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April 2, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan said Tuesday on Twitter that a tweet she sent out Monday about her being pregnant was an April Fools' joke. Lohan is expected to return to the United States from Brazil to begin a 90-day sentence in a rehab facility as part of a plea bargain she struck after being charged with lying to police about a Santa Monica car crash. Lohan has until May 2 to prove to the Los Angeles County Superior Court that she has enrolled in rehab. She has said she'd like to do the rehab in New York.
April 2, 2013 |
Repeat births among teens have fallen, but nearly one in five children born to teen mothers already has a sibling, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of more than 367,000 births to mothers 15 to 19 years old in 2010, 18.3% were repeat births, a decrease of 6.2% from 2007, the CDC reported. Large disparities among racial and ethnic groups and geographic areas remain, the centers reported. American Indian or Alaska native teens registered the highest percentages, 21.6%, followed by Hispanics, 20.9%, and non-Hispanic blacks, 20.4%.
March 29, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian has been finding her way when it comes to maternity style, telling People, “Either you go tight and you really show it off, or there's the muumuu style that's perfect for tall, skinny model types.” Since she is not the latter, she has tended to opt for tight, and one of her favorite looks is leather leggings with some kind of top, as, for instance, the feathery pouf she wore to the Topshop Topman opening party in L.A. last month....
March 25, 2013 |
Snooki and fiance Jionni LaValle baptized their son on Palm Sunday and her partner in crime JWoww served as the little guy's godmother. "Lorenzo is finally baptized! He did so good #proudparents," she tweeted Sunday. Snooki, 25, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, posted several pics of the fete on Instagram over the weekend. The "Snooki & JWoww" star and "proud mommy" was beyond eager to share her little guy's christening celebration "Proud parents today," the petite reality star posted with a pic of herself and LaValle dressed in their Sunday best.
February 11, 2013 |
Births to women ages 15-19 and 20-24 in the U.S. declined to "historic lows" in 2011, declining to 31.3 births per 1,000 women, said researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. Writing in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, Brady E. Hamilton and colleagues summarized vital statistics from birth certificates and death records in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Overall, there were 3,953,593 births in the U.S. in 2011, 1% fewer than in 2010.
February 5, 2013 |
Kate Middleton is set to make her second official public appearance since becoming pregnant. Looks like Mrs. Prince William will be showing off a lot more of her newly surfaced baby bump, which has been spotted while she's been out shopping and grabbing coffee. St. James Palace announced Tuesday that the Duchess of Cambridge will appear at Hope House, a women's rehabilitation facility, in London on Feb. 19. The duchess is a patron to its Action on Addiction program, which provides help to women recovering from substance abuse and other compulsive disorders.
February 4, 2013 |
Joe Flacco's life changed forever Sunday night. He's now a Super Bowl champion -- and a Super Bowl MVP on top of that -- after leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Not only has he silenced his seemingly ever-present critics, he almost certainly will become one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL after a performance that included three first-half touchdowns. But there's more, something that has nothing to do with football. At his private post-game party for family and friends, Flacco and his wife, Dana, announced that they are expecting their second child -- news they had kept to themselves until that point.
December 25, 2012
Jessica Simpson probably stocked the tree with plenty of gifts for her baby girl Maxwell on Christmas Day, and also slipped another out to her Twitter followers. The singer seems to have confirmed rumors that she's expecting again -- only seven months after giving birth. "Big sis," a message scribbled in sand read in a photo Simpson uploaded to the social network, featuring baby Maxwell in some adorable Christmas footie pajamas. "Merry Christmas from my family to yours," a message attached to the photo read.
December 7, 2012 |
It has been decades since the last major breakthrough of a popular, easy-to-use and effective form of birth control. The pill has been available since 1960 and the IUD since 1965. Condoms have been around for centuries, although today's latex versions are improvements over those fashioned from sheep guts. But some innovative research is underway in Kim Woodrow 's bioengineering lab at the University of Washington. She and her students have produced electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers that can quickly dissolve and release drugs to prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.
December 7, 2012 |
When the news broke Monday that Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge - or, as everyone continues to insist on calling her, “Kate Middleton” - was pregnant , it was inevitable that the American news media would catch a serious case of royal baby feve r. And it was nearly as certain that “The Daily Show” would skewer the overblown coverage, which they did brilliantly on Thursday night. Jon Stewart began by riffing on the headline on the British tabloid The Sun, which read “Kate Expectations.” He suggested there were better pregnancy puns inspired by great literature.