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.
Doctors Removed a Tick From This Boy’s Eardrum After He Complained of a Buzzing Noise in His Right Ear
Many people have felt a “ringing” in their ears at some point or another, which can be symptomatic of tinnitus, a condition that affects up to one-fifth of people.
Angela and Randy Tindell tried to get pregnant for nine-and-a-half years. They saw fertility specialists but never tried assisted reproductive treatments like IVF, which can cost thousands of dollars. “There was no way I could pay the kind of fees they charge for that,” Randy tells Health. The Tennessee couple had pretty much given up after nearly a decade of trying to conceive. “We were content just being married to each other,” Randy says.
The age-old debate about whether or not size matters has failed to hone in on one specific question: Does penis size matter in terms of fertility?
Finances hold back 57 percent of people from completing bucket list goals, according to a survey. Traveling is the most popular item, with financial goals a close second.
Experts say more than 70,000 low-income renters are at risk, with that number increasing each day. As the shutdown goes on, the problem becomes bigger and bigger, said Greg Brown, senior vice president of government affairs at the National Apartment Association.
Unemployment offices across the country are reporting an uptick in claims from federal workers. Among the applicants: a scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, a judge for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a data analyst at the Department of Transportation. “It makes a lot of sense with all the uncertainty people are facing,” said Michele Evermore, an expert in unemployment insurance at the National Employment Law Project.
Amid shutdown, those without much savings are struggling to make their rent and mortgage payments. “Any delay in a mortgage payment could harm an individual’s finances and their credit, which would affect potential purchases in the future,” said Jessica Lautz, the managing director of survey research at the National Association of Realtors.
Some 800,000 federal workers across the country find themselves in financial uncertainty as the government shutdown crawls into its 12th day. “It’s very difficult to figure out how long we can survive with the savings we have,” said David Arvelo, a health communications specialist with the Food and Drug Administration.
Not all advisors take a comprehensive look at their clients’ financial lives. Those who do, however, say their advice can only be as good as the accuracy of the information they’re given. Things such as hidden debt or financial accounts, secret family issues or health problems are aspects of your life that advisors generally want to know about because they affect the advice you are given.
The college consulting industry is in the spotlight this week after dozens are arrested in an admissions bribery scheme masterminded by consultant William “Rick” Singer. Members of the profession condemn Singer’s actions and point out that the charges illustrate the concern parents feel about getting their children into the right college. Here’s how to find the right consultant and what you get for your money.
Jason Edwards, a communications professor, learned seven years too late that he didn’t qualify for public service loan forgiveness. Then a surprise came. Last year, Congress authorized a $350 million “fix” to the public service loan forgiveness program, which gave him another change at applying. More challenges emerged. Then a rare, happy ending.
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.
Many people have gotten into the habit of scanning their bodies to check for unusual-looking spots on their skin every so often. Even a cursory scan can be beneficial, alerting you to spots under your arms or on the insides of your legs that might have looked like normal freckles last week but have since changed color or shape. A scary new report in the Dermatology Online Journal reminds us that those quick scans are worth doing consistently.
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.
We all love our fur babies, but sadly, our pets can be the cause of some seriously scary illnesses. The most recent proof: A 14-year-old Midwestern boy developed suicidal and homicidal thoughts after being scratched by his cat, according to a recent case report published in the Journal of Central Nervous System Disease.
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer revealed that her husband, chef Chris Fischer, is on the autism spectrum. Schumer opened up about Fischer’s condition during her Netflix special Amy Schumer: Growing, which premiered on Tuesday, Entertainment Tonight reports.
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.
When you think of old-timey illnesses making a comeback in recent years, mumps and measles probably come to mind. But a new report out of Oregon highlights another disease that’s been pretty much eliminated thanks to modern-day vaccines—until, that is, those vaccines don’t get administered.
A man recently died while undergoing a penis enlargement procedure in Paris. Ehud Arye Laniado, a Belgian and Israeli citizen, reportedly suffered a massive heart attack just moments after an unknown substance was injected into his penis, according to Belgian media outlets.
A Passenger Charged an Obese Man $150 for Taking Up Extra Space on Their Flight—and the Internet Is Furious
Comfort is every passenger’s main priority when settling in for a long flight. That’s why one Reddit user wasn’t happy when a man he described as obese squeezed into the seat right next to his, taking up some of the user’s seat too. So after speaking with a flight attendant, the user decided to charge the man $150 for the lost space.
There are a lot of things we would miss if we went vegan, like melted cheese on top of pizza and Ben & Jerry’s, just to name a few. But one man says he missed something a little, uh, different while he was a vegan…ejaculating.
When news broke that actor Jussie Smollett was under arrest for allegedly faking a hate crime against himself in January, America reacted with shock, anger, and serious confusion. Chicago police chalked up his actions to his dissatisfaction with his salary and his role on the television show Empire. But many of us wondered: What else was going on in the actor’s head?
Actor Luke Perry, best-known for his role on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210, has died at age 52 after reportedly suffering a massive stroke in his California home last week.
During the first months after the wedding, most couples enter the honeymoon stage—that blissful period of time when both partners are so wrapped up in newlywed lovey-dovey mushiness, bystanders beg them to get a room.
Everybody knows that somebody—or maybe you are that somebody—who freaks out about every new bump or blemish, convinced that it’s some harbinger of deadly disease. Of course, it’s usually not, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry, right? That was certainly the case with the patient featured in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine’s Images in Clinical Medicine series. What started as a bothersome lump on the man’s tongue turned out to be a rare form of cancer.
When Joel Fuhrman, MD, became involved in nutritional science more than 30 years ago, the family physician couldn’t find a diet he felt was truly optimized for improving health, boosting longevity, and reducing risk of disease. Sure, some diets limited calories and shunned unhealthy fats and sugars, but many of them also allowed for other less-than-ideal food groups, he thought, or were too loose and vague with their instructions.
One of the downsides of being in a long-term relationship is love chub—the extra pounds that can creep on when you get so comfortable as a couple, you stop doing all the activities you did when you were single, like meeting friends and the gym or just being more on the go and active.
People get conned into marriage for all kinds of reasons. Maybe a spouse is really after their inheritance, or perhaps they’re just trying to get citizenship. We thought we had heard it all…until we caught wind of a woman who feels like she was tricked into marrying a man with a micropenis. Mic drop. She wins.
It’s almost as tragically romantic as Romeo and Juliet: A man in Northern India was bitten by a venomous snake, but not wanting to face death without his wife, he bit her on the wrist so the venom would kill them both. Plot twist: This Juliet lived.
Most teenagers argue with their parents about things like staying out late or borrowing the car. But Ethan Lindenberger has other concerns. The 18-year-old and his parents disagree over whether Ethan should be vaccinated against serious contagious viruses like measles, mumps, chickenpox, polio—or any disease for that matter, since his parents are committed anti-vaxxers.
Sarah Silverman Says Her Male Doctor Used Bare Hands to Apply Gel to Her Breasts During an Ultrasound
Sarah Silverman isn’t afraid to speak up for herself, and that’s exactly what she did at a recent doctor’s appointment that made her seriously uncomfortable. The 48-year-old comedian took to Instagram shortly after the experience to say she’ll never be getting a mammogram from a male doctor ever again.
Viral Video Shows a Wife Singing to Her Husband Days Before He Died From the Human Form of Mad Cow Disease
“Amazing Grace” never fails to move people to tears, and a video that recently went viral on Facebook is proving the song’s power once again. It shows Danielle Gibson, 31, singing the hymn to her 33-year-old husband, the father of her four children, just days before he died of the human form of mad cow disease.
At one point years ago I was adrift, depressed—and flattered that a fairy-tale-handsome guy I met at a club one night was into me. Like, really into me. He set up an adorable picnic for our first date. He bought me a fancy cocktail dress for our third. And a few weeks later, he told me he loved me.
The best part about preparing and cooking a big feast is having enough delicious leftovers to last you the next few nights. But there’s one crucial step when it comes to eating leftovers never to skip: storing them in the fridge. One young man who dined on leftover pasta didn’t do that, and it appears to have cost him his life.
Ah, men. Sometimes we just can’t comprehend what goes on inside their heads. A prime example is the case of a man in Ireland who thought injecting his own semen into his arm would cure his chronic back pain. Yeah, you can’t make this stuff up.
If a patient is contemplating suicide, a therapist will try to reason them out of it by reminding the person that the suicide attempt may not work. Whatever means of self-harm they choose to inflict might not actually kill them, they’ll explain, but possibly leave them incapacitated for the rest of their life.
An 11-Year-Old With Food Allergies Allegedly Died After Breathing In Fish Fumes—Can That Really Happen?
Food allergies are not something to mess with. And for people who have them, avoiding a triggering food about more than just not eating it—inhaling the aroma of the allergen in question could also cause a reaction.
You’ve heard of a foot fetish, but what about a sock fetish? One man’s strange obsession with smelling his socks when he got home from work every day recently led to some major medical issues.
When his snoring got so bad that he felt lethargic during the day, Mike Smallwood consulted a doctor. The doctor looked inside Smallwood’s nose for what felt like 10 seconds before declaring that he had a deviated septum (the thin piece of cartilage that separates your nostrils) and therefore wasn’t breathing properly at night. All it would take was a minor surgery—a few snips inside his nose to realign his septum and help Smallwood breathe better.
After a terrible coughing fit, you’ve probably brushed it off by saying, “I thought I was going to cough up a lung.” You were exaggerating, of course. But it turns out you really can cough up a lung, or at least a clot that’s formed into a mold of one.
We’re obsessed with following John Legend and his adorable family on social media—from super sweet moments between Luna and Miles to hilarious couple moments as told through his wife Chrissy Teigen’s twitter. So, when we interviewed Legend as the latest celeb in our “What’s Your Mantra” series (see the video above!), it came as no surprise that he credits love as the motivation for so much of what he does, including giving back.
If you’ve ever been given a second chance, you know how meaningful it can be. Cameron Underwood knows that better than most people—he was given a second chance at life. The 26-year-old underwent a face transplant after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face.
Between the mistletoe, champagne, gift-giving, and traveling to family gatherings, the holiday season is ripe with incentives and opportunities to be unfaithful. And while there’s no solid science proving that partners are more likely to cheat between Thanksgiving dinner and the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, the dating app Clover noted that they experienced a 300% increase in signups from people who were already in a relationship during the month of December. Hmm.
Emotional abuse is a stealthy shape-shifter. At first, a new partner might make grand romantic gestures and say they want to be with you all the time. But underlying their behavior is an attempt to manipulate you. Maybe they slowly start criticizing your style, urge you not to hang with your friends, or try to make you doubt the way you feel. When you call them on it, they tell you you’re wrong, or crazy…constantly keeping you second-guessing things.
This Couple Lost 235 Pounds on the Keto Diet in Under a Year—and Their Transformation Photos Will Inspire You
April McIntosh always had a complicated relationship with food. She struggled with her weight growing up and regularly indulged in fatty, sugary meals to deal with her emotions. April always wanted to lose weight, and she made an effort to be active, but she just couldn’t get her diet on track.
Cold and flu season is in swing, so you’re probably taking some extra anti-sickness precautions, such as washing your hands more frequently and getting that flu shot.
The keto diet has taken heat for many things—some don’t believe the high-fat, low-carb diet is healthy, others say it doesn’t work. But can keto cause the demise of a relationship? Apparently yes, according to one Reddit user.
More than half of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, a category of products that include over-the-counter vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes. But the supplement industry is only loosely regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a new study is shedding light on just how many of these products contain unapproved and potentially dangerous prescription-strength drugs.
It’s funny to think that as recently as a decade ago, “guacamole hummus” and “artichoke-spinach” hummus dominated our idea of what the Middle Eastern dip could and should be. Thank goodness for the hummus revolution.