Pregnancy and Childbirth

Lawmakers unlikely to expand children's health insurance to cover birth control

13 hours ago   |   ABC

Texas ranks ninth in the nation in teen pregnancy. But lawmakers have neglected to pass a bill expanding CHIP to cover contraceptives.
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Breakthrough could lead to early detection of pregnancy complications

14 hours ago   |   Science Daily

Researchers have found a way to study uterine fluid in the lab, thereby avoiding invasive procedures during pregnancy, while at the same time developing a potential model for...
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Proposed Texas Law Allows Citizens to Sue Those Who Help Women Get Abortions

16 hours ago   |   Newsweek

A proposed Texas "heartbeat bill" approved by state lawmakers Thursday and expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott would allow private citizens to sue...
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Covid Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Study Confirms

21 hours ago   |   NY Times

The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research.
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Pregnant Woman Shockingly Claims She Hosted 'Fake Funeral' For Cheating Ex

1 day ago   |   Newsweek

A woman shared a shocking confession on TikTok: She allegedly threw a fake funeral for her ex-boyfriend when she found out he was cheating on her during her pregnancy.
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COVID-19 vaccine does not damage the placenta in pregnancy

1 day ago   |   Science Daily

A new study of placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy found no evidence of injury, adding to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines...
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COVID-19 vaccines did not impact placentas during pregnancy, according to Northwestern study

2 days ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Researchers who studied the placentas of vaccinated pregnant women saw no evidence of injury from vaccines.
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More companies are offering pregnancy loss leave

3 days ago   |   Fortune

The corporate policies offer two weeks paid leave for mothers or their partners.
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'My Pregnancy Was Ruined By Disordered Eating'

3 days ago   |   Newsweek

Even before I got pregnant, I was overwhelmed by the restrictions on what I could and couldn't eat.
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The 5 best at-home pregnancy tests of 2021

The 5 best at-home pregnancy tests of 2021

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Table of Contents: Masthead StickySummary List Placement Whether you're trying to have a baby or are checking for an unplanned pregnancy, a home pregnancy test will tell you...
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New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump. (Image... Read more ...

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Summary List Placement Elon Musk's net worth dropped by $25 billion within the week Tesla stopped accepting Bitcoin payments and the billionaire hosted Saturday Night Live. The... Read more ...

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Friday that mask-wearing will “be hard to let go” of for some and argued Americans should... Read more ...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns... Read more ...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've been fully vaccinated

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that fully-vaccinated Americans don't have to wear masks indoors , provided individual... Read more ...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State

ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota House on Thursday night approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a historic vote for an effort some have been... Read more ...

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said... Read more ...

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of the party's House leadership. Read more ...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for vaccinated people. Here's how stores are responding to the new guidelines

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday relaxed guidance for mask-wearing in indoor and outdoor spaces for fully vaccinated people... Read more ...

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

A Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing her mother has gone viral on TikTok. Read more ...