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The most common IUD side effects and how to treat them, according to OB-GYNs

Common IUD side effects include cramping, irregular bleeding, lighter periods, or sometimes heavier periods. Here's how to treat them.

Pepsi Just Launched A Brand New Drink

Driftwell from Pepsi is now available at two online retailers. It contains natural ingredients that help aid sleep and promote relaxation.

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Hanukkah Meal a Healthy Feast

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Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 becoming one of leading causes of death in US; vaccine doesn't mean virus is over, WHO warns

The U.S. just saw its deadliest day, again. President-elect Biden plans to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days. Latest COVID-19 news.

HHS begins national vaccine ad campaign with YouTube ads

The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday launched a national ad campaign promoting awareness about the forthcoming coronavirus vaccines with a modest $150,000 ad buy on YouTube.

All 8 Members of This Family Caught COVID-19 After One Person Gave an Elderly Friend a Car Ride

Two family members were hospitalized, and one died from the virus.

7 Fat-Burning Foods That Stop Cravings Instantly

Squash those crazy cravings in their tracks with these superfoods.

Politicians ask for public's help on Covid — then go to dinner or on vacation

The governors of California and Oklahoma and the mayors of Austin, Texas, and San Francisco are among those not practicing what they preach.

CDC advisor says kids could get Covid vaccine in the second half of 2021

Children and young teens could get a Covid-19 vaccine in the second half of next year, an advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The most popular New Year’s resolutions of 2020

Each year, Americans make New Year’s resolutions to start their year off right. Here were the top resolutions at the beginning of 2020.

5 major causes of pneumonia and how you can prevent it

You can get pneumonia due to a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. You can also get hostpital-acquired pneumonia or aspiration pneumonia.

The CDC Just Changed This Big Face Mask Rule For Everyone

In their updated guidance, the CDC asks people to wear masks anytime they are outside of their home — and even inside of their homes in certain situations.

Is It Safe For Pregnant Women To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

After an astonishingly fast effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19, the United States is on the precipice of having multiple options. Public health experts believe we’re weeks (or less) away from the first doses being available, which will be rolled out to health care workers, nursing home residents and then other high-priority groups, like older Americans and essential workers. But what about pregnant women? Should they...

Dr. Fauci Just Apologized for Saying This About the COVID Vaccine

After making some disparaging comments about the U.K.'s vaccine approval process, Dr. Fauci apologized and advocated for the British vaccine.

When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine? Everything you need to know now

The coronavirus vaccine may be distributed very soon. Here are answers to your questions concerning side effects, availability, cost, dosage and more.

How to balance your blood sugar levels by following this 7-day diabetic meal plan

Tracking carbs and eating frequently can help balance blood sugar levels. Here's a 7-day diabetic meal plan to kickstart your road to feeling better.

7 medically-studied benefits of olive oil and why you should use it instead of butter

Olive oil, a healthy fat, contains disease-preventing antioxidants. Consider substituting other cooking oils and butter with olive oil.

Elvis Presley Received a Polio Vaccination on Live TV — Here's Why Public Vaccinations Matter

After the singer received the polio vaccine on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, many young people chose to get immunized

Plan B can make your period late, but not for more than one menstrual cycle - here's what to expect after taking it

Plan B may make your period late or change its flow for one menstrual cycle. Any irregularities after that may indicate pregnancy or another cause.

This Core-and-Cardio Burner Combines 3 of the Most Effective Exercises Into a Single Move

And, weirdly, makes it easier than doing them on their own.

The #1 Worst Chain Restaurant Dish

Meet the worst of the worst.

Avocados Are the ‘Pandemic-Proof’ Crop in Lockdown Health Craze

Health-conscious consumers are eating avocados like never before during the pandemic.

House approves historic vote to federally decriminalize marijuana

The MORE Act would mandate a reassessment of prior marijuana convictions and invest in social services for people caught up in the war on drugs.

San Francisco Shuts Down; U.S. States Hit Records: Virus Update

With cases nationwide at a high, U.S. states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Oregon reported a record number of cases. Iowa hit its highest number of new Covid-19 deaths for a second straight day. New York City’s average cases and positive-test rate continued to climb as Mayor Bill de Blasio advised people over 65 and with health conditions to stay home.

Low-Impact Workout Videos That Deliver High-Impact Results

If you’re looking for a fitness routine that’s gentle on your body yet intense enough to kick your metabolism into high gear, you might want to consider a low-impact workout. These types of workouts allow you to participate in high-intensity cardio and strengthening routines without having to endure the joint-jarring motion that happens with moves

This Is What You'll Need to Get a COVID Vaccine at CVS, CEO Says

A coronavirus vaccine is just around the corner. But in order to get your COVID vaccine at CVS once it's available, you'll have to do this.

How retailers are meeting unprecedented shipping demands during pandemic

The pandemic has caused an increased demand for online shopping during the holiday season, and retailers have been forced to get creative to fulfill orders. NBC’s Jo Ling Kent puts three retailers to the test.

Outer Banks’ Madelyn Cline Reveals She Used to Have an Eating Disorder: ‘I Was Harming Myself’

The Netflix star said she used to overexercise and severely limit her calories

Updated Guidance Urges Kids to Wear Face Masks While Participating in Most Youth Sports

"Cloth face coverings have been shown to decrease transmission rates of SARS-CoV-2; therefore the AAP encourages that athletes wear them at all times for group training, competition, and on the sidelines," the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote in its updated guidance.

If You Love Quinoa, You Need to Try Amaranth—Here’s Why

Consider it the cure for quinoa burnout.

House passes historic bill to decriminalize cannabis

The proposal would end a federal ban on marijuana and create a pathway to expunge related criminal records.

What to eat if you have hypothyroidism, according to experts

Dietitians weigh in on the smart food choices that can help you feel healthier and more energized.

Fact check: Strict lockdowns, experimental vaccine helped China recover from COVID-19

Some have taken to Facebook to question whether a vaccine is truly necessary for the nation to recover from COVID-19. As an example, they cite China.

COVID-19 means more preschool-age kids won't be ready for kindergarten

COVID-19 is closing day cares, increasing the cost of preschools and keeping children at home during arguably their most formative years.

Opinion: How Elvis Presley can help us with a Covid vaccine

Former presidents Bush, Clinton and Obama have all said they'll get a Covid-19 vaccine publicly. David Perry reflects on a crucial 1956 moment when Elvis Presley got a polio vaccine on television; Perr argues we have an even greater need today for trusted public figures and celebrities from all walks of life to help normalize the Covid vaccine.

Cricket-based snacks are surprisingly delicious

What if your tortilla chips had 20 grams of protein?

See CoolSculpting to treat flabby arms demonstrated live on TODAY

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical technology that freezes fat cells and makes them disappear permanently. Dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi explains how it works to eliminate flab on upper arms and demonstrates the procedure on a patient live in the TODAY studio.

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says

Masks are "critical" to controlling the spread of coronavirus, and that includes at home sometimes, the CDC said Friday.

Women From Travel Ban Countries More Likely To Give Birth Prematurely: Study

Women in the U.S. who are from countries listed on President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban are nearly 7% more likely to deliver babies prematurely than non-Hispanic white women born in the U.S., according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine last week, analyzed over 18 million preterm birth rates from 2009 to 2018. Researchers found that women from countries impacted by the first iteration of the...

The Top 5 Breakfast Orders Right Now

Grubhub released its annual "Year in Food" report which analyzed orders placed by over 30 million diners to see which ones rose in popularity this year.

House of Representatives passes marijuana legalization bill

The MORE Act would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge some marijuana-related criminal records.

Is it still OK to do a cookie swap during the pandemic?

Swapping sweets is a beloved holiday tradition for many families — here's how to tweak it for the COVID-19 era.

More than half of Americans say they know someone who has been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19, Pew survey finds

Slightly more than half of US adults -- 54% -- now say that they know someone who has been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

A Nutritional Psychiatrist Says This Underrated Green Is a Natural Mood Booster

Hint: It's in the mustard green family.

Your Family Is Going To Love This $20 Electric S'Mores Maker

They'll be obsessed with any of these gifts, tbh.

We Need to Snack

The modern parent often doesn't always have time for leisurely meals.

Law grads faced financial, medical challenges to take the bar this year

After law school, many students are hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. With the pandemic, students across the country were caught in limbo awaiting licensure.

Pregnant women will have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, despite being a high-risk group for complications

Pregnant women aren't among prioritized populations for vaccine distribution. We don't know if the shots work and are safe for them and their babies.

More than 1,000 migrant children in US government custody have tested positive for Covid-19

More than 1,000 migrant children in US government custody have tested positive for coronavirus since March, according to the federal agency charged with their care.

English Teen Alex Vellins Says Puberty Blocker Ruling Will Make a Difficult System Harder for Trans Youth

"How long is a court case going to take, if it takes two years just to be seen?"