Health News
3/29/2017

The No Downtime Fix for Your Neckline


The No Downtime Fix for Your NecklineThe following material contains graphic images that may be disturbing. Parents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children.



The Doctors' Dose of Savings Brings You Healthy Deals


The Doctors' Dose of Savings Brings You Healthy DealsContent created in collaboration with Rue La La.



Florida Woman Assaults Police Officer with a Tampon?


Florida Woman Assaults Police Officer with a Tampon?The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



Does Reality TV Lead to Excessive Drinking?


Does Reality TV Lead to Excessive Drinking?Could reality TV shows lead kids astray with their portrayal of over-the-top drinking?



Teen Suffers from Agonizing Skin Condition


Teen Suffers from Agonizing Skin ConditionSome acne is a normal part of teen life, but 15-year-old Tiffani’s extreme form has subjected her to years of excruciating pain, disfiguring scars, and cruel taunts from her peers. Can The Doctors help? The first boil appeared on Tiffani’s face on her 11th birthday.



How to Become More Flexible


How to Become More FlexibleTaking steps to become more flexible may not be your—or your doctor's—top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some quick stretches to your week.   Maintaining f...



How to Become More Flexible


How to Become More FlexibleTaking steps to become more flexible may not be your—or your doctor's—top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some quick stretches to your week.   Maintaining f...



Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on Generics


Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on GenericsMore than one-third of Americans use generic drug discount programs­­­­, which offer medication at low prices. Some provide hundreds of generics for just a few dollars per 30-day supply. The prog...



Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on Generics


Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on GenericsMore than one-third of Americans use generic drug discount programs­­­­, which offer medication at low prices. Some provide hundreds of generics for just a few dollars per 30-day supply. The prog...



5 Things You Need to Know About Maple Syrup


5 Things You Need to Know About Maple SyrupOn pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and more, Americans love maple syrup. In 2015, 3.4 million gallons of the sweet stuff were produced in the U.S. The rich flavor is one reason why it's so popular, bu...



5 Things You Need to Know About Maple Syrup


5 Things You Need to Know About Maple SyrupOn pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and more, Americans love maple syrup. In 2015, 3.4 million gallons of the sweet stuff were produced in the U.S. The rich flavor is one reason why it's so popular, bu...



8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement Plan


8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement PlanAll the concerns about what would happen if GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act became law have been replaced by a new one: What happens now that Republicans have scrapped the legislation...



8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement Plan


8 Answers to Key Questions After the GOP Pulls Its ACA Replacement PlanAll the concerns about what would happen if GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act became law have been replaced by a new one: What happens now that Republicans have scrapped the legislation...



House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway


House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are UnderwayEven though the GOP for the second day in row decided against putting its health insurance plan up for a vote in the House, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The Trump adminis...



House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are Underway


House Pulls GOP Health Insurance Bill, but Some Changes Already Are UnderwayEven though the GOP for the second day in row decided against putting its health insurance plan up for a vote in the House, major changes to health insurance already are afoot. “The Trump adminis...



What's Missing From Your Heart-Attack Recovery Plan


What's Missing From Your Heart-Attack Recovery PlanExercise is considered essential for any heart attack recovery, as well as for anyone who's had heart surgery or has congestive heart failure. Yet doctors aren’t prescribing physical activity for...



What's Missing From Your Heart-Attack Recovery Plan


What's Missing From Your Heart-Attack Recovery PlanExercise is considered essential for any heart attack recovery, as well as for anyone who's had heart surgery or has congestive heart failure. Yet doctors aren’t prescribing physical activity for...



Cauliflower and Green Onion Mash


Cauliflower and Green Onion MashLooking to sneak more veggies into your daily diet? Start swapping cauliflower into your recipes. This recipe for cauliflower mashed potatoes has just 93 calories per serving.



You Have to Watch This Moving Video About Breastfeeding Moms Being Shamed By Family Members


You Have to Watch This Moving Video About Breastfeeding Moms Being Shamed By Family Members"No one ever asked me to miss out of life when I was formula feeding. Breastfeeding mothers deserve the same respect."



Can *Anything* Make Finding Mom Friends Easier?


Can *Anything* Make Finding Mom Friends Easier?The creator of the new app Peanut is betting her idea will.



A Cancer Survivor Had Twins and Then Died a Day Later From Congenital Heart Failure


A Cancer Survivor Had Twins and Then Died a Day Later From Congenital Heart FailureSo sad.



11 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Being Cheated On


11 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Being Cheated On



20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017


20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017



The Truth About the Sugar in Fruit


The Truth About the Sugar in FruitChemically, the sugars in fruit and the sugars in a candy bar are the same, but the effects on your health couldn’t be more different. In fact, “most of us should be getting more whole fruit, not...



The Truth About the Sugar in Fruit


The Truth About the Sugar in FruitChemically, the sugars in fruit and the sugars in a candy bar are the same, but the effects on your health couldn’t be more different. In fact, “most of us should be getting more whole fruit, not...



I Lost My Eye to Save My Life!


I Lost My Eye to Save My Life!When she was just eight years old, Lindsay developed a lump on her eye. Lindsay was separated from her family for two months during treatment. The family hoped their ordeal was over, but 18 months later the cancer returned.



I Absorbed My Twin Before Birth


I Absorbed My Twin Before Birth“I have a condition called chimerism,” explains Taylor. The rare condition occurs when two fraternal fertilized eggs fuse in the womb – in a sense, Taylor absorbed her own twin sister. “I have two different immune systems, and I have two different bloodstreams.



DIY Dermatology Trend Dangers!


DIY Dermatology Trend Dangers!Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra is here to discuss some DIY skin treatments that have gone viral. The Micro-Roller is supposed to plump lips by jabbing them with thousands of tiny needles as an alternative to fillers and collagen injections. “The little needles irritate the skin, and they also stimulate collagen,” explains Dr. Batra, who demonstrates the product on her own lips.



Blindness Changes 'Saved by the Bell' Star's View of Life


Blindness Changes 'Saved by the Bell' Star's View of LifeIsaac had a career as a child actor, culminating when he landed the role of Barton "Weasel" Wyzell on “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” -- he calls it “a lifechanging experience.” He went on to study math and computer science at Harvard, graduating at age 19, then law school, after which he clerked for two Supreme Court justices. At age 13 he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. Isaac was terrified.



New Ways to Fight Allergies


New Ways to Fight AllergiesFlight attendant Traci has a high-flying career, but her severe allergies are bringing her down. Traci moved to Los Angeles a year ago hoping for allergy relief, but they’ve only gotten worse since then. “Sleep is such an essential part of our well-being,” adds Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon.



Bowel Cancer Crisis among Millennials and Generation X?


Bowel Cancer Crisis among Millennials and Generation X?The following material contains mature subject matter. A growing number of millennials and Generation Xers have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Traditionally this cancer is associated with older people, but three out of 10 diagnoses are now occurring in people younger than 55. Do we need to take a big look in the mirror at lifestyle?” wonders ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork.



Cancer Survivor Dismayed by Her Breast Reconstruction


Cancer Survivor Dismayed by Her Breast ReconstructionDenise survived breast cancer – but is not pleased with her reconstructive surgery. About one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Denise discovered that she was among them when she had a routine mammogram at age 41 that revealed a tumor.



The 'Sperminator' Returns with Exciting Baby News!


The 'Sperminator' Returns with Exciting Baby News!Last fall, The Doctors met hopeful mother Millye and Ari, the uber sperm donor who has become known as the “Sperminator.” Now Millye has given birth to twins, Max and Grace! The twosome were born prematurely but are doing well. Says Millye, “I couldn’t ask for a better father for my children!” Ari was present for the birth, drove her home afterward, and met her family. Ari has been served with several suits seeking child support for various offspring.



Just When You Thought They Were Dead, ACA Repeal Talks Are Back


Just When You Thought They Were Dead, ACA Repeal Talks Are BackAfter the Republican effort to repeal core elements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) was pulled minutes before it was to be considered for a vote by the House of Representatives, both Presid...



Just When You Thought They Were Dead, ACA Repeal Talks Are Back


Just When You Thought They Were Dead, ACA Repeal Talks Are BackAfter the Republican effort to repeal core elements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) was pulled minutes before it was to be considered for a vote by the House of Representatives, both Presid...



Protect Your Cat or Dog From These Common Pet Poisons


Protect Your Cat or Dog From These Common Pet PoisonsMost pet owners have heard they should keep dogs away from chocolate and cats away from lilies. But did you know that just a few sticks of sugar-free gum could cause liver failure in your dog? Or...



Protect Your Cat or Dog From These Common Pet Poisons


Protect Your Cat or Dog From These Common Pet PoisonsMost pet owners have heard they should keep dogs away from chocolate and cats away from lilies. But did you know that just a few sticks of sugar-free gum could cause liver failure in your dog? Or...



What Is Eyebrow Microblading and Is it Safe?


What Is Eyebrow Microblading and Is it Safe?If you over-plucked your eyebrows in the 90s and need a hand getting thicker brows, microblading might be for you. Watch the video to see the new beauty trend that's helping celebs like Lena Dunham get a fuller brow.



Christina El Moussa Shut Down Mom Shamers On Instagram With Just One Comment


Christina El Moussa Shut Down Mom Shamers On Instagram With Just One CommentShe's not about to let that stand.



The Internet Is Furious That Kourtney Kardashian Posted a Photo of Her Kids Sitting On a Mercedes


The Internet Is Furious That Kourtney Kardashian Posted a Photo of Her Kids Sitting On a MercedesPeople *love* getting riled up over what she does.



Spice up Your Sex Life with Skype


Spice up Your Sex Life with SkypeThe following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



A Life-Threatening Disease Destroyed Her Nose


A Life-Threatening Disease Destroyed Her NoseA misdiagnosed sinus infection almost cost Mica her life – and left her with a collapsed nose. At age 15, Mica developed migraines, light sensitivity, and bloody noses. After months of doctor visits and misdiagnoses, Mica was finally diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis – a rare disorder that causes inflammation of blood vessels in nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and kidneys.



Twin Sisters Planning To Marry The Same Man!


Twin Sisters Planning To Marry The Same Man!The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



Does Woman Really Have Double Reproductive Organs?


Does Woman Really Have Double Reproductive Organs?A young couple's dreams of children may be dashed by a bizarre discovery about Emily's reproductive system. Six months after their wedding Emily became pregnant – sadly, that pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Emily suffered two more miscarriages before another pregnancy – her fifth – resulted in preterm labor at 29 weeks and the birth of Shane and Emily’s daughter, Kendall.



Light Breakfast Gingerbread


Light Breakfast GingerbreadWhat’s not to love about gingerbread? Not only does it taste delicious, but if you make it our way with fresh ginger, it's also highly nutritious.



10 Amazing Sunscreens That Will Keep Your Skin Safe and Stunning


10 Amazing Sunscreens That Will Keep Your Skin Safe and Stunning



Everything You Need to Know About Calories


Everything You Need to Know About Calories



14 People Share What's It's Really Like to Have An Ex Who Is Now Their In-Law


14 People Share What's It's Really Like to Have An Ex Who Is Now Their In-Law"I now have a house and kids with her little sister, and I feel horrible about everything."



7 Moves to Get Your Best Pregnancy Body, Ever


7 Moves to Get Your Best Pregnancy Body, EverLet Anna Kaiser show you how.



Christina El Moussa Credits This One Thing With Helping Her Cope With Divorce


Christina El Moussa Credits This One Thing With Helping Her Cope With DivorceAnd it's not what most people do after a breakup.



Grandparents post photos every week eating burgers


The only thing that rivals Patricia and Fred Burry's love for each other is their love for In-N-Out Burger.

Coach's rant on 'me, me, me' generation of athletes


If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.

Dallas bookstore's clickbait is a trap to read classic novels


Can literature compete with listicles? If the Dallas bookstore The Wild Detectives is to be believed, the answer is a shocking, click-to-find-out-more yes.

Cell phones when driving: Which countries have toughest laws?


If you are caught using a handheld device while driving in the United Kingdom -- whether it's for talking, texting, taking video or anything else -- your penalties just got significantly steeper, thanks to a law that went into effect this month.

The truth about 'gaydar'


Kids are often told that you can't judge a book by its cover.

Risky surgery separates baby from parasitic twin


Baby Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.

Why flu shots fail even when the match is right


In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?

Are vegetable oils healthy?


In small amounts, vegetable oils are healthy, as they contain fats that are essential in our diets.

How to keep kids occupied on flights without electronics


A new ban on most electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights to the US and UK from Middle Eastern countries is causing confusion and frustration among passengers -- many of whom are parents of restless children.

'Deaths of despair' fuel midlife mortality for white Americans


It's a midlife crisis of a different sort: "Deaths of despair" -- due to drugs, alcohol and suicide -- are largely responsible for rising mortality rates among middle-age white Americans. And a new analysis by Princeton economists delves into what they believe is behind this trend.

Is 100% fruit juice good or bad for your child's weight?


A new study suggests that drinking 100% fruit juice daily is linked to some, but not significant, weight gain in early childhood.

Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'


Kraig Moss made financial sacrifices last year to follow Trump around the country and tell his own story. Now, he wishes he hadn't.

Living at risk of the world's greatest infectious killer


The roads are bright orange and unpaved through the agricultural district of Memot in Cambodia. Along the sides lie miles of maize fields and a few farmers tending to them.

Phone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy


A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.

No long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding, study says


While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so.

Senator McCaskill opens investigation into opioid manufacturers


Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has launched an investigation into some of the country's leading prescription drug manufacturers, demanding documents and records dating back the past five years which indicate just what the companies knew of the drugs' risk for abuse as well as documents detailing marketing practices and sales presentations. Her office has sent letters to the heads of Purdue, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Insys, Mylan, and Depomed.

'Bad luck' mutations increase cancer risk more than behavior


For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance. Overall, 66% of the genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring when cells replace themselves, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

9 deaths and rare cancer linked to breast implants


Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants.

The key to curing disease could lie in Iceland's genes


The freezer sits behind a heavy door in the basement of an unassuming building on the campus of the University of Iceland.

What Trump's order means for the world


Trump's executive order on climate change is designed to put American jobs first -- but what does that mean for the rest of the world?

A link between climate change and diabetes?


Scientists have long warned that rising global temperatures may impact public health in a devastating way because climate change is associated with deadly weather events, the spread of infectious diseases and even food shortages.

The mental impact of climate change: Depression, PTSD


It's a dream many city-dwellers long for: moving to a spacious house surrounded by greenery in the countryside, where they plan to raise their family.

Using stem cells to create an endless supply of blood


For decades, scientists have sought to create red blood cells in the lab -- a "holy grail" that some hoped could ease regional shortages in the blood supply.

Kidney injury is a short-term risk after running a marathon, study says


The physical stress of marathon running may be associated with short-term kidney injury, a new study finds. Experts offer tips for safely running a marathon.

Paralyzed man uses experimental device to regain hand movements


A man paralyzed from his shoulders down has regained use of his right hand with the aid of an experimental prosthetic that replaces lost connections between the brain and the muscles.

Lupus: What you need to know


An invisible disease with debilitating symptoms, lupus is more common than you might think. Learn about the causes, triggers and treatments for this devastating disease.

One person's ban is that same person's respite


In terms of security, you can debate the effectiveness of the new electronics ban, now enforced on select international flights.

Undercover activists expose India's illegal sex-selective abortions


A pregnant woman sat in a hospital consultation room in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Gene changes linked to greater risk of brain, ovarian cancer


Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies. This significant development offers researchers the chance to understand more about how these cancers develop and how they may one day be treated, or even prevented.

Genetic forms of obesity are rare yet numerous


While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a new study published Monday in the journal Obesity Reviews finds there are many more.

'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor


A woman who survived cancer as a girl has been inspired to take up nursing.

Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation


Surgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin.

'Wide awake drunk' on energy drinks and alcohol mix


Mixing caffeine-laden energy drinks with alcohol is a risky combination on a night out, scientists warn.

Scars on stage


US beauty queen Victoria Graham has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) but isn't afraid to show her scars.

No consent


Victoria Vigo woke from an emergency caesarean to find she had been sterilised - without her consent. Now she is demanding justice.

Cardboard cribs


What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

'Out of control'


Australian Jessica May overcame acute anxiety by setting up a recruitment firm for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Obesity crisis


Could global trade in vegetable oil be to blame for our growing obesity crisis?

Binding decisions


After singer Rochelle Humes turns hers into art, we look at what else you can do with an umbilical cord.

Key unanswered questions


What we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.

What you need to know


An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading.

'The worst day of my life'


The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.

The mosquito menace


Why the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.

Meningitis outbreak kills at least 140 in Nigeria


The disease has infected more than 1,000 people in one of the worst outbreaks for years.

Paralysed man feeds himself with help of implants


Paralysed man says he is "wowed" after implants allow him to regain control of his right arm.

Measles outbreak across Europe


The World Health Organization says cases are climbing where immunisation coverage has dropped.

Menstrual cycle recreated 'in a dish'


Scientists have made a mini working replica of the female reproductive tract to experiment on.

How Tetris therapy could help patients


Doctors have been using the 1980s video game in a UK emergency department.

Night-time loo trips 'linked to salt in diet'


Trips to empty the bladder were reduced and quality of life improved, a study found.

British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough


British scientists say they now isolate different strains and so diagnose sufferers within days.

Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'


Lab-made blood could solve the shortage of some blood types.

Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests


Mice had more stamina, hair and improved organ function with the drug.

Non-terminal patient fights right to die law


Omid - who suffers an incurable, but not terminal, condition - aims to take his case to the High Court.

Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers - MPs


The rules on junk food advertising should also be tougher, MPs on the Health Select Committee say.

Major pancreatic cancer study launched


A new pancreatic cancer project is to find ways to speed up scientific discovery to improve the survival rates of patients.

Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby


Baby Dominique is recovering in the US after an operation to separate her from her parasitic twin.

Mother gave cannabis to son who fought rare form of cancer


Callie Blackwell said she was terrified of her teenage son "dying in pain".

Bowel cancer: 'I've cried, shouted and planned my funeral'


Deborah was feeling "under the weather" for about a year, before being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

'How drawing helped me to talk about my feelings'


Poet and author Michael Rosen talks about how drawing helped him to open up about his feelings after his son died.

'I worried I might not be able to have kids'


Denise Campbell Brown married her husband in September last year. On honeymoon she discovered she had fibroids, a condition that affects around one in three women.

Cancer diagnosis: 'Looking for needle in a haystack'


UCLH's chief medical officer explains new cancer diagnosis tools

Holly Greenhow: Girl with cerebral palsy makes 'big improvement'


A girl with cerebral palsy who once modelled for a clothes retailer has seen her condition improve.

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