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4/27/2017

Here's How Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Started Dating


Here's How Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Started DatingThey met in the most surprisingly normal way.



Serena Williams Officially Confirms Her Pregnancy With the Most Emotional Post


Serena Williams Officially Confirms Her Pregnancy With the Most Emotional PostWarning: Her words *will* make you cry.



This Woman Used a Unicorn Frappuccino to Announce Her Pregnancy


This Woman Used a Unicorn Frappuccino to Announce Her PregnancyGenius.



This Is Why We Say "Until Death Do Us Part" In Wedding Vows


This Is Why We Say "Until Death Do Us Part" In Wedding VowsThe standard line is included in many traditional Catholic ceremonies, but what the heck does it really mean?



Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?


Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?Nearly 20 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million are at risk for developing it. Jane Ann says that a new program has done just that for her. Jane Ann was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago, when she weighed almost 300 pounds.



The Tests You Need to Diagnose Infertility


The Tests You Need to Diagnose InfertilityWhen Richard Paulson, M.D., was training to specialize in fertility medicine, he offered a long list of diagnostic tests to couples trying to become parents. Some were allergy tests; others invol...



The Tests You Need to Diagnose Infertility


The Tests You Need to Diagnose InfertilityWhen Richard Paulson, M.D., was training to specialize in fertility medicine, he offered a long list of diagnostic tests to couples trying to become parents. Some were allergy tests; others invol...



How to Protect Yourself From the Candida Auris Fungal Infection


How to Protect Yourself From the Candida Auris Fungal InfectionHealth experts are troubled by the recent increase in the U.S. of Candida auris, a potentially deadly yeast infection found to be resistant to treatment. Invasive Candida—or yeast—bloodstream inf...



How to Protect Yourself From the Candida Auris Fungal Infection


How to Protect Yourself From the Candida Auris Fungal InfectionHealth experts are troubled by the recent increase in the U.S. of Candida auris, a potentially deadly yeast infection found to be resistant to treatment. Invasive Candida—or yeast—bloodstream inf...



The Best Way to Protect Your Kids From HPV


The Best Way to Protect Your Kids From HPVHuman papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, is remarkably common, according to a recent publication from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disea...



The Best Way to Protect Your Kids From HPV


The Best Way to Protect Your Kids From HPVHuman papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, is remarkably common, according to a recent publication from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disea...



What Eliminating ACA Cost-Sharing Payments Means for You


What Eliminating ACA Cost-Sharing Payments Means for YouThe Trump administration and both parties in Congress are playing a high stakes game of chicken, using a key feature of the Affordable Care Act as a bargaining chip. The White House said today it...



What Eliminating ACA Cost-Sharing Payments Means for You


What Eliminating ACA Cost-Sharing Payments Means for YouThe Trump administration and both parties in Congress are playing a high stakes game of chicken, using a key feature of the Affordable Care Act as a bargaining chip. The White House said today it...



This Is Why We Have Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties


This Is Why We Have Bachelor and Bachelorette PartiesBasically, who do we have to thank for movies like Bachelorette and The Hangover?



Apparently Dragon Frappuccinos Are a Thing Now, Too


Apparently Dragon Frappuccinos Are a Thing Now, TooWhen baristas ran out of Unicorn Frappuccino ingredients, they invented their own mythical creation.



This Mom's Viral Facebook Post Explains Why She Doesn't Teach Her Son to Share


This Mom's Viral Facebook Post Explains Why She Doesn't Teach Her Son to Share"MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS."



3 Core-Strengthening Boxing Exercises


3 Core-Strengthening Boxing Exercises



10 Flattering One-Piece Swimsuits for Every Body Type


10 Flattering One-Piece Swimsuits for Every Body Type



These Are the Most Popular Wedding Ideas On Pinterest Right Now


These Are the Most Popular Wedding Ideas On Pinterest Right Now



FDA Warns 14 Companies for Selling Unproven Cancer 'Cures'


FDA Warns 14 Companies for Selling Unproven Cancer 'Cures'Treating cancer can be a painful, drawn-out process, and there’s no guarantee of a cure. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill that can get rid of cancer, or prevent it from occurring in the first...



FDA Warns 14 Companies for Selling Unproven Cancer 'Cures'


FDA Warns 14 Companies for Selling Unproven Cancer 'Cures'Treating cancer can be a painful, drawn-out process, and there’s no guarantee of a cure. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill that can get rid of cancer, or prevent it from occurring in the first...



My Baby Might Never Walk Without Surgery


My Baby Might Never Walk Without SurgeryAngelique desperately wanted a child – but her dream pregnancy was marred by scary news. Angelique’s pediatrician said Sophie had dwarfism, but something about the diagnosis didn’t seem to fit. Angelique took her baby to a specialist who identified Sophie’s condition as Congenital Femoral Deficiency, a rare birth defect in which a baby’s femurs fail to develop normally.



Maria Shriver’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s


Maria Shriver’s Fight Against Alzheimer’sJournalist and author Maria Shriver joins The Doctors to talk about the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, which she founded. “My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2003, and there was very little known about the disease then. Maria notes that Alzheimer’s is increasingly a women’s disease.



Do You Know How to Escape from a Car Trunk?


Do You Know How to Escape from a Car Trunk?A 25-year-old Avondale, Alabama, woman escaped from an abductor who locked her in the trunk of her own car – and it was all caught on camera!



Did the Stone Method Work for These Two Women?


Did the Stone Method Work for These Two Women?At the New Year, Ali and Juliana wanted to get back into shape and feel better about their health and fitness. Ali told The Doctors, “I’m willing to put in the hard work, but I just need somebody to tell me what to do.” They agreed to do celebrity trainer Lacey Stone’s “Eight Weeks to Change” program -- which is part The Stone Method --  addressing three areas: mental, physical, and food. Lacey, who is the trainer on "Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian," coaches the women through five-day-a-week workouts.



Even If You've Had Shingles, Get the Zostavax Vaccine


Even If You've Had Shingles, Get the Zostavax VaccineNearly one in three American adults will experience an outbreak of herpes zoster, also called shingles, at some point in their lives.  Most will get the viral illness—which brings a blistery rash...



Even If You've Had Shingles, Get the Zostavax Vaccine


Even If You've Had Shingles, Get the Zostavax VaccineNearly one in three American adults will experience an outbreak of herpes zoster, also called shingles, at some point in their lives.  Most will get the viral illness—which brings a blistery rash...



How One Woman Shed 137 Lbs. With Strength Training and Simple Diet Changes


How One Woman Shed 137 Lbs. With Strength Training and Simple Diet ChangesThis is how Ashley Javar lost 137 pounds, one small step at a time.



Erin Moran Died From Throat Cancer, a Disease That’s Growing Among Younger People


Erin Moran Died From Throat Cancer, a Disease That’s Growing Among Younger PeopleIt's not just a disease of old men and chain-smokers, say experts-but fortunately, many cases can be cured.



33 Ways to Battle Jealousy In Your Relationship


33 Ways to Battle Jealousy In Your Relationship



Extremely Pregnant Ciara Proves She Can Still "Drop It Low" In New Baby Bump Pic


Extremely Pregnant Ciara Proves She Can Still "Drop It Low" In New Baby Bump PicAnd she does it in terrifyingly high platform shoes, too.



Why I'm Sometimes Jealous of My Wife's Pregnancy


Why I'm Sometimes Jealous of My Wife's PregnancyShe's experiencing something I will literally never get to experience.



14 Amazing Grill Hacks You Need to Know Right Now


14 Amazing Grill Hacks You Need to Know Right Now



Serena Williams Says She Accidentally Announced Her Pregnancy


Serena Williams Says She Accidentally Announced Her Pregnancy"You press the wrong button and..."



This Woman's Fitbit Could Help Convict Her Husband of Her Murder


This Woman's Fitbit Could Help Convict Her Husband of Her MurderThe numbers don't lie...



'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot Shot Movie Scenes While 5 Months Pregnant


'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot Shot Movie Scenes While 5 Months PregnantPretty sure that makes her a *real* Wonder Woman.



This Woman Had the Best Response to a Man Who Told Her to "Cover Up" While Breastfeeding


This Woman Had the Best Response to a Man Who Told Her to "Cover Up" While BreastfeedingShe knew her rights and refused to back down.



13 First Mother's Day Gifts Every New Mom Will Love


13 First Mother's Day Gifts Every New Mom Will Love



35 Mother's Day Cards That Are So On Point Your Abs Will Hurt From Laughing


35 Mother's Day Cards That Are So On Point Your Abs Will Hurt From Laughing



Julianne Hough Goes Makeup-Free On Her First Day Off In 2 Months


Julianne Hough Goes Makeup-Free On Her First Day Off In 2 Months



20-Minute HIIT Workout with Fhitting Room


20-Minute HIIT Workout with Fhitting RoomYou don’t need a fancy fitness membership or lots of free time to become your best, fittest self. In fact, it’s possible to complete a super-effective, fat-burning HIIT workout in less than 30 minutes, in your own living room.



A Doctor Who Feels His Patients’ Pain?


A Doctor Who Feels His Patients’ Pain?Neurologist Dr. Joel Salinas joins The Doctors to explain why, and to tell us about his own extreme reaction to the pain of others. “We all have this system in our brain called the ‘mirror touch system,’ where it combines our vision and touch senses,” he tells The Doctors. “They have what’s called ‘mirror touch synesthesia,’ where that activity is so high that you actually literally feel it on your own body, as if it was happening to you,” explains Dr. Salinas.



Comedian ANT's Life-Threatening Secret Addiction


Comedian ANT's Life-Threatening Secret AddictionANT’s career has been stellar – but behind the laughs, he was coping with personal pain. From a stint on “The Last Comic Standing,” ANT progressed to a show of his own: “The US of ANT.” He hosted VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” as well. “I was making millions of dollars a year,” ANT says.



Is Baby Food the Key to the Perfect Margarita?


Is Baby Food the Key to the Perfect Margarita?Could the secret to a great cocktail be … baby food?



Cartoon Sex-Ed Book for Kids!?


Cartoon Sex-Ed Book for Kids!?The following material contains mature subject matter. Sexual Health Educator Emmalinda MacLean and Sex Therapist Dr. Fran Walfish join The Doctors to discuss a controversial sex education book for young children. Dr. Fran agrees that sex education is important, but feels this book has a mismatch between the childish illustrations and the information it contains.



Ways to Get a Free Workout!


Ways to Get a Free Workout!Get in shape without spending a cent! Ob/Gyn Dr. Nita Landry and ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork have tips on how to get a great workout without paying gym fees.



New Worries About Energy Drinks


New Worries About Energy DrinksCommercial energy drinks have once again been linked to heart health concerns—this time by a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And it's not the fault of caff...



New Worries About Energy Drinks


New Worries About Energy DrinksCommercial energy drinks have once again been linked to heart health concerns—this time by a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And it's not the fault of caff...



Why It's Important to Get Rid of Unused Medication


Why It's Important to Get Rid of Unused MedicationWhen it comes time to dispose of your leftover or expired medicines, you might be tempted to just toss unused pills into the trash—20 percent of people got rid of their meds this way, according t...



Why It's Important to Get Rid of Unused Medication


Why It's Important to Get Rid of Unused MedicationWhen it comes time to dispose of your leftover or expired medicines, you might be tempted to just toss unused pills into the trash—20 percent of people got rid of their meds this way, according t...



New evidence says humans were in America much earlier than we thought


The remains of a mastodon discovered during a routine excavation in California shows there was human activity in North America 130,000 years ago -- or about 115,000 years earlier than previously thought.

His son's favorite Blockbuster store is closing. So dad built him one


The 20-year-old has autism and trips to the Blockbuster store were part of his regular routine.

African-American boy starts book club for kids like him


Sidney Keys III, 11, started Books n Bros, a book club for 8- to 12-year-olds who get together in the St. Louis area and read -- about stuff they really want to read about.

School tells this 6th-grader to fix his haircut or face suspension


Xavier Davis has a pretty simple haircut: two shaved lines on the side. So imagine the family's surprise when the 6th-grader was told his hair cut was a problem.

Mom writes children's book to explain IVF to her son


Jo Zmood wanted to find a book to help explain to her son how she brought him into the world.

'Frozen': Why kids can't 'Let It Go'


You can't escape Disney's phenomenon "Frozen."

How these students got into every Ivy League school



PTSD risk may be passed down through our DNA


Christal Presley considers herself a survivor of the Vietnam War, even though the war ended years before she was born.

The next medical innovations that could save children


What medical advancements may save the lives of our children in the future and are we spending enough on research to find them?

Opioid epidemic may be underestimated, CDC report says


Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid abuse epidemic, causing 91 overdose deaths each day. Yet the total number of opioid-related deaths may still be underestimated, suggests new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Frozen hash brown recall due to 'golf balls'



Children with elevated lead levels aren't being tested or diagnosed, study says



EPA regulation cuts likely to hurt children most, experts say


Many things a child does -- from playing outside to sprawling out on carpets and lawns -- puts them at greater risk for exposure to environmental hazards such as pollution in the air, pesticides on grass and treatments on rugs.

Flint water crisis likely the cause of deadly Legionnaires outbreak


Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards released to CNN the unpublished results of a study that show the Flint water crisis most likely caused the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires disease that killed at least 12 people since 2014.

The fruits and veggies that could poison you


Underneath its spiky exterior, the fruit is smooth, juicy and beautifully sweet.

Runner: Having narcolepsy is harder than a marathon


For years, Julie Flygare kept her condition private. She hadn't liked people's reactions on the occasions when she had opened up and shared her story. People thought it was a joke or not important.

How to talk to kids about being transgender


What happens when you bring a group of sixth-graders together to meet -- for the first time -- someone who is transgender? You get an easy and honest conversation that speaks volumes about how we can talk to our kids about gender and how much we can learn from their openness.

Transgender mom ad stirs debate


An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube.

Some call it 'stealthing,' others call it sexual assault


Some people call it "stealthing" -- a practice where men secretly remove or damage condoms without their partners' knowledge. Others call it sexual assault.

Clues to new antibiotics could lie in medieval texts


For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the "Dark Ages," which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason.

Will sludge-color packaging deter smokers?


Can the sight of a greenish-brown color really be enough to deter smokers from reaching for their next pack of cigarettes?

Prosecutor: 'Brutal' genital mutilation won't be tolerated in US


Two Michigan doctors and a medical office manager were indicted Wednesday by a Detroit grand jury in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States.

'Plastic bag' womb could help keep premature babies alive


An artificial womb resembling a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their own mother's womb and could one day be applied to premature babies.

Is storing baby teeth the next wave in biobanking?



FDA cracks down on 'illegal' cancer treatments



The controversial debate about '13 Reasons Why'



What your energy drink can do to your body


What is it that gives popular energy drinks a boost? Here's a look at some of the most commonly used ingredients in energy drinks, and why health experts are worried that they might be wreaking havoc on your body.

How hype can mislead cancer patients, families



Controversial paper says saturated fat won't clog arteries



Oklahoma commission recommends extending death penalty moratorium


An Oklahoma commission recommended a continuation of a moratorium on the death penalty in that state.

'Exciting' blood test spots cancer a year early


The discovery allows doctors to detect returning tumours earlier and increases chances of a cure.

Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found'


Extremely small particles of air pollution have the potential to end up in the body, a study suggests.

Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb


Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.

Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds


The brain is fed with more oxygen and nutrients, boosting thinking and memory skills.

American woman gives birth during family trip to a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska


Kymica Hubbard was on a family day out at a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, when she went into early labour.

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine


It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.

The volunteers helping ambulances to get to Syria


The BBC meets volunteers in the biggest ever convoy to transport medical vehicles from the UK to Syria.

'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lying


The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.

'The grief can damage your mental health'


Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives


A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.

Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools


A toy-inspired device for malaria detection that costs 20 cents is shown off at the Ted conference

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'


A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling


Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate


A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.

Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease


Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.

Cheap and accessible drug tackles death in childbirth


New research shows promising results for cutting the risk of women bleeding to death in childbirth.

Anne-Marie Slaughter: A year's maternity leave is too long for mothers


Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.

Inside a neonatal intensive care unit


What does it take to care for the sickest premature babies? 5 live takes a look inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Burnley General hospital.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’


Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

'I've given up everything to care for Mum'


Sue Jenkins says she has given up her life to care for her 88-year-old mother who has dementia.

Sixteen-year-old's revolutionary heart surgery idea


A teenager on work experience came with a way for surgeons to see who has previously had surgery.

'Thousands of people read about my testicular cancer'


After Andrew Lowden's blog was shared widely, he launched #testicletuesday to raise awareness.

Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign


Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death.

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study


Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.

Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?


Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice.

Serena Williams


Most women struggle to get out of bed when eight weeks' pregnant. How did Serena win a Grand Slam title?

Clean eating


The plant-based diet, beloved by celebrities, has got the experts worried.

Saying no to the jab


An island community with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US has provoked a storm.

Tainted blood


Families of people infected with HIV and hepatitis by NHS treatments still seek a public inquiry.

Scars on stage


US beauty queen Victoria Graham has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but isn't afraid to show her scars.

No consent


Victoria Vigo woke from an emergency caesarean to find she had been sterilised - without her consent. Now she is demanding justice.

Postpartum haemorrhage: Cheap lifesaver 'cuts deaths by a third'


A drug to stop bleeding after giving birth could cut deaths by a third, research suggests.

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