …

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