Megan Friedman

Senior News Editor

I'm a Senior News Editor with Hearst Digital Media, contributing to 17 different magazines' sites, including the site you're reading right now. I write about all sorts of news, whether it's politics, entertainment, or lifestyle.

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A Common Medication Given to New Moms Has Been Linked to Postpartum Depression
Many women are administered this drug during or after labor.
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A Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Is Engaged to the Firefighter Who Saved Her
Roseann Sdoia and Mike Materia fell in love through a grueling recovery.
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This Dangerous Internet 'Challenge' Is Back and Causing Kids to Seriously Burn and Scar Themselves
Here's what you need to know.
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The Internet Raised $1 Million for This Mom Who Had Quadruplets While Fighting Cancer
'It renews my faith in humanity.'
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How Mary Tyler Moore Showed It Was Possible to Live — and Thrive — With Diabetes
The iconic TV actress was diagnosed at the height of her fame.
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Study Links Fat Shaming to Serious Health Problems
So lay off, OK?
dark sense of humor linked to intelligence
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Having a Dark Sense of Humor Is Linked to Higher Intelligence, Study Suggests
Joke's on everyone else.
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This Is the Exact Moment You're Most Likely to Catch the Flu
Be prepared.
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A Mysterious Marijuana-Related Disease Is Showing Up in Hospitals Across the U.S.
Doctors aren't quite sure what causes it.
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Shannen Doherty Just Wrote a Beautiful Tribute — To Her Radiation Machine
She even named it Maggie.
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Your Parents Might Be to Blame for Your Severe Premenstrual Mood Swings, Study Finds
New research suggests that premenstrual dysphoric disorder, aka PMDD, might be genetic.
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Hollywood Legend Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher
The 84-year-old starred in classics such as Singin' in the Rain.
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Debbie Reynolds Has Reportedly Been Rushed to the Hospital, Just One Day After Carrie Fisher's Death
She may have suffered a stroke.
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Weeks Before She Died, Carrie Fisher Shared Touching Advice for Living With Mental Illness
The late actress and author fought to break the stigma surrounding bipolar disorder.
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Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
The Star Wars actress went into cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles.
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Smell That? It Could Be a Way to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease Earlier
A simple 'sniff test' could help doctors diagnose dementia before symptoms appear, a new study suggests.
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Shannen Doherty Says a Woman 'Lunged' Away From Her After She Said She Had Radiation
Here's what she wants you to know about cancer treatment.
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Shannen Doherty Shares Moving Photo of Her Mother Helping Her Through Radiation
Her mom helped her get the energy to enjoy the holidays after treatment.
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Celine Dion Says She's Preparing for a 'Bittersweet' Holiday Without René
This will be the family's first Christmas since his death.
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Americans' Life Expectancy Is Down for the First Time in Decades
This could be a sign of a serious problem for the United States.
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