When mother-of-two Sarah Stewart started noticing that her 2-year-old daughter, Mary Mitchell, wasn’t speaking as well as other kids her age, she wondered if her little girl might be on the autism spectrum. The true diagnosis, however, was something much more grave.
When Stephanie Sena was studying for her master’s degree in the early 2000s, a professor made a casual comment that she never imagined would resonate with her today.
Sure, cracking your neck can be oddly satisfying. But it can also be seriously dangerous. A 28-year-old man in Oklahoma recently suffered a massive stroke after cracking his neck in an attempt to reduce some neck soreness. Now he’s warning others that the relief isn’t worth the risk.
When a nail technician pointed out what appeared to be a bruise on Karolina Jasko’s thumbnail, she didn’t think much of it. But just a week later, her nail became infected and turned red and puffy, so she went to to see a doctor. To her surprise, the doctor wasn’t worried about the infection—but he was worried about that bruise.
If you’ve noticed Sarah Hyland’s hair has been looking different than usual, you wouldn’t be the only one. The 28-year-old actress, who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, has been getting a lot of questions about her new short and curly bob, a big change from Haley’s usual long, pin-straight locks.
For every #flawless photo Ashley Graham posts on Instagram, she seem to post one that reminds us she really is just like the rest of us. Take the extremely relatable (and hilarious) video she posted yesterday of her boobs hitting her in the face while working out. We feel you, girl.
A 3-year-old girl who was born with an extremely rare condition that caused her legs to bend backward was recently able to walk for the first time after undergoing a life-changing surgery.
Following the devastating loss of her 11-year-old daughter, Monique Altamirano wants to remind people to carefully read the ingredient list of any food or product before giving it to a child with food allergies. Altamirano’s daughter, Denise Saldate, recently died of a severe allergic reaction to something Altamirano never suspected would be a problem: toothpaste.
After being diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer, Bailey Jean Matheson decided to forgo chemotherapy and take what was left of her time on Earth into her own hands. That included writing her own obituary, which is now going viral.
Cases of measles are on the rise, and the story of an Israeli flight attendant is reminding us just how dangerous the virus can be. The 43-year-old woman has been in a coma for 10 days after developing a potentially deadly complication of the virus.
Just when we thought we’d seen it all, a photo of a woman whose swollen, overgrown gums look just like strawberries surfaced on the interwebs. A rare manifestation of a very rare disease caused the 42-year-old’s gums to appear red, puffy, and granular. You have to see it to believe it—but don’t worry, there’s a photo below.
Imagine going into the hospital for minor surgery, thinking you would be in and out in no time…only to end up being hospitalized for months battling a lethal infection and then dealing with the aftermath.
One of the earliest lessons I remember my mother teaching me wasn’t to eat my vegetables or use my manners…it was to always squat when using a public toilet. There are germs lurking on the seat, she told me, and you do not want them on your tush. So, for years without fail, I squatted, afraid of the germs might be waiting for me if I dared to sit.
If you ask Jessamyn Stanley what her first time doing yoga was like, she’ll tell you it was hell on earth. Yep, Stanley, a yoga instructor who now travels the country to teach her many fans, hated yoga the first time she did it.
A Ghanaian woman who lives in the U.K. recently went on a radio show to speak about a little-known medical disorder she’s dealt with her entire life. Elizabeth Amoaa is one of very few people born with two vaginas and two uteruses, a rare condition known as uterus didelphys.
It seems like every other day another celebrity is being shamed for something, and a lot of the time, it has to do with their weight. Think Kourtney Kardashian being fat-shamed by her then-husband Scott Disick in 2013 for not losing weight “fast enough” after having their third child. Or Jessica Simpson being called out for looking “noticeably fuller” after wearing a pair of high-waisted jeans at a performance in 2009.
Okay, we know getting tested for STDs isn’t the most pleasant thing in the world. But if you’re sexually active, it’s a necessary part of life. STD rates are on the rise nationwide. Many have no symptoms, yet if left untreated some can cause serious health issues. We owe it to ourselves and our partners to get tested on the reg—and not feel embarrassed or afraid.
Name someone more body positive than Ashley Graham. Can’t think of anybody? Yeah, us either. She never fails to serve up self-love inspiration, and her latest Instagram post is the perfect example.
The skin-crawling story of a boy in the U.K. is a reminder that spider bite season is indeed upon us. The 9-year-old boy was left with a gaping hole in his leg after what he thought was a harmless bug bite turned out to be from a poisonous spider. Yikes.
One way or another, we all eventually learn that you really can have too much of a good thing. A Canadian man learned that lesson the hard way: For more than two years, he regularly took an extremely high dose of vitamin D—which unfortunately caused permanent damage to his kidneys.
Nothing fascinates us quite like cults. Documentaries about them have a, well, cult following, and groups that are rumored to have cult-like characteristics repeatedly make headlines. This week’s news, however, is about more than just rumors.
Just a few weeks after she found out she was pregnant with her second child, Jordana Beck received some news that turned one of the happiest times of her life into one of the most challenging: She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.
What two things should you never have sex without? A condom and consent. Now, an Argentinian sex toy company has come up with a way that’s supposed to combine the two. The brand has created the world’s first “consent condom,” which is wrapped in a package that requires four hands to open.
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll make up a classic trio. We might not be able to tell you much about the rock ‘n’ roll part (sorry, we’re not a music site), but we can tell you what drugs people take before a sex session. A new study looked into the sex lives of thousands of people to find out which drugs are most commonly used to heat things up between the sheets.
Body positivity is basically Jameela Jamil’s middle name. She’s made it her job to take down celebs who promote weight-loss products like detox teas and appetite suppressants, and she always celebrates natural bodies of all shapes and sizes. Her latest Instagram post is celebrating something all women have: stretch marks, specifically boob stretch marks.
Though flu season is coming to a close, it isn’t over just yet. The story of a 2-year-old Illinois girl who’s fighting for her life is a reminder of that. Layla Thomas has been in the pediatric ICU for over a week battling a rare complication of the flu, and doctors have given her a 50/50 chance of survival.
A College Student Was Killed After She Mistook a Stranger’s Car for Her Uber—Here’s How to Stay Safe When Ride-Sharing
Hopping into an Uber or a Lyft has become such a normal part of life, it’s easy to forget that you’re getting into a car with a total stranger. Over the weekend, a student at the University of South Carolina got into a car thinking it was her Uber. The next day, police found her dead. She had accidentally mistook a predator’s car for the Uber she called for a ride.
I’m a hustler baby. I just want you to know…that Jennifer Lopez has the most insane abs on the planet. Seriously. Our ab idol posted a behind-the-scenes photo from her new movie Hustlers of her rocking a neon pink bikini and showing off her stomach of steel. Oh, and she’s also strutting a star-shaped belly button ring. Now that’s what we call a look.
As if getting a tapeworm wasn’t terrifying enough, imagine getting its eggs in your brain. Yep, it sounds like it’s straight out of a horror movie, but it really happened to an 18-year-old man in India. The unnamed man went to the emergency room after suffering seizures, but he soon learned he had parasites in his brain. Talk about a spine-chilling diagnosis.
Let’s talk about sex, specifically how long it lasts. Sometimes it’s way too short, and you’re thinking, Did he seriously just finish? In 30 seconds? Other times it’s way too long, and you feel like your vagina might break at any moment. And then there are those sessions that hit the sweet spot. Not too short, not too long, but just right.
It doesn’t get any better than heading outside and going for a killer run under the sun….Well, there’s actually one thing that can make that run better: knowing exactly how many calories you burned while doing it. Tracking calories definitely isn’t for everyone, and that’s perfectly fine. But some of us only feel seriously accomplished knowing that number.
This Is Us star Chrissy Metz has never shied from sharing her feelings about body image, and now the actress is opening up about another intimate detail of her life: her mom’s stroke, which happened shortly before Metz’s appearance at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
Just about everyone knows Miley Cyrus’ famous lyric, “Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days.” Yeah, it’s super inspiring and all, but some people who should not take comfort in Miley’s motto.
Constipation isn’t, um, pleasant for anyone, but for one man, it almost became life-threatening. The 80-year-old, who lives in Taiwan, was found collapsed in his living room. When he got to the hospital, he told doctors he hadn’t been able to poop for a week. It turned out he was so constipated, his bowels almost exploded.
Can you believe there are still people out there who shame mothers for breastfeeding in public? Yeah, we can’t either.
Take one look at all the tutorials on Rebecca Leigh’s Instagram, and it’s obvious she’s an advanced yogi. So when she began filming a new tutorial that would show her 26,000 followers how to do an advanced handstand, she didn’t think much of it. In fact, she thought she nailed the pose.
By now you’ve probably heard about the man who went viral for having the inside of both of his ears cut out. If not, here’s the story: Charles Bentley reportedly traveled from Australia to Sweden to have his inner ears surgically removed by a man who calls himself a “body modification practitioner.” The procedure is apparently called “conch removal,” and as soon as Bentley’s post-op photos hit the Internet, people started freaking out.
I’m not super picky when it comes to perfume. Smells citrusy? Great. Floral? Even better. It has woody undertones, you say? Now I’m really intrigued. But there actually are a few scents I would turn up my nose to, like, oh I don’t know, semen. Yet the Parisian fragrance company Etat Libre d’Orange is currently selling a semen-scented perfume. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
There’s no shame in watching porn, right? Seriously, lots of women do it. Sometimes it’s the only way to satisfy those sexual fantasies that for whatever reason you aren’t trying to live out IRL. You know, like BDSM, taking part in an orgy, or experimenting with the gender you don’t usually go for.
Just when we thought we had heard every strange birth story out there, we found out about a baby born in Colombia that gives strange a whole new meaning. A mother gave birth to a little girl who had the fetus of her twin growing inside of her. Yep, the baby was more or less pregnant with her own twin. Mind. Blown.
As more states legalize marijuana, people are starting to believe it’s A-OK to smoke pot on the reg. And it’s easy to understand why. If it’s legal, it can’t be that bad for you, right? Actually, not necessarily. New research shows daily marijuana users, especially those who use high-potency weed, may be three times more likely to develop a psychotic disorder, like schizophrenia, than non-users.
Growing up, my mom and I got along really well, but I’ll admit, there was one thing she did that always drove me absolutely crazy: swallow water, or any beverage for that matter. OK, to clarify, it wasn’t the fact that she drank water that annoyed me (I of course wanted her to drink it to live), it was the sound she made when she swallowed that I couldn’t stand…that glug glug sound that came from her throat as she gulped down a glass.
One out of every 700 babies born in the United States has Down syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal disorder in the country. Fortunately, because it is so prevalent, doctors have become very knowledgeable on how to help people with Down syndrome live full lives. In fact, it’s not unusual for people with the disorder to live independently, play competitive sports, or start a business.
College Admissions Scandal: A Psychologist Explains Why a Parent Would Cheat and Lie to Get Their Kids Into School
If you remember how damn hard you worked to get into college and how stressed you were as you waited to see where you would be accepted, then you must certainly have strong feelings about the recent college admissions scandal. Fifty people, including Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman, were charged earlier this week in a $25 million bribery scheme to get students into top universities like Yale and Stanford.
Dr. Pimple Popper, aka Sandra Lee, MD, became famous by posting graphic images of particularly gross pimples. Recently, the Los Angeles dermatologist posted a photo of something a little different: a red, puffy growth on a man’s head that was actually a type of skin cancer known as keratoacanthoma.
As innocent as they look sitting on your bathroom counter, cotton swabs can actually do more damage than you realize. A man in the U.K. developed a potentially life-threatening infection in his skull after the tip of a cotton swab got stuck inside his ear without him realizing.
You know the incredible feeling you get right before you reach the big O: Your heart is pumping, you’re breathing faster, and you feel like you’re about to lose control? Well, a woman in the UK really did lose control when she had a stroke while her partner was going down on her.
After a steamy session between the sheets, most women feel sexy, satisfied, and super relaxed. But imagine if you suddenly broke out in hives and started throwing up. That’s what happened to one woman when she had a severe allergic reaction to her partner’s semen. Yeah, mood officially killed.
Exfoliating is the key to maintaining healthy, glowing skin on your face. But when it comes to your vagina, it’s a very different story. A new product that claims to exfoliate your vagina has gynecologists seriously concerned. Because seriously, your vadge is the one area of your body that never, ever needs to be scraped of dead skin cells.
Going to the doctor can be downright nerve-wracking. There you are in a thin gown on the exam room table waiting for your physician, who finally rushes in. After you anxiously rattle the symptoms you can remember, she checks you over, maybe asks a question or two, then gives you a diagnosis or tells you what the next steps are. You leave her office not necessarily thinking that what she said is correct. But she’s the doctor, right?