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Nikki Reed’s birth control drama: Experts weigh in on how to discuss family planning

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Critics took aim at Nikki Reed's husband, Ian Somerhalder, this week after the actor admitted in an interview to throwing out the actress' birth control pills.

Somerhalder, 38, recounted the ordeal, which took place   ... Read More

Facebook group members accuse paralyzed hiker of lying about completing Pacific Crest Trail

ABC News (ANZA, Calif.) --  Earlier this week, her story was featured on various news outlets, including ABC News' "World News Tonight," sparking interest within the Facebook group Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2017. Some members of the group raised   ... Read More

‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Alternatives to processed sugar

tyncho/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Avoiding refined sugar may be a challenge for most Americans, but Byron Paidoussi and Whitney Cole, the owners of Fitness and Fuel LA, regularly look for alternatives. In the tenth and final episode of ABC News'   ... Read More

Girl Scout honored for saving mom from overturned car

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana(NEW YORK) -- Last April Melina Lakey was riding home from a movie with her parents when their SUV clipped a drainage ditch and rolled over six times, landing on its roof.

The 9-year-old was   ... Read More

Dad pushes empty stroller through marathon to honor stillborn son

ABC News(QUEENSLAND, Australia) -- As if running a marathon isn't enough of a feat, one dad pushed a stroller the entire way.

For Troy Austin, an Australian man who is an Ironman competitor and triathlete as well as a   ... Read More

Tom Brady’s claim that hydration prevents sunburns raises eyebrows

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady's claim that staying ultra-hydrated helps protect him from the sun's rays is raising eyebrows on social media.

"When I was growing up, and playing outside in the sun, I got sunburned a   ... Read More

Girl collects more than 2,300 pairs of silly socks for fellow patients in hospital

vitapix/iStock/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- A 12-year-old girl has collected thousands of pairs of silly socks for her friends staying in the hospital where she receives chemotherapy.

Emma Becker has been a patient for 4 years at Connecticut Children's Medical Center   ... Read More

Cheat days may actually help dieters lose weight, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taking cheat days, or breaks, while dieting may actually help aid weight loss, according to a new study from Australian researchers.

The small study looked at two groups of obese men who participated in a four-month   ... Read More

Woman paints motivational messages in middle school girls bathrooms

(Credit: Shari Jackson Link / Shari Link Designs) Shari Jackson Link of Fayetteville, N.C., painted positive messages in the girls' bathrooms at Fayetteville Academy to "inspire them to be nice." (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- These aren’t your ordinary middle school girls’   ... Read More

United Nations report says too few antibiotics being worked on

luchschen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A United Nations report warns that there aren't enough new antibiotics under development to ward off the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

The report, released by the World Health Organization, says most drugs currently in   ... Read More

Eight-year-old boy meets his bone marrow donor for the first time

Good Morning America(NEW YORK) -- An 8-year-old cancer survivor met the stranger who donated her bone marrow to him for the very first time on Good Morning America on Wednesday.

“Thank you for saving my life,” A.J. told his   ... Read More

Ivanka Trump reveals she struggled with postpartum depression

 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- First daughter Ivanka Trump has revealed that she struggled with postpartum depression after giving birth to each of her three children in a new interview."With each of my three children I had   ... Read More

Woman thwarts attempted mugging by ‘faking a medical problem’: Police

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A California woman responded to an attempted mugging on a train by "faking a medical problem to attract attention from her fellow riders," according to the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department.

Julie Dragland told   ... Read More

What to know about at-home fertility tests

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- While some women credit using at-home fertility testing kits with helping them start their families, one expert says the popular kits should not be viewed as replacements for seeing a doctor when struggling to conceive.   ... Read More

Neighbors plant 101 red heart balloons in yard of woman with breast cancer

ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Laura Stegenga arrived at her Minneapolis home last week after undergoing a chemotherapy treatment to a sight she described as “glorious.”

Stegenga, a 47-year-old mother of two who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in   ... Read More

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Nikki Reed’s birth control drama: Experts weigh in on how to discuss family planning

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Critics took aim at Nikki Reed's husband, Ian Somerhalder, this week after the actor admitted in an interview to throwing out the actress' birth control pills.

Somerhalder, 38, recounted the ordeal, which took place   ... Read More

Facebook group members accuse paralyzed hiker of lying about completing Pacific Crest Trail

ABC News (ANZA, Calif.) --  Earlier this week, her story was featured on various news outlets, including ABC News' "World News Tonight," sparking interest within the Facebook group Pacific Crest Trail Class of 2017. Some members of the group raised   ... Read More

‘Healthy Living for Summer’: Alternatives to processed sugar

tyncho/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Avoiding refined sugar may be a challenge for most Americans, but Byron Paidoussi and Whitney Cole, the owners of Fitness and Fuel LA, regularly look for alternatives. In the tenth and final episode of ABC News'   ... Read More

Girl Scout honored for saving mom from overturned car

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana(NEW YORK) -- Last April Melina Lakey was riding home from a movie with her parents when their SUV clipped a drainage ditch and rolled over six times, landing on its roof.

The 9-year-old was   ... Read More

Dad pushes empty stroller through marathon to honor stillborn son

ABC News(QUEENSLAND, Australia) -- As if running a marathon isn't enough of a feat, one dad pushed a stroller the entire way.

For Troy Austin, an Australian man who is an Ironman competitor and triathlete as well as a   ... Read More

Tom Brady’s claim that hydration prevents sunburns raises eyebrows

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady's claim that staying ultra-hydrated helps protect him from the sun's rays is raising eyebrows on social media.

"When I was growing up, and playing outside in the sun, I got sunburned a   ... Read More

Girl collects more than 2,300 pairs of silly socks for fellow patients in hospital

vitapix/iStock/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- A 12-year-old girl has collected thousands of pairs of silly socks for her friends staying in the hospital where she receives chemotherapy.

Emma Becker has been a patient for 4 years at Connecticut Children's Medical Center   ... Read More

Cheat days may actually help dieters lose weight, study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Taking cheat days, or breaks, while dieting may actually help aid weight loss, according to a new study from Australian researchers.

The small study looked at two groups of obese men who participated in a four-month   ... Read More

Woman paints motivational messages in middle school girls bathrooms

(Credit: Shari Jackson Link / Shari Link Designs) Shari Jackson Link of Fayetteville, N.C., painted positive messages in the girls' bathrooms at Fayetteville Academy to "inspire them to be nice." (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- These aren’t your ordinary middle school girls’   ... Read More

United Nations report says too few antibiotics being worked on

luchschen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A United Nations report warns that there aren't enough new antibiotics under development to ward off the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

The report, released by the World Health Organization, says most drugs currently in   ... Read More

Eight-year-old boy meets his bone marrow donor for the first time

Good Morning America(NEW YORK) -- An 8-year-old cancer survivor met the stranger who donated her bone marrow to him for the very first time on Good Morning America on Wednesday.

“Thank you for saving my life,” A.J. told his   ... Read More

Ivanka Trump reveals she struggled with postpartum depression

 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- First daughter Ivanka Trump has revealed that she struggled with postpartum depression after giving birth to each of her three children in a new interview."With each of my three children I had   ... Read More

Woman thwarts attempted mugging by ‘faking a medical problem’: Police

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A California woman responded to an attempted mugging on a train by "faking a medical problem to attract attention from her fellow riders," according to the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department.

Julie Dragland told   ... Read More

What to know about at-home fertility tests

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- While some women credit using at-home fertility testing kits with helping them start their families, one expert says the popular kits should not be viewed as replacements for seeing a doctor when struggling to conceive.   ... Read More

Neighbors plant 101 red heart balloons in yard of woman with breast cancer

ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Laura Stegenga arrived at her Minneapolis home last week after undergoing a chemotherapy treatment to a sight she described as “glorious.”

Stegenga, a 47-year-old mother of two who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in   ... Read More

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