Health News

Niki Taylor Partners With Nexcare to Encourage Blood Donations (August 2, 2015): Supermodel Niki Taylor partnered with the American Red Cross and Nexcare to encourage blood donations.

Avril Lavigne Tears Up While Discussing Lyme Disease on Nightline (July 1, 2015): Avril Lavigne talked about her horrible experience with lyme disease on Nightline. She teared up during part of the interview.

Woman Loves Smelling Toxic Mothballs (February 11, 2012): Most people think mothballs smell awful, but not this woman.

Giant Teddy Bear Faced Robot Designed to Lift Patients Into Wheelchairs (August 2, 2011): If you get sick in the future - and need to be lifted off the floor and into a wheelchair - a large teddy bear faced robot may come to your aid.

Lance Armstrong Returning to Professional Cycling (September 9, 2008): It's true: Lance Armstrong is returning to professional cycling in 2009.

LeAnn Rimes Reveals Struggle With Psoriasis (September 5, 2008): LeAnn Rimes has revealed her lifelong struggle with psoriasis.

The Joy of Depression (March 3, 2008): A major study revealed that most antidepressants don't work any better than a placebo, which was in itself kind of depressing.

Flu Vaccine Not as Effective This Year (February 15, 2008): Deciding what strains of flu go into the flu vaccine each year is a guessing game played by scientists.

More Bad News for The Lonely and Isolated (September 15, 2007): Remember that study that said that depressed people get sick more often and die earlier than happier people? Well, there's another, even more depressing study which says that lonely people get sick more often and die earlier than people who have lots of friends and family to support them.

Plastic Surgery For Your Feet (June 27, 2007): The new trend is to have cosmetic surgery on your feet.

Ebracing Starvation in Order to Live Forever (October 30, 2006): Julian Dibbell joined a cult nice group of people which practices the hot new Calorie Restriction Diet.

Flu Germs on a Plane (September 12, 2006): Airplanes are the perfect vehicle for spreading flu germs, especially bird flu.

Junk Food Diet Helped Man Live to be 112 (September 2, 2006): A California man lived to the ripe old age of 112 while living on a fun diet of junk food his entire life.

More Bad News For the Depressed and Anxious (December 7, 2005): In the "life is not fair" category: a new study shows that geeky men who have social anxiety are more likely to die of a heart attack.

The Fat Vaccine Is On Its Way (October 20, 2005): Have you been packing on the pounds, but swear you haven't been eating the Henry VIII banquet every night? You may have been exposed to a virus that causes people to get fat.

Watch Out for that Chinese Skin Cream (September 14, 2005): The Guardian reports on a lovely Chinese practice of using the skin of executed prisoners as an ingredient in a number of skin preparations.

Scientists Discover Hangover Gene (July 19, 2005): Why do some people have terrible hangovers? Why do some get really red in the face with just a little bit of alcohol? Japanese researchers have discovered the answer to this crucial issue.

Exhaling the Love With Rodney Yee (July 18, 2005): Rodney Yee is -- hands down -- the coolest yoga instructor out there.

People With Strong Group of Friends Live Longer (June 20, 2005): Discovery Channel reports on a new study of 1,500 Aussies over a 10 year period that found that friends can help you live longer.

Baby Formula and Just About Everything Else to Move Behind the Counter at Grocery Store (June 6, 2005): Finding your grocery shopping to be a bit more burdensome than usual lately? Apparently, the powers that be have decided that baby formula is too dangerous to be left on the shelves, so it will be moved behind the counter.

Trust-Inducing Nasal Spray (June 2, 2005): Be very careful the next time a date offers you some nasal spray "to help with your terrible allergies," or a politician appears to be spraying the room with an "air freshener.

Brooke Shields Strikes Back at Tom Cruise (May 31, 2005): He's not a doctor, nor does he play one on TV.

Robot Doctors Are Here (May 19, 2005): Apparently, England is miles ahead of the U.

Earn Your Way to Being a Couch Potato (May 18, 2005): Health experts in Britain think that British children are way too fat and watch too much TV.

Everything Bad Is Good for You? (May 12, 2005): Just when you thought you had reached your limit of having yet another expert tell you that everything you do is bad for you, along comes a new book that pooh-poohs all the experts.