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Doctor reveals risk of catching diseases from public toilets - and how to avoid it

There are some things it's impossible to catch, but there others which CAN be picked up from public toilets Sadly most public loos DON'T look this good (Image: Getty) Everyone's been forced to use a public toilet which was an unofficial entrance into the seventh layer of hell. Whether it was the un

MIRROR - 2017-10-18 13:02:26

The Important Role Exercise Plays In Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia

Photo: Sofie Delauw With an estimated 5 million people in the United States suffering from fibromyalgia, it's indisputably one of the most common types of chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed, as was exhibited by Lady Gaga's struggle-the singer recently opened up about d

MINDBODYGREEN - 2017-10-18 07:20:00

Boy's mystery illness causes him to sleep for 11 days straight

A 7-year-old boy's mysterious medical issue that caused him to sleep for 11 days straight has puzzled the doctors working to treat him. Wyatt Shaw, 7, served as a ring bearer at a relative's wedding in early October and fell asleep after a long day of celebrating, WDRB reported. "He was perfectly fi

NEW YORK POST - 2017-10-17 23:52:33

A Blood Test Promised To Make Me A Better Runner, But It Just Made Me Worry I Pee Too Much

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES My date with the phlebotomist was surprisingly convenient. She came to my house in rural Colorado and drew a few tiny tubes of my blood. She then sent those vials to Quest Diagnostics for its Blueprint for Athletes test, which promised to reveal c

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT - 2017-10-17 19:13:55

Oral HPV Affects More Men Than Women

(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study suggests. HPV is among the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Most infections don't cause symptoms and go away on

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-10-17 15:54:03

College student suffers severe nerve damage huffing nitrous

It's no laughing matter for an Australian college student who inhaled a staggering amount of nitrous oxide. The unidentified woman in her 20s developed severe nerve damage to her spinal cord after inhaling 360 canisters of the laughing gas, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. Doctors

NEW YORK POST - 2017-10-17 14:40:56

How an Apple Watch Saved This Man From a Life-Threatening Blood Clot

Your health tracker may not always be perfect-but for 28-year-old James Green of Brooklyn, New York, receiving a simple alert from his Apple Watch saved his life. Green tweeted on Friday that HeartWatch, one of the Apple Watch's health sensors, measured his heart rate at consistently above his resti

RUNNERSWORLD - 2017-10-17 14:30:48

Georgia Boy's Kidney Transplant Delayed After Donor Dad Is Arrested

A 2-year-old Georgia boy born without kidneys found a perfect match in his father. But a plan for a kidney transplant that could help the boy live a normal and healthy life was unexpectedly delayed after the father was arrested last month. While the father, Anthony Dickerson, 26, was released fro

NBC NEWS - 2017-10-17 14:29:00

How This Man Lost 174 Pounds and Reversed His Diabetes

DeVaughn King's family has a long history of obesity. In fact, four of his aunts and uncles died in one year from weight-related complications like diabetes and heart disease. Last year, King's doctor told him he too had developed diabetes. At 423 pounds, he knew his life was at risk. "Finding out I

MEN'S HEALTH - 2017-10-17 13:45:02

'Big Bang Theory' actress Melissa Rauch opens up about pregnancy loss: 'You are not alone'

Having a baby is often a joyful time, but the fact is that not every pregnancy follows through to birth: as many as 30 percent of all pregnancies lead to miscarriage. Yet pregnancy loss remains a source of shame for some women, who rarely speak publicly about what it's like to lose a child early

TODAY.COM - 2017-10-17 12:54:00

Toddler's kidney transplant postponed indefinitely due to dad's parole violation

The parents of a 2-year-old boy in desperate need of a kidney transplant are pleading for help after being told he will have to wait months for surgery because of his father's parole violation. Anthony Dickerson, 26, was found to be a perfect donor match for his son, A.J. Jr., who was born withou

TODAY.COM - 2017-10-17 12:38:00

Mysterious Skeletons Bearing Horrific Injuries Show Early Ritual Violence in the Andes

A team of archaeologists has uncovered early evidence of ritual violence in Peru's northern highlands, providing new clues to what lay behind the development of bloody ceremonial mutilation in ancient Andean civilisation. According to an article published in the journal Plos One, archaeologists exa

NEWSWEEK - 2017-10-17 11:08:58

5 Costly Medicare Mistakes to Avoid

It's that time of year again. Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15, 2017, through Dec. 7, 2017, for the 2018 calendar year. If you're age 65 or over or meet one of several other Medicare eligibility criteria, now is the time to make your Medicare choices. The process isn't complicated. However

MSN.COM - 2017-10-17 10:49:41

Doctors Won't Let Dad Give Son Kidney Because Of Criminal Charges

The Atlanta father says the 2-year-old boy has "nothing" to do with his mistakes. Anthony Dickerson doesn't have a perfect record. The 26-year-old Atlanta resident has been in and out of jail on misdemeanor theft charges and a first-degree forgery charge since 2011, according to The Atlanta Journal-

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-10-16 22:55:39

Your blood type can seriously affect your health - here are the main problems you could face

For centuries, scientists believed blood types only mattered over transfusions. Now research suggests your blood group could make you more prone to certain illnesses - and also protect you. Different groups are determined by antigens, which are immune defence systems on the surface of red blood ce

MIRROR - 2017-10-16 22:46:17

1 in 9 Men Have Oral HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. It's so common that federal experts say that nearly every sexually active man or woman will be infected with at least one strain at some point in their lives. HPV can infect many different parts of the b

TIME - 2017-10-16 21:00:26

Meet a reluctant medical marijuana doctor in the heart of the Bible Belt

His rules are stricter than state regulations: To get a prescription from Texarkana physician Dr. Joseph Parker, a medical cannabis patient must be diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a different physician and willing to reduce use of a more dangerous drug. By Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette T

THE CANNABIST - 2017-10-16 20:14:26

This woman is 8 months pregnant and doing 275 pound deadlifts

This woman is 8 months pregnant and doing 275 pound deadlifts Sarah Strong is passionate about power lifting, and hasn't let getting pregnant prevent her from getting her workout in. Even at the eight month mark, she's still putting up impressive numbers, including a 275 pound deadlift. 0:49 Confu

NEW YORK POST - 2017-10-16 16:26:37

Urine test for diabetes: What you need to know

Urine tests are important for both the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes. Urine testing is less accurate than blood testing but is useful as a screening test for people who already know they have diabetes. Urine tests can also be used to check for glucose in the urine of people who are undiagnose


A 2-year-old's kidney transplant was put on hold - after his donor father's probation violation

A father in Georgia who had prepared to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son said last week that he is being forced to wait after a recent stint in county jail. Anthony Dickerson's son, A.J., was born without kidneys and Dickerson, who is a perfect match, was ready to donate one of his, he told NBC