The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control is now urging condom use to prevent the spread of the Zika virus after health officials in Texas reported that a Dallas resident contracted the virus through sex.
Dallas County Health and Human Services officials told NBC5 that the patient got infected after having sex with an infected person who recently returned from a trip to Venezuela.
"A person who recently traveled to an area with Zika virus transmission returned to the United States and developed Zika-like symptoms. The person later tested positive for Zika, along with their sexual partner, who had not traveled to the area," a statement from the CDC said. more >>
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to override a veto to a sweeping piece of legislation that if enacted would defund Planned Parenthood.
While the Tuesday override received a majority in the House with 241 yeas to 186 nays, the Republican-dominated body failed to get the sufficient two-thirds majority of votes to override President Barack Obama's veto of HR 3762.
Some Tyra Banks fans might be wondering where the former Victoria's Secret model hid her baby bump for nine months, following the birth of her son, York, last week. That's because she and her boyfriend of two years, Erik Asla, found a surrogate to birth their new born son, York Banks Asla, who was introduced to the world last week in an Instagram post.
"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," the former TV host captioned a photo showing a baby's traditional hospital hat. "He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy's mouth and chin."
Banks, 42, and her boyfriend, 50, owe it all to someone they pegged an angel, a gestational surrogate who birthed their child. "As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone," she added. more >>
Now that she has the attention of millions of singles worldwide, author Mandy Hale isn't using her platform to guarantee anyone a husband or wife.
"I wish I had 140 characters of brilliance to share that 'your man is on his way, or your wife is on her way.' But I don't," Hale admitted to The Christian Post ahead of her third book release Beautiful Uncertainty:Singleness, Surrender and Stepping Out on Faith.
"When I was in prayer one day God was asking me: 'If it's only you and me one day, is that going to be enough?' I had to reach the point where I said, you know what God, it is going to be enough.'" more >>
Hundreds of Yazidi women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State have managed to escape and report that they've been subjected to painful "virginity tests" by Iraqi authorities to prove that they were actually abused.
The Independent reported that watchdog groups, such as Human Rights Watch, have documented the traumatic experiences women have been forced to undergo after escaping from IS.
Rothna Begum, a researcher at the group's women's rights division, said she has spoken with victims who have confirmed that hundreds of women and girls have been subjected by Iraqi authorities to the painful virginity tests to prove that they have been raped. more >>
Hello Democratic Caucus and Primary voters! Before you cast your ballot next month, it's time to play everyone's favorite pop quiz game …
Hillary Clinton or Extremist Rightwing Republican?!
Playing in the game is quite simple. You will be given a series of quotes and you must determine who is responsible for them. Is it Hillary Clinton? Or is it an Extremist Rightwing Republican? more >>