Meg Lenahan

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49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

After Pulse Shooting, LGBT Folks Of Color Worry About Increased Police Attention

After 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Florida in June, gay pride marches across the country saw amped-up police presence. Law enforcement agencies shared support for LGBT people on social media and in the press. The NYPD rolled out a cop car decorated with rainbows.<p>Safety and …

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Man convicted of Birmingham church bombing denied parole

Alabama's parole board decided Wednesday against freeing a onetime Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four black girls more than 50 years ago.<p>The decision to keep Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., 78, imprisoned was met with applause. Relatives of three of the slain girls spoke …

Donald Trump's tough week could cost him in swing states, and he's running out of time to recover

Debora Matthews, a 64-year-old Republican, loaded plastic grocery bags into her sport utility vehicle one day this week, down the road from where Donald Trump was entertaining a crowd at a high school auditorium. Matthews shook her head in disgust at the campaign, unable to help her 18-year-old …

Trump Super PAC Head: Trump Watches Too Much TV, Is Easily Distracted

“Sometimes great racehorses can’t stay on the track, they wander all over the place, they have to put blinder on them. We need to put a blinder on Donald Trump."<p>Ed Rollins, a co-chairman of a super PAC backing Donald Trump, thinks that Trump is watching too much TV, and that he needs something akin …

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In CDC Zika prevention kits, female condoms spotlighted

When JoEllen Notte was set to get down and dirty with a hot new conquest, the guy surprised her with his protection of choice.<p>“I know this is going to sound a little weird because I’m recommending something you have to wear, but will you give it a try?” he said.<p>The forward-thinking Romeo was …

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

1 / 13<p>A researcher releases male mosquitos on Shazai Island in Guangzhou, China<p>A researcher releases male mosquitos on Shazai Island which has a …

Community at Heart of Florida Zika Scare Seems Unfazed

The CDC has issued a travel warning, but the community seems unfazed.

When Should Cancer Treatment Wait?

Aggressive testing is leaving some people with benign or early-stage diseases in medical limbo.<p>Imagine for a moment that you have a tiny but worrisome lung nodule or, say, a growing bulge in a crucial blood vessel. You have no choice but to continue with normal life: going to work, running errands, …

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Olympics are expected to bring ratings gold to NBC despite problems in Rio

From fecal matter in the water to Zika-virus-carrying mosquitoes in the air, it's been one negative headline after another coming out of Rio de Janeiro in the months leading up to the Summer Olympic Games that start Friday.<p>But NBC has no reason to believe any unpleasantness in Brazil will …