Answers to your health and COVID-19 questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
Answers to your health and COVID-19 questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
Festival season is upon us, and while things still look a little different, YouTube has found a beauty-full way to join in on the fun. The online video platform has announced its inaugural YouTube Beauty Festival that's scheduled to premiere May 14. The virtual festival, hosted by YouTube's head of fashion and beauty, Derek Blasberg, will be summit-style, bringing together everyone from beauty creators to public figures all in the name of beauty.
"Boy Meets World" actress Danielle Fishel marked her 40th birthday by announcing that she's pregnant with her second child. "I couldn't be more grateful to enter my 40's with my amazing husband and son, excitedly expecting the arrival of baby boy #2," Fishel shared on Instagram, along with picture of her cradling her baby bump.
An 18-year-old is the first Black male valedictorian in his school's 106-year history. Ahmed Muhammad is a student at Oakland Technical High School in California. Muhammad applied to 11 colleges -- five branches of the Unviersity of California, the University of Southern California, Howard, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford -- and was accepted into each one.
It's been over a year since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world, and medical professionals continue to show up and help those in need. On May 10, the shoe brand known for its comfortable foam clogs, is kicking off National Nurses Week with plans to give away 10,000 pairs of Crocs at Work™ shoes per day to front-line caregivers in the United States. Starting at noon ET, the Crocs website will begin accepting requests and will remain open until that day's free pair allotment is fulfilled.
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for teens and even younger children appears to be on the horizon. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may grant emergency use authorization to Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages 12 to 15 any day now. All people in America 16 years and older are already eligible to receive the Pfizer a vaccine and anyone 18 years and older is eligible for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Rita Moreno is speaking about Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" which hits theaters later this year. Moreno, who starred in the 1961 film and won the Oscar for best supporting actress for the role of Anita, revealed that she plays an equally important role in the new version. Chatting about the upcoming movie for the TCM Classic Film Festival at an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original "West Side Story" film, the "One Day at a Time" star revealed more about the character plays in the remake.
Scientists are racing to determine what will happen as a result of melting glaciers before the repercussions of climate change on communities become a reality. Researchers are especially worried about the increased risk of flood outbursts from glacial lakes, which can pose threats to residents who live downstream, according to a new study published Thursday in Nature Climate Change. A glacial lake is a body of water that forms when a glacier erodes into land and then its water melts into the depression that forms.
Archie Sussex, the oldest child of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, is turning 2. The young royal and great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip is expected to celebrate his second birthday in California, where his family moved last year from the United Kingdom. Archie's parents, Harry and Meghan, put out a fundraising request in honor of their son's birthday to help provide COVID-19 vaccines to people in developing countries.
Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell are giving love another shot -- just out of the public eye this time. James, 29, and Kirkconnell, 24, found love on the most recent season of "The Bachelor," but called it quits after old photos of Kirkconnell resurfaced, depicting her in unflattering instances, such as attending an "Old South" antebellum plantation-themed party in 2018. Now, James -- who revealed on the "After the Final Rose" special the two had split -- told The Wall Street Journal they are working at a reconciliation.
Gov. Ron DeSantis created new controversy around Florida's already controversial new election law Thursday, apparently giving exclusive access to the signing ceremony to Fox News and barring other media outlets from covering the event at the Hilton in West Palm Beach, according to reporters on the ground. O'Brien said his station was supposed to be a pool camera to feed the event to other affiliates across the country.
A toddler who was found walking alone in Georgia has been reunited with his parents after a public appeal by police following several unsuccessful attempts to reunite them. The boy was discovered on Wednesday, May 5, by a concerned citizen who called the police to report a 3 to 4-year-old boy walking around on his own without any parents or guardians with him, according to the Clayton Police Department. ABC News’ Atlanta affiliate station WSB-TV reports that he was found wandering alone just before midnight at 11:55 p.m. but authorities did not immediately confirm this in their statement.
A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing 100 vials of a COVID-19 vaccine and other property in Washington state, authorities said. The owner called 911 in the early morning on April 30 to report that someone had entered the building overnight and stolen 100 vials of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, a vial of Botox and more than $100,000 in medical equipment, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. While its deputies searched for the person responsible, the sheriff's department put out an alert reminding residents that "COVID-19 vaccines are always free" and to only access them "through legitimate sources."
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned that cyberattacks -- specifically ransomware attacks -- are on the rise and targets range from government agencies to small businesses. A ransomware attack is when hackers lock files on a device and demand a ransom be paid in order to unlock them, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Mayorkas said that $350 million was paid out for ransomware attacks in 2020.
After weeks of debate and political maneuvering, the nation's next showdown over state voting rights lands in Texas on Thursday, when the Republican-backed House Bill 6 -- which seeks to revise the state's election laws -- heads to a floor vote. As written, HB 6 states the path to ensuring "election integrity and security" will come through "increasing criminal penalties" and "creating criminal offenses," which Democrats and voting rights activists said amounts to voter suppression tactics that would disproportionately affect communities of color. "We predict that if these provisions become law, that you're going to have Anglo-watchers-slash-vigilantes disrupting polling places in primarily places where people of color vote (from) inside the polling place, and that voters will feel so uncomfortable that they will simply leave without casting their ballot," said Nina Perales, who serves as vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, during a Wednesday press call.
Bringing home a bundle of joy isn't always a walk in the park, but one nurse and soon-to-be mom of four, Karrie Locher, is making it easy for moms about to welcome their newborns. Last Spring, Locher, who is a registered nurse, launched her Instagram to help families transition from hospital to home. "When I had my own child and went home, I was like, 'Wait, nobody told me about this, nobody told me about that,'" Locher told "Good Morning America."
During the coronavirus pandemic, Sydney Williams, global director of brand marketing for GE, has been working from home full-time while also caring for her 2-year-old and 6-month-old sons. Earlier this month Williams sat down and rewrote her resume to list only the skills she said she has learned as a new mother. "I do everything you do, but I do it with one hand," she wrote in the "skills summary" section of her resume, which she shared on LinkedIn.
When Kelly Klein, a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota, first battled stage 3 ovarian cancer five years ago, she had to take off about six months due to her aggressive treatments. Over the summer, when Klein, 54, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer again, she decided she would do whatever it takes to continue to be able to teach, a career she calls her passion. Klein has taught at Falcon Heights Elementary in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, for the past 32 years.
A D.C. district judge ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not have the authority to uphold a federal eviction moratorium, which was put in place to prevent those behind on rent because of the pandemic from being evicted from their homes. Judge Dabney Friedrich of the D.C. District Court ordered the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services to vacate the eviction moratorium, which has been in place since last year. "It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic," Friedrich wrote.
Sandra Ortiz hugged her son Bryan for the first time in nearly four years on Tuesday. Later that night, Mabel, a mother from Honduras surprised her sons, Mino and Erick, at a family gathering and locked them in a tearful group hug for the first time in over three years.
When the pandemic hit, husband and wife Kenny Phillips and Dr. Sabrina Campbell took working from home on the road. As a traveling doctor, Campbell is used to being on the move. Campbell's Winnebago was made in Forest City, Iowa.