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Flu season: Pregnant women a priority

Flu season: Pregnant women a priority

We’re getting into the heart of the flu season -- and the World Health Organization says pregnant women are a priority when it comes to getting the vaccine.

Health experts believe pregnant women are especially vulnerable because their immune systems are taxed by the growing fetus. The flu can make them very sick and even cause death. It can also lead to premature births and birth defects.

Should women be able to buy birth control pills over-the-counter?

Should women be able to buy birth control pills over-the-counter?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said this week that if women had greater access to over-the-counter birth control pills, it could reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies in the United States.

Although the ACOG noted that the pills have the potential to increase the risk of blood clots in some women, they believe the benefits of taking the drugs outweigh the risks, reported My Health News Daily.

Young people talk living with HIV

Young people talk living with HIV

On Wednesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew talked to young people about living with HIV.

They explain why HIV is no longer a “death sentence”.

Can a gay person be changed by 'reparative therapy'?

Can a gay person be changed by 'reparative therapy'?

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation into law that prohibits attempts to change the sexual orientation of patients under age 18.

As a result, two therapists who practice “reparative therapy” and a student who says he was successfully converted to heterosexuality, are suing nearly two dozen California state officials, including Brown, saying a new state law infringes on their civil rights.

A third Kevin Clash accuser has come forward claiming to have had underage sexual relations with him.

Kevin Clash accuser: I still have feelings for him

A third Kevin Clash accuser has come forward claiming to have had underage sexual relations with Clash.

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Woman's life ruled by sex?

Woman's life ruled by sex?

Mandy Stadtmiller says that her entire life has been defined by sex.  She calls herself a sex and love addict.

In this clip, Stadtmiller tells HLN’s Dr. Drew how it all began and what she's doing to help control her actions.

Turning down lights at night may help prevent depression

Turning down lights at night may help prevent depression

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that turning down the lights at night may prevent depression.

As mentioned in U.S.News & World Report this week, the study was done with mice because they have the same type of special photosensitive retinal cells (ipRGCs) in their eyes as human-beings do.

Students suspended over sex video; parents sue

Students suspended over sex video; parents sue

A fellow student allegedly recorded 16-year-old Anders Hemdal having sex with his then-teenage girlfriend at their hotel during a field trip to Spain last year.

All three Pennsylvania high school students were suspended, but Hemdal’s parents have now decided to sue the school district. They tell HLN’s Dr. Drew their story.

Did Celiac disease cost TV actress job suspension?

Did Celiac disease cost TV actress job suspension?

Jennifer Esposito is a Hollywood star who has been on the hit CBS TV series "Blue Blood.”

But she believes the real drama happened behind the scenes. After Esposito collapsed on the set, she says she was suspended because of her medical condition, Celiac disease.

Kevin Clash's second accuser: 'I was extremely vulnerable'

Kevin Clash's second accuser: 'I was extremely vulnerable'

Kevin Clash has recently been accused of inappropriate sexual relationships with young men.

While joining HLN's Dr. Drew Monday night, second accuser Cecil Singleton, 24, who claims to have had a relationship with Clash as early as age 15, made an offer to Clash on national television which, Singleton says, could cause for the drop the $5 million dollar lawsuit.

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