Zika Update: How Pregnant Women In The U.S. Are Taking Precaution

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With the latest information that Zika can be sexually transmitted, people are on higher alert than ever. It completely widens the scope of severity; previously, if men were bitten by a Zika-infected mosquito, no biggie. But now, evidence shows that men can pass the virus to their partners. So, ladies, you can follow the CDC's travel... Read more

UPDATE: Sperm And Egg Freezing Added To Parental Leave Perks For Military Service Members

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We've said it before (and we'll say it again), military parents have one of the toughest jobs in the world. But recent news may make it easier. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has unveiled a pilot program that will pay for troops to have their sperm or eggs preserved. That way, if they—and their reproductive... Read more

Step Aside, Barbie: Ken Gets A Makeover Too

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You knew it was coming. But did you know it would be so great? On the newly-diversified plastic heels of the redesigned Barbie doll comes a reimagined Ken. While these Ken variations are just mockups and completely unassociated with Mattel, people are celebrating (and laughing at) this push for gender equality. https://twitter.com/lyst/status/694886858887663616 With the... Read more

Yes, Even Babies Need Super Bowl Tickets

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With the 2016 Super Bowl just around the corner, scoring tickets is no easy task, even for NFL players. Each player is allotted 15 tickets at a cost of $1,800 each. Unfortunately for Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, newborn babies are no exception to this rule. Colquitt just welcomed a new addition to his family last week,... Read more

The Debate Around The CDC’s New Alcohol Recommendation

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For many women, pregnancy and abstaining from drinking alcohol go hand in hand. Numerous studies have connected drinking during pregnancy with an increased risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and there is no known safe level of alcohol that is safe to consume when you’re expecting. In an effort to reduce the number of... Read more

Dolce & Gabbana's New Fashion Line Celebrates Multicultural And Gay Parents

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Too little, too late? In perhaps too overt a reference to the controversy the designers stirred last year, Dolce & Gabbana just unveiled a new line featuring same-sex couples with young children. Need a quick refresher of 2015's saga? In an interview with Italian news magazine Panorama, the designers, who dated for 23 years, stated,... Read more

Youngest Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

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Against all odds–99 percent of odds, to be exact—8-day-old conjoined twins have been separated in Switzerland, making them the youngest and smallest duo to successfully undergo the surgery. Lydia and Maya, born at the Inselspital hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in December, were scheduled to have the surgery a few months later when they were stronger... Read more

World Health Organization Declares Zika 'Public Health Emergency'

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After an emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, today, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a "public health emergency of international concern." Feel like that already sums up the general sentiment towards the virus? This official terminology elevates it to the same level of concern as Ebola, meaning research and aid will now be prioritized... Read more

Soccer Player Harry Arter Opens Up About Stillborn Daughter: 'Every Single Game I Play For Her'

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The grief of losing a child is not typically bared publicly; too many people just don't understand. So imagine being surrounded by a stadium full of fans at your most vulnerable moment. That was the reality for British professional soccer player Harry Arter. The A.F.C. Bournemouth midfielder and his partner, Rachel, learned their baby girl's heart... Read more

#ToyLikeMe Movement Celebrates Kids With Disabilities

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Big changes are coming to play time! Yesterday, Barbie got curvy. And today, Lego introduced its first-ever wheelchair-bound figure that's not an elderly person. The toy industry is finally working to represent more body types and lifestyles. But it's been top of mind for Rebecca Atkinson for a year now. The journalist and creative... Read more