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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Addyi

New libido drug: don't call it 'female viagra'

The new pink pill called 'Addyi' will be in pharmacies in October. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for women who suffer from a low libido, or 'acquired, generalised hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)'.

The active ingredient, Fibanserin, works differently than erectile dysfunction medication for men. Instead of increasing blood flow, it affects chemicals in the brain. 

Nicki Minaj wax figure gets extra attention

Nicki Minaj wax figure gets extra attention

Madame Tussaud's wax figures always get attention for their attention to detail.  But the figure of Nicki Minaj on all fours is getting extra attention from fans who are taking outrageous photos with the model.  Wax Nicki's pose is based on the real Nicki's "Anaconda" music video.  Fans are taking pictures of themselves patting the figure's bottom, waving dollar bills at her and even kissing her!  For the record, Minaj reposts those pictures on Twitter, says she loves the figure and can't wait to see it in Las Vegas.

Super Lice

Getting 'super lice' out of your hair

There's a new bug in town: a mutant variety of head lice that's spreading across the country. It's resistant to the typical over-the-counter shampoos and medications.

When the school nurse sends the letter home saying your child has head lice, there's no need to be embarrassed. But you do need to take action. Dr. Sujatha Reddy says getting rid of the super lice just takes a little more effort.

Football player passing along love of reading

Football player passing along love of reading

Malcom Mitchell isn't your average college football player.  He's the only male in a women's book club AND he's a published author!  He's hoping to pass along his love of reading to younger kids.  Coy Wire caught up with Mitchell when he visited the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Criminal charge possible in Jenner crash

Criminal charge possible in Jenner crash

Caitlyn Jenner could face a criminal charge of vehicular manslaughter in connection with a deadly crash she was involved in earlier this year.  Legal analyst Joey Jackson looks at what the charge means and how the former Olympic athlete might be sentenced.

Carter gets cancer treatment, teaches Sunday school

Carter gets cancer treatment, teaches Sunday school

When former President Jimmy Carter announced that he's being treated for brain cancer, he mentioned his faith in God many times and said that, health permitting, he'd continue teaching Sunday school.  He held true to his word this weekend.  Carter had his first cancer treatment Thursday and Sunday, he was in front of his class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.

Clothes that love your curves

Clothes that love your curves

Curvy girls, are you tired of trying on clothes that don't fit properly? Style expert Denise Caldwell showed us four different style solutions and how to make them work for your figure.

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Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks: 'Right Here Right Now'

Jordin Sparks' fans have been waiting a few years for her latest album.  The wait is over! Right Here, Right Now is just out and it features new songs, with new styles for the American Idol winner.  Jordin told us what she's been up to in the five years since her last release.

Decorate your dorm room for under $100

Decorate your dorm room for under $100

Do you want to start off the school year right and feel inspired? Fashion and style expert Susan Redstone can help you do a dorm room makeover that will look stylish and encourage good learning habits, all for under $100. 

Tips to Decorate your Dorm Room, under $100

Abused dog on road to recovery

Abused dog on road to recovery

A dog who was severely malnourished and thrown from a moving car is getting a second chance at life and love.  The Saginaw County Animal Shelter says, when the dog was brought to them, it was too weak to even stand.  Now, after lots of love and TLC, the dog is stronger, healing and even has a new name: Lucky!  He has a long way to go before he can be adopted, but Lucky's future looks much better than his past.

Thanks to WNEM for this story.

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