When it comes to the world of health news, it's so important to seek out the right info. A lot of questionable advice and not-so-reliable studies exist out there, and navigating it all to determine what's best for your mind and body can be tricky. This year begged its fair share of health questions, both serious (Should I worry about lead in my water?) and silly (Is it OK to kiss our pets?) — but luckily for you, we've got the answers.More
A: Not very. Yes, the potential birth defects and male fertility issues (remember — that study was conducted on mice, not humans) are scary. But the reality of things is that most mosquitoes in the United States don't carry the virus, and even if you did catch it, chances are you wouldn't even know you did. Unless you're pregnant or planning on getting pregnant soon, you can tell those Zika worries to buzz off. And if it makes you feel better? Don't travel to Florida.
A: It seems the verdict is still out on this one — while many outspoken individuals say that breastfeeding in public is inappropriate, women everywhere (celebrities, such as Mila Kunis and Alyssa Milano, and other women, alike) are fighting back against the stigma. One woman even put in a request for a breastfeeding emoji this year!