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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John Rowley/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. airlines are keeping a close eye on the Zika virus, with some offering waivers for cancellations or ticket changes for customers traveling to affected areas. One major Latin American airline and one U.S. cruise line are also offering waivers.

Until recently, the virus has been reported in Africa, South Asia and Polynesia, but now it’s also being found in the Americas.

An alert by the Pan American Health Organization was prompted last May after an outbreak of the disease in Brazil. 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.

United Airlines tells ABC News it is offering customers traveling to the affected regions a full refund or opportunity to rebook to a later date.

With a doctor’s note, American Airlines, LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines will allow a pregnant passenger to re-book without fees or request a full refund, according to the airline.

Southwest Airlines said it will continue to follow the established CDC guidelines, and as always, customers can change their travel itineraries without a change fee.

It is not just airlines offering a helping hand to passengers. At least one American cruise line is helping passengers reschedule too.

Carnival and its sister companies will let pregnant women and their spouses either switch to a route that doesn’t include a CDC alerted area, or hold a credit and re-book for a later date. They’re requesting a passenger wishing to take advantage of this new policy to give them some kind of verification of pregnancy, like a doctor’s note.

Delta Air Lines told ABC News it is monitoring the situation and coordinating with in-house medical professionals, the CDC and World Health Organization.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some experts call it “hitting the wall,” others call it “the bonk”: Either way, it’s the all-around unpleasant situation when an athlete’s body shuts down even if they are in the middle of a race or competition.

ABC News’ own Dan Childs will show this week exactly what happens to the body when you hit the wall.

Childs, the managing editor of the ABC News Medical Unit, will run until he is crashes in an effort to show how lactic acid, carbohydrates and fat all interact to contribute to “bonking.”

Harold Pino, senior exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Sports Performance Center, said that “hitting the wall” is generally thought to be the point when the body runs out of easy carbohydrates to process and will simply stop functioning properly.

This doesn’t mean your heart will give out but that you’ll feel extreme fatigue, disorientation and weakness.

“It’s when your body runs out of sugars to use as energy,” Pino told ABC News. “It’s a feeling of severe weakness and severe fatigue.”

In marathons, as people burn through hundreds to thousands of calories, their body can suddenly stop working even at the end of the race, Pino said.

“You see it at the finish line when a lot of the runners are looking at you and are really not there,” Pino explained.

Technically, it’s severely low blood sugar — hypoglycemia — that results in hitting the wall, Pino said.

“It’s like when your car runs out of fuel,” Pino told ABC News. “We can store so much carbs, and once you tap out on those carbs, you’re done.”

Hitting the wall usually happens shortly after a person reaches their “crossover point,” which is when the body switches from using carbohydrates for energy to using fat stores, Pino said. Once those carbohydrate stores are used up, an athlete can hit the wall in the span of just a few minutes, depending on how hard they are working.

It may seem impossible that marathon runners — or especially ultra-marathoners — can finish their races without hitting these walls. However these runners keep going at lower intensities, meaning they can go for miles and miles without bonking. If you work out at a maximum intensity level, you’ll crash much faster.

Elite athletes are more efficient at burning fat and therefore are able to push the “crossover point” further into their exercise so they can exercise more without risking extreme fatigue, Pino noted.

Amateur athletes or runners hoping to use this to eat a giant meal or stock up on snacks before a run should be warned that this really only applies after at least an hour of working out. People training more than an hour should consider having a snack to ward off the bonk, Pino said.

An athlete can also hit the wall when they build up too much lactic acid in their muscles. The acid builds up naturally in the body, but during intense exercise, the body produces higher levels than it can process. This causes the familiar burning sensation in muscles during a workout.

This kind of “bonk” is a little different than the one caused by the “crossover point.” This kind of hitting the wall fatigues the muscles so that the acid can be processed by the body. Dan Childs will push through the lactic acid buildup to hit the carb-depletion wall.

And it might not be pretty.

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