Category Archives: ABC Health News

What to know about rising Sober Curious movement

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: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus,…Read more »

NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations

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 codes — all in Brooklyn…Read more »

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

Miami Valley Hospital(DAYTON, Ohio) — Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is about to turn it up to 11.Eleven nurses in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit are pregnant at the same time.The due dates for the nurses, one a gestational carrier, span in time from early May to late October. All 11 of the…Read more »

Beyonce opens up about pregnancy complications with twins

Beyonce opens up about pregnancy complications with twins

Kevin Winter/PW18/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment(NEW YORK) — Along with footage of rehearsals, intimate family moments and reflections on her 2018 monumental Coachella performance, Beyoncé opened up about a very personal aspect of her health in her new documentary.The 23-time Grammy winner and mother of three shared in the Netflix documentary Homecoming that she had…Read more »

Washington state pushes to take away vaccination exemptions amid measles outbreak

Washington state pushes to take away vaccination exemptions amid measles outbreak

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(SEATTLE) — After 74 confirmed cases of measles, Washington state politicians are taking action.The state Senate has passed a bill that, if enacted, would revoke the state’s vaccination exemption for those who have a personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines.If enacted, the bill wouldn’t apply to all vaccines but only the measles, mumps and…Read more »

Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy

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

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

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 »