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6/23/2017

5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You're Making


5 Biggest Salad Mistakes You're MakingWatch the video to hear thoughts on low-fat dressing, protein overload, and more.



7 Secrets of People Who Bring Their Lunch to Work Every Day


7 Secrets of People Who Bring Their Lunch to Work Every DayWatch the video to learn how to become the type of person who packs a lunch.



4 Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare


4 Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul HealthcareConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Republicans moved closer to their goal of replacing the Affordable Care Act Thursday, with Senate Republicans issuing a ...



Are Addicts Abusing Their Pets to Get Pills?


Are Addicts Abusing Their Pets to Get Pills?Veterinarian Dr. Arvid Edward, star of Amazon’s “Pet Doctors of Atlanta” joins The Doctors to discuss the disturbing reports of pet owners abusing their pets in order to get their hands on the painkiller Tramadol, which they then take themselves. Watch: Can Your Pet Make You Sick?



Runner with MS Shares Inspiring New Goal: 7 Marathons on 7 Continents!


Runner with MS Shares Inspiring New Goal: 7 Marathons on 7 Continents!According to estimates, over 400,000 people have multiple sclerosis in the United States and one person battling the disabling brain and spinal cord disease joins The Doctors to share her inspiring journey and message of never giving up.



The Vibrator That Syncs to Your Audio Books: Would You Use It?


The Vibrator That Syncs to Your Audio Books: Would You Use It?The Doctors have some buzz-worthy news that is bound to make reading much more exciting! In addition to being hands-free, water-proof and has the ability to be controlled from long distances by your smart phone (or someone else’s smartphone if that’s what you’re into!), the self-pleasuring device can also be synched to your favorite erotic audiobook. The company boasts a library of over 500 erotic books that will link up to the device.



Can a Relationship Help to Battle Addiction?


Can a Relationship Help to Battle Addiction?Could the key to help battle addiction be a healthy relationship? The Doctors are joined by author and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who wrote "When Your Partner Has an Addiction: How Compassion Can Transform Your Relationship (and Heal You Both in the Process)," to speak about how an interpersonal relationship can help people struggling with addiction. Christopher, who is a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has fought his own battles with addiction, says that addiction can flourish in isolation and people who work on their struggles with a loved one often times have a better outcome than those who go at it alone.



Can You Get Sued For Posting Pics of Your Kids on Facebook?


Can You Get Sued For Posting Pics of Your Kids on Facebook?One 18 year old girl is allegedly suing her parents because of the hundreds of embarrassing and intimate photos they have posted of her over the years...and refuse to remove from Facebook. "Are we in a day and age where we are posting too much?," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork wonders. As kids are becoming adults, they have the right to ask for their embarrassing photos to come down.



The Best Workout for Your Pelvic Floor?


The Best Workout for Your Pelvic Floor?Tracking weight loss or steps has become a popular form of self-care, but The Doctors discuss a new tracker designed to track the pelvic floor muscles in your vagina. OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry tried out the Perifit tracker and she describes her first impression of the device as being "a little larger than I thought it was going to be!" In order to track your muscles, you download an app onto your phone, and the device is paired to your phone through Bluetooth.



Can a Man's Sex Drive Increase with a Little Light?


Can a Man's Sex Drive Increase with a Little Light?The following material contains mature subject matter and may not be suitable for young audiences. If you or your man is suffering from a low testosterone or libido levels, a new study about the use of bright lights could help. A recent study found that men with sexual arousal disorder who were exposed to a bright light every day for 30 minutes – similar to ones used to treat Seasonal affective disorder – experienced an increase in their levels of testosterone.



Woman's Weight Loss Makeover Is Completed with Breast Lift


Woman's Weight Loss Makeover Is Completed with Breast LiftJill and Dr. Fisher join The Doctors 2 months after her surgery, where she shares, “Oh my God, I feel great! I’m feeling confident. Dr. Fisher warns that scars are a definite possibility with this type of surgery, but that he goes out of his way to minimize the size and length of the scars.



Woman with Prosthetic Arm That Can Feel!


Woman with Prosthetic Arm That Can Feel!A normal day for Melissa turned into a nightmare when an animal bite led to her losing her arm. Melissa was bitten by a raccoon and her arm became severely infected. During her recovery, Melissa’s physician – orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Ajay Seth – learned of an amazing new type of prosthetic that is able to be controlled by the patient’s brain and experiences sensations and the feeling of touch.



Is It Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?


Is It Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?The toilet seat might not seem like the cleanest item in your home, but it turns out what you sit on while doing your business is actually much cleaner than many things you come in contact with every day. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork unfortunately informs the audiences that there is 700 percent more bacteria on carpet compared to a toilet seat, according to a recent study. Most PJs are dirtier than a toilet seat, due to people not washing them frequently enough.



Could Hypnosis Cure Your Kids?


Could Hypnosis Cure Your Kids?Hypnosis is a popular method used by people trying to quit smoking, to reduce anxiety, or for weight loss. Hypnotherapist Lisa Machenberg has worked with thousands of kids. Psychotherapist and addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow also weighs in on the dangers of using hypnosis on kids.



20 Year-Old Stroke Survivor Shares the Warning Signs


20 Year-Old Stroke Survivor Shares the Warning SignsNow 26, she joins The Doctors to share more about her health scare. When her first stroke hit her, she tells The Doctors that she felt “dizzy and disoriented” while sitting in class and she thought she might have just been tired. A fellow classmate turned to her and said, “I think you just had a seizure,” but Sarah didn’t believe that was even a possibility.



Are Giant Rats Poised for an Invasion?


Are Giant Rats Poised for an Invasion?Rats are bad enough, but are rats mutating into giant sized rodents!? The Doctors and professional exterminator Nick Isaac examine the growing vermin problem. A recent viral photo shared by a pest exterminator showed a 16-inch and 19-inch rat he caught on the job, causing many to wonder if giant rats the new normal? Nick shares the shocking fact that 21 million homes during the winter are infested with rats and confirms that most pests, including rats, continue to grow in size and adapt to the poison we use to kill them.



Woman Saves Neighbor's Life with Organ Transplant through Help of App


Woman Saves Neighbor's Life with Organ Transplant through Help of AppLinda received the ultimate neighborly gift from Teri, the gift of life. Teri joins The Doctors to share the story of how a neighborhood app helped bring them together and save Linda’s life. After learning about Linda’s health problems via the Nextdoor app, Teri, a neighbor, donated a portion of her liver to Linda and the community rallied together through the app to help support these brave women during their recovery.



Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery for Teens Girls?


Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery for Teens Girls?The two main reasons women seek out female rejuvenation are externally making the labia more aesthetically appealing, and tightening procedures typically performed on older women post-childbirth. Dr. Landry shares that there are certain medical conditions where vaginal rejuvenation would be appropriate for teens, for instance if there's irritation or difficulty with physical activity, or if they can't keep the hygiene up with their menstrual periods because their labia are too large. Overall the feeling among The Doctors is sadness at this jump.



Is Your Boss a Psychopath?


Is Your Boss a Psychopath?We’ve all had a boss that we didn’t enjoy working for, but has your boss ever been a psychopath?



Mom Pleads to Save Her Nearly 300 Pound 11-Year-Old Daughter


Mom Pleads to Save Her Nearly 300 Pound 11-Year-Old DaughterMiranda and her mother Julie have come to The Doctors seeking guidance and help to transform their eating habits in hopes of reversing their health issues. Miranda says the bullying from other kids has become a “daily routine” for her.



Food Industry Lies Exposed!


Food Industry Lies Exposed!Jeff Scot Philips worked for 7 years in the food and weight loss industry, which is filled with a lot of lies and corruption. Jeff started in the industry with a health food delivery company. As it grew, he brought on investors and started a manufacturing company making health food for other brands.



Woman with Mysterious Beard Seeks Answers & Help


Woman with Mysterious Beard Seeks Answers & HelpDiamond has come to The Doctors to get answers and hopefully help with her beard, something she has to shave every day. The 23-year-old began developing facial hair while in high school and was constantly teased by other kids about it.



Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens up about MS Battle


Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens up about MS BattleJamie-Lynn Sigler came forward this earlier this year about her 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis and she’s with The Doctors to share how she has not let her disease stop her from living her best life. The 35-year-old star, who has appeared in a slew of TV and film projects since stepping into the spotlight on “The Sopranos,” tells The Doctors that she’s honored to be an advocate for others with MS.



Meet Norbert! The Tiny & Adorable Therapy Dog Helping Sick Kids


Meet Norbert! The Tiny & Adorable Therapy Dog Helping Sick KidsThe Doctors have a very special visitor who helping to make the lives of sick kids a little better. The one and only Norbert, the 3-pound therapy dog, who is known for his doggie high-fives, joins ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon on the panel along with his owner Julie. With close to a million followers on social media, the tiny guy is doing very important work with sick patients in need of a little furry friend who can make them smile.



24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts


24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts



40 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts


40 Spooktacularly Simple Halloween Crafts



18 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash


18 Delicious Party Foods For Your Halloween Bash



25 Pumpkin Cakes to Spice Up Your Halloween


25 Pumpkin Cakes to Spice Up Your Halloween



24 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks


24 Super Cute Halloween Party Snacks



25 Things You Won't Believe You Can Buy At Walmart Right Now


25 Things You Won't Believe You Can Buy At Walmart Right NowYou might only think of Walmart as a place you can stock up on groceries and makeup without spending your entire paycheck, but there are a whole lot of other goodies tucked away on those shelves. Here are 25 items you'll want to add to your cart immediately. From Redbook



Red Yeast Rice Supplements May Contain Dangerous Surprises


Red Yeast Rice Supplements May Contain Dangerous SurprisesConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. If you're seeking to lower your high cholesterol with red yeast rice, you may not be getting what you expect from the su...



Red Yeast Rice Supplements May Contain Dangerous Surprises


Red Yeast Rice Supplements May Contain Dangerous SurprisesConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. If you're seeking to lower your high cholesterol with red yeast rice, you may not be getting what you expect from the su...



7 Things You Should Know About Matcha


7 Things You Should Know About MatchaThis form of green tea is getting a lot of buzz. Watch the video to find out why you should add it to your repertoire.



What's the Best Exercise to Lose Weight- Cardio or Lifting Weights


What's the Best Exercise to Lose Weight- Cardio or Lifting WeightsScience says that minute per minute, you'll burn more calories doing cardio—but that doesn't mean you should skip strength. Watch the video to learn why.



When to Get a Mammogram


When to Get a MammogramFor the past 50 years women have been urged to have regular mammograms—breast X-rays that help healthcare providers find suspicious lumps. But experts have disagreed about exactly when women shou...



When to Get a Mammogram


When to Get a MammogramFor the past 50 years women have been urged to have regular mammograms—breast X-rays that help healthcare providers find suspicious lumps. But experts have disagreed about exactly when women shou...



Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Illness


Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne IllnessTicks may be tiny, but their bite can have a huge impact on your health. During the summer, up to 25 percent of these critters nationwide—and much more in some parts of the U.S.—may carry infecti...



Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Illness


Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne IllnessTicks may be tiny, but their bite can have a huge impact on your health. During the summer, up to 25 percent of these critters nationwide—and much more in some parts of the U.S.—may carry infecti...



Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition Coverage


Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition CoverageConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Senate leaders designed their Affordable Care Act replacement bill to seem like a friendlier version of an earlier House...



Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition Coverage


Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition CoverageConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Senate leaders designed their Affordable Care Act replacement bill to seem like a friendlier version of an earlier House...



U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat Scandal


U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat ScandalConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. U.S. food safety regulators have put a stop to fresh beef imports from Brazil, following earlier reports that meatpacker...



U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat Scandal


U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat ScandalConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. U.S. food safety regulators have put a stop to fresh beef imports from Brazil, following earlier reports that meatpacker...



Egg-Sized Cyst Popped by Dr. Pimple Popper!


Egg-Sized Cyst Popped by Dr. Pimple Popper!The following material contains graphic images that may be disturbing. Parents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children.



What Do Your Sex Sounds Say about You?


What Do Your Sex Sounds Say about You?The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



Sleeping Man Attacks Wife after He Dreamt She Was Cheating


Sleeping Man Attacks Wife after He Dreamt She Was CheatingThe Doctors bring in pulmonary and sleep specialist Dr. Raj Dasgupta to try and explain this horrifying case. “Alcohol will knock you out, it will make you sleep quicker, but on the first half of the night you don’t get what is called REM sleep,” he says, explaining that in the second part of the night you do have more REM sleep.



My Son Is Terrified of Food & Will Only Eat Crackers & Chips


My Son Is Terrified of Food & Will Only Eat Crackers & ChipsMost kids are picky eaters now and then, but for Sandra’s son Michael, he is afraid of almost every food imaginable.



Is a Kylie Jenner Voice More Attractive Than Your Own?


Is a Kylie Jenner Voice More Attractive Than Your Own?Is changing your voice to sound more like Kylie Jenner the secret to landing a man? One YouTube speech specialist sure thinks so. The Doctors weigh in!



Is There a Link between Social Media & Anorexia?


Is There a Link between Social Media & Anorexia?The Doctors discuss controversial Instagram star Eugenia Cooney, whose thin frame has caused many to worry she could be suffering from an eating disorder. The Doctors note that Eugenia has never come forward saying she has any type of eating disorder, but worry that some of her followers have expressed their desire to be as thin as she is. Doctors guest Rosie Mercado, who was criticized for her weight and also when she lost weight, believes that social media stars have a responsibility to their followers to put out a positive message.



Are You Tanning Your Way to Cancer?


Are You Tanning Your Way to Cancer?More than 8,500 people get diagnosed with skin cancer daily, making it the most common types of cancer in the U.S.! One 45-year-old mom named Mags spent too much time worshiping the sun and tanning beds, until her doc discovered pre-cancerous cells. Documenting her day-by-day journey on Facebook, Mags used the medical creams meant to burn off those pre-cancerous cells from her face and body.



"Southern Charm" Star Opens up about Her Challenging Pregnancy


"Southern Charm" Star Opens up about Her Challenging PregnancyIn a Doctors exclusive, “Southern Charm” star Jennifer Snowden is opening up about her pregnancy scare. After 15 weeks, she was curious about what the baby looked like and went for a 4-D scan, where they discovered her baby had an encephalocele, which is a rare neural tube defect that results in part of the brain partially extruded through the skull. Doctors told her if her baby survived that there was a possibility that round the clock care would be required and that walking, speaking, bowel control and most types of independence would be challenging.



Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee



Flawed gun data lead to wrong conclusions, researchers say


Researchers and some media reports have suggested a so-called "medical triumph" is happening in American hospitals because homicide rates have decreased despite a rise in gun violence. But the idea didn't sound right to two gun researchers.

Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination


Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages.

San Francisco moves to ban sales of vaping flavors, menthol cigarettes


San Francisco city supervisors approved this week an ordinance to ban the sales of flavored vaping liquid. The measure would also prohibit sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

Ancient Egyptian's wooden toe is sophisticated prosthetic


A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.

How your dog could call 911 in an emergency


Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing dog-friendly touch-screen technologies and wearable sensors that could help service animals call 911 or text a family member during a medical emergency.

CDC panel again advises against FluMist


Shots will continue to be the main option for the upcoming flu season. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee recommended Wednesday that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, not be used during the 2017-18 season.

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?



Don't lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial


Last week, actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the "Star Wars" actress' death.

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific evidence


The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of scientific evidence confirming a link.

Saving the twins: Rehab and health scares for once-conjoined twins



Key moments inside the operating room


The surgical team labored for 27 painstaking hours to separate twins Jadon and Anias McDonald. The boys were born joined at the head. The surgery to separate them was rare and complicated.

Conjoined twins separated in marathon surgery


After 27 hours of surgery, twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald -- born joined at the head 13 months ago -- began a new life apart on Friday.

How 3-D technology helped separate conjoined twins


On October 13, a surgical team stood over two 13-month old boys who were joined at the head and shared up to 2 inches of brain tissue.

Call the librarian: Unlikely heroes of US opioid crisis



Missouri files suit against opioid manufactures


Missouri has filed suit against three pharmaceutical companies for allegedly violating the state's Medicare fraud and consumer-protection statutes by "misrepresenting the truth" about opioids, Attorney General Josh Hawley said Wednesday.

Shop brews opportunity for people with disabilities


Coffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau's Coffee is known for its warmth.

Texas water park takes accessibility to the next level


When the Morgan's Inspiration Island water park opens in San Antonio on Saturday, visitors won't find any wheelchair ramps at one of the park's main attractions: the riverboat adventure.

Bloomers to bikinis: Bathing suits through history


Do you prefer a one-piece or a string bikini? Swim trunks or a snug Speedo? Whatever you select, your choice isn't made in a vacuum under the florescent lights of a fitting room. History has informed the bathing suit styles of today, in ways we might never imagine. Click through the gallery above to learn how modesty, function and the evolution of style have affected the suits you take to the water, and look below for a collection of facts about swimwear.

Couple adopts infants with special needs -- 88 of them


The labor of love started in Florida even before Camille Geraldi, a nurse, met her husband Mike, a pediatrician. And it's been going on for the last four decades.

Alabama high school's conservative summer reading list stirs controversy


Among the titles in the Spanish Fort High School teacher's list: "Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions," "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" and "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and their Assault on America."

Why confusion leads seniors to turn down home health care


The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn't want anyone coming into his home, and he didn't think he needed any help.

Sheriff to shorten sentences for inmates who rescued fallen deputy


Inmates in Georgia are getting their sentences shortened for helping a sheriff's deputy who collapsed while on security detail.

DNA unlocks secrets of ancient Egyptians



Today is International Widows Day and these are their stories


From a Syrian refugee to a military widow in the United States, these are their stories of loss, grief and survival.

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?


You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.

Teens are still having sex, most use contraception


American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Where in the world will the next emerging disease appear?


Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge?

What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier's death


What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it's likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier's parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son.

Charlie Gard: European Court orders life support to continue


The European Court of Human Rights says baby Charlie must be kept alive until a final ruling.

EU nurse applicants drop by 96% since Brexit vote


Numbers registering to work in NHS fall by 96%, as experts warn patient care could be put at risk.

Cardiff scientist to 'train' virus to fight ovarian cancer


A scientist will explore whether a virus which infects the airways can fight ovarian cancer.

Sleep disorder testing carried out by NHS doubles


Sleep apnoea is the most common disorder, which causes people to stop breathing during sleep.

NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'


The Lazarus group - who targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 - believed to have been behind NHS cyber-attack.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors


Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey returns to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there.

Pregnant women smoking rates 'concern' in England


Health charities say poorer women need more help to quit the damaging habit.

'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug


Breast cancer drug Kadcyla should now become routine treatment in the UK.

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses


Kellogg's Frosties and Coco Pops contain three and a half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool finds.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women


Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat


Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl


Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

'You never think your baby is going to die'


Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

'I was in their shoes - now I'm better'


Lucy, 19, overcame an eating disorder and now helps others with the condition.

The man on a prosthetic hand mission


Nigel Ackland lost his arm in a factory accident in the UK, but now has one of the most sophisticated prosthetics in the world.

How to keep your baby safe in hot weather


A heatwave is on its way and there's more to it than ice lollies, paddling pools and parasols.

Transgender woman's selfies document transition


Christine Beynon came out as female in her mid-60s.

Drug that creates a 'real sun-tan' could prevent cancer


The drug mimics sunlight to make the skin produce the brown form of the pigment melanin.

'Seductive names' make vegetables more appealing


Twisted citrus-glazed carrots and sweet sizzlin' green beans anyone?

Peace at last


Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Safe sex revolution


Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution

Rehydrating the bodies


Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

Small and bullet-shaped


A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse security staff.

Poison pill


A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.

How to manage back pain


Dr Rangan Chatterjee, from Doctor in the House, on the options available to people living with back pain.

Food for thought


As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

Intersex


Jeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body.

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'


A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

Measuring muscle gap 'helps players back on their feet'


The technique was tested on Barcelona footballers and their prized muscles.

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'


The brain disorder Parkinson's disease may actually start with bacteria living in the gut, according to scientists.

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test


Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says.

Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease


Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering jab are under way after successful studies in mice.

Prostate cancer blood test 'helps target treatment'


By detecting cancer DNA in blood, the test can identify which men will benefit from precision drugs.

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'


It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol and pose a heart risk, say US experts.

Medicine information leaflets 'too scary', say experts


A more balanced view of the benefits and potential side effects is being called for in a report.

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