David Ochoa(NEW YORK) — In the age of hooking up, speed dating, and dating apps like Tinder, one Hollywood couple is encouraging singles to wait until marriage to have sex.

Actress Meagan Good took a vow of celibacy before she married her husband, Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin. After working together on the 2011 film, “Jumping the Broom,” the two dated for 11 months before marrying in 2012.

Good and Franklin, 37, who had been celibate since his 20s, penned a book about the experience, titled “The Wait,” which is out Feb. 2. It encourages singles to practice delayed gratification when it comes to sexual pleasure and think of celibacy as a tool to having a successful life.

“It’s a tool to put things in perspective in your life,” Franklin told ABC News. “A lot of times we give up ourselves and our bodies what we think is required just to be in a relationship or feel like we can date or feel like we can be an available option in the dating scene. What we’re saying is celibacy is a tool to help you build a powerful life. When you take the power back … you preserve clarity and can ask, ‘Who is the person that I’m dating?'”

Good, 34, agreed. “It says something interesting for both women and men, especially women that a lot of our value that we put on ourselves and a lot of what can be insecurity is wrapped up and tethered to our sexuality,” she said. “For me, learning that my relationship is not wrapped up in my sexuality was key.”

The couple is not alone. Russell Wilson made headlines last year when he announced that he and his girlfriend, R&B singer Ciara, were practicing celibacy. Miley Cyrus, Lenny Kravitz, Jessica Simpson and model Adriana Lima have also publicly sworn off sex at one point.

Chance Cessna said she’s going to wait to have sex until marriage. Cessna, who lives in Los Angeles, recently shared her decision on Facebook and is now being praised for her stance.

Cessna told ABC News, “I’m not a virgin. I’m not a saint. But I have come to discover the true mystery, beauty and power of sexual purity.”

The 25-year-old actress explained she initially chose to become celibate in 2011 but slipped because she was “in a relationship with someone who wasn’t on the same page.”

Chance Cessna, 25, is a Los Angeles woman who has decided to take a vow of celibacy to find her husband.

“I thought being celibate was impossible when I was coming into a woman,” Cessa added. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how people do it.’ But as I grow and matured in my personal faith, it became a lot easier to grasp the concept of actually waiting.”

Good understands. She admitted that her journey in the beginning was “tough.”

“There’s no going back. There’s no loopholes,” she continued. “It did get easier because [DeVon and I] were in it together and having the support of someone, who was on board with the same goal, made a difference.”

In her Jan. 16 announcement, Cessna said she has recommitted to a life of celibacy and has been sex free for 12 months. She said she’s already gained peace of mind.

“When you abstain from sex, you don’t have to worry about STDs, you don’t have to worry about unwanted pregnancy, you don’t have to worry about infidelity and you don’t have to worry about being enslaved by lust,” she explained. “I was in these relationships in the past that were driven by lust.”

“I’m excited because I feel like I’m going to meet my husband,” she added.

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Courtesy Andrea Temarantz(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — The flash of a camera helped save the life of Ryder Temarantz, a 4-month-old baby boy from Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ryder’s mother, Andrea Temarantz, told ABC News Thursday that this past December she had begun noticing that camera flashes produced a “white glow” in Ryder’s left eye.

“I just chalked it up to a bad camera phone,” Temarantz, 36, said. “But even after I used a new Nikon D3300 DSLR my cousin got me for Christmas, the white glow was still there, so I took Ryder to his doctor.”

On Jan. 5 Ryder was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in his left eye.

A white tumor mass in the back of Ryder’s eye was reflecting light from camera flashes, producing the “glow” seen in many of his photos, Temarantz said.

After doing more research about online, Temarantz and her husband decided to take Ryder to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, which has the world’s largest team of physicians solely dedicated to patients with retinoblastoma.

The tumor in Ryder’s left eye has not spread to other critical organs of his body, such as his brain, according to Dr. David H. Abramson, chief of the Ophthalmic Oncology Service at Sloan Kettering.

“Worldwide, 50 percent of the children who had retinoblastoma last year died,” Abramson told ABC News Thursday. “It’s one of those cancers that can be fatal if not detected early, so it’s great that his mom noticed it early and got it checked out.”

Ryder will be undergoing three to six rounds of ophthalmic artery chemosurgery, Abramson said. He explained that a 6-foot-long catheter as thin as angel hair pasta is threaded into a blood vessel of the groin. It goes through the belly, chest and neck and then put through “the one little blood vessel of the human eye to deliver high concentration and dosage of chemotherapy directly to the tumor,” according to Abramson.

The procedure is considered a better option for young patients because of the severe side effects of regular chemotherapy, Abramson said.

He said Ryder has a 99 percent chance of recovering from the cancer and will still have some vision in his left eye.

Temarantz told ABC News that despite everything, Ryder is “active and alert like nothing ever happened to him.” She’s grateful for Abramson and his team for the “miracle” they’ve given Ryder.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest information you need to know about the Zika virus based on new reports by health officials:

The Virus Is “Spreading Explosively”

The virus has been rapidly spreading across the Americas since early last year, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chen said she was “deeply concerned” about the increase of Zika virus cases.

A Vaccine for the Virus

Dr. Anthony Faucci, the director for National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, told ABC News that based on past experience with similar viruses, it may be possible for health officials to start testing a vaccine for the Zika virus later this year. The test would determine if the vaccine “is safe and effective,” he noted.

Approval of a vaccine that could be readily available would likely take years, he said, and he advised Americans not to panic. A major outbreak is unlikely to happen in the U.S. because of surveillance and mosquito control methods, he said.

“Having a major outbreak like they are having in Brazil is not something that we think is likely but we are going to be very vigilant about it,” Faucci said.

Where Is the Zika Virus Outbreak Happening?

The virus has been reported in Africa, South Asia and Polynesia but now it’s also being found in Central and South America.

An outbreak of the disease in Brazil led to an alert by the Pan American Health Organization last May. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a travel alert for 24 countries and territories where the virus transmission is ongoing.

Those countries and territories are: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and Samoa.

What Does the Virus Do?

Common symptoms of the Zika virus include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, according to the CDC. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus show symptoms. Severe complications from the virus that require hospitalization are rare, according to the CDC.

The virus has also been associated with a rise of microcephaly birth defect cases. The birth defect is characterized by a malformed or smaller head and brain and can result in serious developmental delays.

The CDC is also investigating if a rare paralysis syndrome called Guillain-Barre is related to the virus. The syndrome is an immunological reaction that can also occur after other viral or bacterial infections.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the age of hooking up, speed dating, and dating apps like Tinder, one Hollywood couple is encouraging singles to wait until marriage to have sex.

Actress Meagan Good took a vow of celibacy before she married her husband, Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin. After working together on the 2011 film, Jumping the Broom, the two dated for 11 months before marrying in 2012.

Good and Franklin, 37, who had been celibate since his 20s, penned a book about the experience, titled The Wait, which is out Feb. 2. It encourages singles to practice delayed gratification when it comes to sexual pleasure and think of celibacy as a tool to having a successful life.

“It’s a tool to put things in perspective in your life,” Franklin told ABC News. “A lot of times we give up ourselves and our bodies what we think is required just to be in a relationship or feel like we can date or feel like we can be an available option in the dating scene. What we’re saying is celibacy is a tool to help you build a powerful life. When you take the power back … you preserve clarity and can ask, ‘Who is the person that I’m dating?'”

Good, 34, agreed. “It says something interesting for both women and men, especially women that a lot of our value that we put on ourselves and a lot of what can be insecurity is wrapped up and tethered to our sexuality,” she said. “For me, learning that my relationship is not wrapped up in my sexuality was key.”

The couple is not alone. Russell Wilson made headlines last year when he announced that he and his girlfriend, R&B singer Ciara, were practicing celibacy. Miley Cyrus, Lenny Kravitz, Jessica Simpson and model Adriana Lima have also publicly sworn off sex at one point.

Chance Cessna said she’s going to wait to have sex until marriage. Cessna, who lives in Los Angeles, recently shared her decision on Facebook and is now being praised for her stance.

Cessna told ABC News, “I’m not a virgin. I’m not a saint. But I have come to discover the true mystery, beauty and power of sexual purity.”

The 25-year-old actress explained she initially chose to become celibate in 2011 but slipped because she was “in a relationship with someone who wasn’t on the same page.”

“I thought being celibate was impossible when I was coming into a woman,” Cessa added. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how people do it.’ But as I grow and matured in my personal faith, it became a lot easier to grasp the concept of actually waiting.”

Good understands. She admitted that her journey in the beginning was “tough.”

“There’s no going back. There’s no loopholes,” she continued. “It did get easier because [DeVon and I] were in it together and having the support of someone, who was on board with the same goal, made a difference.”

In her Jan. 16 announcement, Cessna said she has recommitted to a life of celibacy and has been sex free for 12 months. She said she’s already gained peace of mind.

“When you abstain from sex, you don’t have to worry about STDs, you don’t have to worry about unwanted pregnancy, you don’t have to worry about infidelity and you don’t have to worry about being enslaved by lust,” she explained. “I was in these relationships in the past that were driven by lust.”

“I’m excited because I feel like I’m going to meet my husband,” she added.

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iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Is it really possible to be drunk without drinking?

There have been isolated case reports of a rare condition called auto-brewery syndrome, in which the digestive system becomes its own tiny brewery. The syndrome causes substances in the gut to ferment food into ethanol, thereby causing a person’s blood alcohol level to rise.

As a person’s blood alcohol level rises, he or she can exhibit all the same symptoms as someone who drank too much liquor, including slurred words and confusion.

While most people won’t end up with a tiny brewery in their gut, anyone can face an alteration of their gut’s microbiome due to illness, antibiotics or other conditions.

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Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Washington state teenager was seriously injured after taking the duct tape challenge – the viral activity in which participants’ bodies are wrapped in duct tape and they try to set themselves free.

In most cases, friends tape participants while they are seated but on Jan. 16, Skylar Fish’s friend taped him while he was standing. As the 14-year-old tried to free himself, he fell. His head hit the concrete, causing a brain aneurysm.

“I just regret doing that challenge that day,” Skylar told ABC News. “I wanted to try it because I thought, ‘Oh, it might be fun,’ but now I know it’s not a good idea.”

Skylar spent roughly two weeks in the hospital, before being sent to a rehabilitation center.

“I’m so thankful everything played out the way it did after the accident happened because if it didn’t I wouldn’t have my son now,” Skylar’s mom, Sarah Fish, told ABC News.

The duct tape challenge is not the first dangerous challenge to gain online popularity.

The cinnamon challenge, which was popular a few years ago, involved consuming a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without drinking any fluid to wash it down.

In April 2015, the Kylie Jenner lip challenge – named for the reality TV star and sister of Kim Kardashian – also went viral. In that challenge, girls would suck on a water bottle or shot glass to make their lips expand and look like those of the reality star. Jenner later admitted that she used temporary lip fillers to achieve the full-lipped look.

Ericka Souter, the editor of Mom.me, said the Internet has changed how pranks like these impact kids today.

“It makes it a global phenomenon so kids aren’t just competing with each other in their small towns or among their circle, they’re sharing the video, they want likes, they want other people to do it and they want to one-up each other,” Souter said Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “It creates this frenzy and excitement that we’re not used to, that we didn’t experience when we were teens doing silly stuff.”

Souter recommends having frank conversations with your children when things like the duct tape challenge go viral.

“Parents have told us that when they have a conversation with their child and it’s not talking down or yelling at them, it’s more of like, ‘Look, this is going on. This is scary. This can happen,’ then their kids respond better and they’re more likely to make better choices,” she said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — World Health Organization director general Dr. Margaret Chan said in an emergency meeting today that she was “deeply concerned” over the rapid rise of the Zika virus in the Americas. She called for an emergency committee to convene next week to discuss how to battle the disease.

Chan said the virus, which is linked to the birth defect microcephaly, is “spreading explosively.” The birth defect causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and can result in serious developmental delays and other lifelong effects.

WHO officials cited the lack of immunity in both people and mosquitoes as one likely reason the virus is spreading so rapidly in South America. Brazil, for example, is expected to have an estimated 1 million cases in less than a year.

“Last year, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively,” Chan said Thursday. “The level of alarm is extremely high.”

At least 20 people have been confirmed to have the virus in the U.S., although all are believed to have contracted the virus while traveling abroad. WHO said the virus has been detected in 23 countries and territories in the Americas.

Health officials have been grappling with how to stop the virus, which is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. On Thursday, officials from the Pan American Health Organization said they expect 3 to 4 million people will be infected with the virus.

In many cases, symptoms of the Zika virus are mild and usually last no more than a week. Symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus show symptoms.

A rare paralysis syndrome called Guillain-Barre has been seen in past Zika outbreaks and CDC health officials have started an investigation to determine if the two are linked. The syndrome is an immunological reaction that can also occur after other viral or bacterial infections.

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TongRo Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At the center of the Zika virus crisis is the rise of a dangerous condition called microcephaly.

The rare birth defect has affected thousands of infants in Brazil, leading officials to call up the military and hundreds of thousands of health workers to combat the virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.

What Is Microcephaly?

Microcephaly literally means small head, and infants are usually diagnosed if their head circumference is in the last 3 percent for infants of the same sex and age. Those with the defect often face a host of other symptoms related to the deformity.

These problems include seizures, developmental delays, hearing loss and vision problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“If the head is small, the brain is small and that means there’s something wrong,” said Dr. Frank Esper, an infectious disease specialist at University Hospitals-Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Until doctors do scans and developmental testing, it isn’t immediately clear if a child will have significant developmental delays or if they will just have the significantly smaller head, Esper said.

How Often Does Microcephaly Happen?

In the U.S., the birth defect is extremely rare and affects about two to 12 infants out of 10,000 live births, according to the CDC.

What Causes Microcephaly?

There are various reasons an infant would develop microcephaly in utero. There could be a genetic cause or the mother may have been exposed to different infections, including rubella or toxoplasmosis, while pregnant.

Additionally, severe malnutrition or exposure to drugs and alcohol could increase the risk of giving birth to a child with microcephaly.

Last year, health officials sounded the alarm of an increase in microcephaly cases in Brazil that they connected to an increase in Zika virus cases.

Is There a Treatment?

There is currently no treatment or cure for microcephaly. In more severe cases, infants can get supportive care to help with other health problems such as seizures. Additionally, services such as speech or physical therapy to help with developmental delays can help children.

It’s still unclear whether children exposed to the Zika virus will have many other developmental delays related to their microcephaly, Esper said.

“We know the developmental milestones for each of these children. The researchers will be able to look at their children and see if they are meeting their developmental milestones,” Esper said. “I expect that in 2016, we will have a better idea about what it means for the child” to have Zika-related microcephaly.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Health officials in multiple countries are trying to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with some countries, such as El Salvador and Brazil, taking drastic measures to combat the outbreak.

Here’s what you need to know about the outbreak that has put health officials around the world on alert:

Where Is the Zika Virus Outbreak Happening?

The virus has until quite recently been reported in Africa, South Asia and Polynesia, but now it’s also being found in Central and South America.

An outbreak of the disease in Brazil lead to an alert by the Pan American Health Organization last May. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a travel alert for 24 countries and territories where the virus transmission is ongoing.

Those countries and territories are: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde and Samoa.

What Does the Virus Do?

Common symptoms of the Zika virus include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus shows symptoms. Severe complications from the virus that require hospitalization are rare and most people are over the worst of the symptoms after a week, according to the CDC.

The virus has also been associated with a rise of microcephaly birth defect cases. The birth defect is characterized by a malformed or smaller head and brain and can result in serious developmental delays.

The CDC is also investigating if a rare paralysis syndrome called Guillain-Barre is related to the virus. The syndrome is an immunological reaction that can also occur after other viral or bacterial infections.

What Are Countries Doing to Stop It?

In a stunning development in El Salvador, health officials have advised all women of reproductive age to delay pregnancy until 2018 due to concerns about possible birth defects linked to the virus. Earlier this month, El Salvador’s health department disclosed it had found 492 Zika cases.

In Brazil, the government has called in the military to assist with a nationwide push to eradicate the virus. The health minister said that the military and civil defense services would be called in to help health workers combat the virus, which is spread my mosquitoes.

How Is It Transmitted?

The virus is transmitted mainly through the bite of the Aedes aegypti species of mosquito. This is the same type of mosquito that spreads dengue fever. The Aedes albopictus species has also been identified as a potential carrier.

The virus has been found mainly in tropical settings in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. An outbreak of the disease in Brazil led to an alert by the Pan American Health Organization last May.

While people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the disease, they have all been travelers who likely got the virus while outside the country. However, the CDC recently reported finding evidence for transmission in Puerto Rico.

In rare cases, the disease can be transferred from mother to child during or shortly after birth. There has also been one report of the virus spreading through sexual contact.

How Is It Treated?

There is no medication or vaccine available to treat or stop the virus. For those who are sickened with the virus, doctors can give supportive care.

There is a treatment for the Guillain-Barre syndrome that helps reverse the temporary paralysis.

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