WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said. The first lady, 48, had been recovering at Walter Reed medical center since Monday, when she underwent an embolization procedure to treat the […]
Jessie James Decker Says Her Baby Wants to Breastfeed '23 Hours a Day'
When you have a baby, you learn a few universal truths: You can function on less sleep than you ever though possible and you will be peed and puked on so many times that you’ll start to view bodily fluids as NBD. And, if you, like Jessie James Decker, are breastfeeding, it might seem like […]
The Difference Between HPV and HIV, Since Some People Seem Confused
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, apparently did not know the difference between HPV (human papillomavirus) and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). That's according to Bill Gates, who said in a video broadcast Thursday that Trump apparently asked him about the distinction twice. In the video, which was obtained by MSNBC's All in with […]
Hospice Overdosed Patients To 'Hasten Their Deaths,' Former Health Care Executive Admits
A former health care executive in Texas has admitted to playing a role in an alleged $ 60 million Medicare fraud scheme that included disturbing practices such as overdosing hospice patients to “hasten their deaths” and maximize company profits. Melanie Murphey, a 36-year-old former executive for Novus Health Services in Frisco, pleaded guilty Thursday to […]
Trump's New 'Domestic Gag Rule' Would Strip Funds From Planned Parenthood
The Trump administration will propose a new rule Friday that would block federal funds to any organization that provides or even shares space with an abortion provider ― a domestic version of the so-called “Global Gag Rule” the president reinstated and expanded last year. The move would notably strip Title X funding from Planned Parenthood, which provides […]
WHO Decides Not To Declare International Health Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak
Tedros said more than 7,000 doses of an experimental vaccine should be available beginning Sunday. WHO officials cited the vaccine as a key aid in tracing contacts, as it encourages people to be honest about possible Ebola exposure. WHO advises other countries against imposing travel or trade restrictions on the Democratic Republic of Congo, which “needs […]
Social Anxiety Doesn’t Get The Attention It Deserves
Sophie Trapani knew something was wrong when she started getting sick before class her freshman year of college. She’d signed up for a course that required her to stand in front of her peers and deliver speeches. Public speaking can be daunting for most people, so she tried to bury her fears and push forward. […]
How One Woman Came to Accept Her Keloid Scars
Keloids are among the most conspicuous types of scars thanks to their raised appearance. They're also one of the more challenging types of scars to minimize, since cortisone injections or laser treatments are usually required to make even a small difference in their size and color. A recent Instagram post on Girl Gaze, however, may […]
Ryan Lochte's Wife Kayla Rae Reid Says Her Postpartum Depression Made Her Feel 'Exhausted' and 'Dead Inside'
Everyone who experiences postpartum depression (PPD)—about 11 percent of new moms in the U.S.—has a very individual experience. For some, it may be more subtle, while others may have debilitating symptoms. For model Kayla Rae Reid, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's wife, PPD felt like extreme exhaustion and a sense that she was "dead inside," she […]
The CDC Finally Gave Us Some Good News About the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
The romaine lettuce Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak that took one person's life may finally be winding down. This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their recommendations to consumers, indicating that the lettuce may not pose as much of a risk anymore. Previously, the CDC recommended that consumers avoid any romaine […]
Medical Professionals Fact-Check 'Grey's Anatomy' Sex Scenes
In one of the most memorable scenes from “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 2, intern Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and head of neurosurgery Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) get it on in a Seattle Grace Hospital exam room while their colleagues attend a prom-style event for Richard Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) cancer-stricken teenage niece. The pair, having been torn apart […]
How Long Does a Period Last, Normally?
Maybe you’re new to this whole period thing. Or perhaps you and your period have been partners in bloody crime for years, but it's changing things up on you. Either way, you might be wondering: How long does a period last for most people? There are actually a lot of different period lengths that doctors […]
The Democratic Republic Of Congo Confirms Ebola In Urban Zone
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in Wangata, one of the health zones of the regional capital of Mbandaka ― which is home to over 1 million people. The World Health Organization had reported two probable Ebola cases in Wangata earlier this week, reportedly affecting two brothers who were returning from […]
How Much Do You Really Have to Worry About Trying to Prevent Cancer?
A quick scan of the news often reveals a zillion things we should all allegedly pay attention to if we want to know how to prevent cancer. You can easily find a handful of articles telling you that coffee is part of a fuck-cancer diet or that it’s now being labeled as a carcinogen. Can […]
Science Explains Why This Auditory Illusion Makes You Hear 'Yanny' Or 'Laurel'
A few years ago, a photo of a dress—excuse me, The Dress—tore the internet apart arguing over what color it was. Now, there's an audio version that's dividing us from our friends and families. This time, we're dealing with a short audio clip that some people hear as "yanny" while others hear it as "laurel." […]