Mariah Carey says miscarriage happened after Ellen DeGeneres needled her about pregnancy
Mariah Carey shares in a new interview that “be kind” advocate Ellen DeGeneres violated the common courtesy and “empathy” that’s granted to women who worry about miscarriage in the early months of their pregnancies.This courtesy acknowledges that many pregnant women are reluctant to share their news until they reach their second trimester, when the risk of miscarriage falls.Carey, 50, told Vulture that DeGeneres left her feeling “extremely uncomfortable” when she needled the singer to prematurely reveal her pregnancy on her nationally televised talk show in 2008. Carey said her discomfort was ...
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HPV vaccine has reduced need for cervical cancer screening, medical group says
For the first time, an expert medical group has recommended delaying, decreasing and simplifying cervical cancer screening, largely because the HPV vaccine, introduced 14 years ago, is protecting young women from the disease.Most Americans still don’t know that the human papillomavirus, or HPV, causes oral and genital cancers, and too many parents are not getting their preteens vaccinated, studies show. But studies also show that even without optimal vaccination rates, Merck’s Gardasil shots have been a public health victory, dramatically reducing the precancerous cervical lesions that can pro...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Kelly Preston, 'Jerry Maguire' actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57 after breast cancer battle
Kelly Preston, the actress known for films like “Jerry Maguire” and the wife of John Travolta, died Sunday following a two-year battle with breast cancer, her husband announced.Preston was 57.“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” Travolta wrote early Monday in an Instagram post, thanking staff at a Houston-based medical center.“My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side,” the actor continued. “Kelly’...
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Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe COVID-19, CDC SaysWASHINGTON — Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk for being hospitalized and ending up in an intensive-care unit than women who aren’t pregnant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.The CDC is adding pregnancy to the list of health conditions that make COVID-19 patients more likely to suffer severe complications. A study by the agency found pregnant women were 5.4 times more likely to be hospitalized, 1.5 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU and 1.7 times more likely to receive mechanical ventil...
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Missouri's lone abortion provider receives operating license after yearlong fight
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s administration issued a license Thursday to Planned Parenthood, allowing Missouri’s lone abortion provider to operate through 2021.After yanking the St. Louis clinic’s license last year, the facility has been able to continue operating only through the intervention of a judge’s order.The new license was issued nearly a month after a state administrative hearing judge ruled against the Republican administration’s attempt to shutter the facility.In his 97-page decision, Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi said Planned Par...
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