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Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland

Nikki Haley is criticized for her comment on health care in Finland

The top Finnish envoy to the United Nations joined a chorus of people slamming Nikki Haley for saying the European nation’s health care system is lacking compared to that of the United States. The incident started when Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the cost of childbirth in the United States, saying it’s about $12,000 compared to…MORE

Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks

Anti-vaxers and Facebook: The four subgroups that fuel online attacks

In the ongoing — and sometimes vicious — vaccination debates online, pediatricians who are vocal vaccine advocates have become frequent targets of anti-vaxers. Dr. Paul Offit keeps a fat folder of nasty messages he’s received so that “if someone kills me, my wife can give it to the police.” He does not laugh when he…MORE

Young people on amphetamines for ADHD have twice the psychosis risk compared to other stimulants, study says

Young people on amphetamines for ADHD have twice the psychosis risk compared to other stimulants, study says

Teens and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, who receive amphetamines such as Adderall for treatment have a higher risk of developing psychosis, compared to those who receive methyphenidates stimulants, such as Ritalin, according to a large new study. Using two national insurance claim databases, the authors followed 221,486 teens and young adults ages…MORE

Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study. Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml…MORE

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug

FDA approves first postpartum depression drug

For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. On Tuesday, the FDA announced the approval of an intravenous infusion of the drug brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso.…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

“The Conners” are sticking around. The “Roseanne” spin-off on Friday officially received a second season order from ABC, a move that was not unexpected. Despite the controversy that led to its creation, “The Conners” was a solid performer for ABC in its freshman season, averaging 9.5 million viewers and coming in as the season’s No.…

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

The Obamas congratulate A-Rod and J-Lo

Talk about the ultimate engagement gift. Alex Rodriguez shared an intimate note of congratulations from none other than former President Barack Obama on Friday. The note was addressed to Rodriguez and his fiancĂ©, Jennifer Lopez. “Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement,” the handwritten letter read. “After 26 years together, we…

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is ready for a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reboot

Amy Poehler is down for a “Parks and Recreation” reboot. The cast of the hit show came together Thursday night at the PaleyFest to celebrate their 10th anniversary and that’s where Poehler revealed it’s simply a matter of when. “Mike Schur is currently working on about five shows,” Poehler told Variety. “Whenever Mike is ready,…

R. Kelly puts his request to work abroad on hold

R. Kelly puts his request to work abroad on hold

R. Kelly on Friday put the brakes on his request for a judge’s permission to travel abroad while he awaits trial on felony sex abuse charges — but only so that he can amend the request with fuller information, his attorneys said. Dressed in a dark suit, Kelly made a brief appearance at a status…