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bymuratdeniz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Prescription drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound have grown in popularity among patients looking to lose weight. But could they also affect someone’s muscle mass? ABC News’ Becky Worley appeared on Good Morning America Thursday to discuss what effects these drugs may have on muscle mass: Copyright © 2024, […]

Rebecca Noble/Getty Images (PHOENIX) — An Arizona abortion rights group turned in a petition on Wednesday morning for a ballot measure that would enshrine the right to an abortion in the state’s constitution. Arizona for Abortion Access, the organization behind the petition, said it collected 823,685 voter signatures — more than double the 383,923 signatures […]

Ping Shu/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — The fourth human case of bird flu linked to the current dairy cow outbreak was confirmed on Wednesday in a dairy worker in Colorado, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, one human case had been reported in Texas and two human cases reported in Michigan. As […]

NIAID Integrated Research Facility (NEW YORK) — The first phase of human trials studying a possible nasal COVID-19 vaccine has opened, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. The clinical trial, sponsored by the federal health agency, is enrolling participants at three sites across the U.S. Researchers believe the vaccine candidate may provide even better […]

Tetra Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study shows that FDA-approved oral migraine drug atogepant is effective for relieving difficult-to-treat “medication overuse headaches” that are the result of using too much of other pain relieving medications. However, patients often have to jump through hoops to get it covered by their insurance company. Migraines affect […]

CDC (NEW YORK) — Beaches in several states across the country have been closed to swimmers over the last few days due to harmful levels of bacteria in the water. In Massachusetts, at least 37 beaches were closed as of Monday afternoon due to “bacterial exceedance,” according to the state’s Department of Public Health (MDPH). […]

RuslanDashinsky/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Since the pandemic, concerns over personal health have been at the forefront of consumers’ minds. One of the concerns that took flight was gut health and the microbiome, with a rise in sales for products like probiotics, greens powder, and digestive sodas (like Poppi and Olipop). But conversations around microbiome […]

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Growing up in the 1990s and early 2000s just outside of Akron, Ohio, Shane Stahl felt it was taboo to talk about being part of the LGBTQ+ community or about LGBTQ+ experiences. Stahl, 40, who identifies as a gay man, said that although he grew up in an accepting […]

Stephen Elkind said he and his husband Matthew McConnell have “become very close friends” with Lauren and Amanda Brown. They hope to stay in touch and be uncles to the Browns’ children and the Browns hope to be aunts to Elkind and McConnell’s child. — Lauren Brown (NEW YORK) — After Lauren Brown and her […]

People visit a makeshift memorial to the victims of a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on June 30, 2022. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images) (UVALDE, Texas) — After the tragic event at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers in 2022, a […]


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