Health

Health 'Hypocritical' overweight doctor sheds 4 stone

Surgeon Joshua Wolrich, from Surbiton, south-west London, once topped the scales at 17 stone but was concerned his 'cuddly' frame was setting a poor example to his patients. More

Health New tech 'rewires' brain to help stroke patients regain use of their arms

Nerve stimulation that boosts the effects of physical therapy may help stroke patients regain arm use. A clinical trial is still recruiting volunteers. More

Health Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads to major city, health officials confirm

An outbreak of Ebola, once confined to remote rural areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has now spread an area just outside of city of more than one million people, health officials said... More

Health Eight Americans have DIED and 30,000 sickened by fecal matter in hotel swimming pools

The CDC issued a bizarre - but apparently urgent - plea: stop swimming in public pools with diarrhea. It comes after a report on pool-related sickness from 2000 to 2014 revealed a serious problem. More

Health Women are more likely to find smoking unattractive than men are

A new survey has found women are more likely to find smoking unattractive than men are with nearly 70 percent saying it makes a potential love interest less attractive while men were more... More

Health Massachusetts limo driver gives girl, 8, with rare genetic disorder free rides to Boston Children's Hospital

A Massachusetts man takes an 8-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder to her doctor’s appointments in a limo -- for free. More

Health Baseball player with Down syndrome dances his way to home base in viral video

Billy, a baseball player with Down syndrome, ended his home run with a celebratory dance. A video of the his home run trot has gone viral. More

Health Dr Miriam Stoppard: Dogs can diagnose cancer by its smell - yes, pretty amazing

A charity is training dogs to spot prostate cancer before it spreads too far More

Health Exposure to Air Pollution in Womb Tied to Hypertension in Children

Children whose mothers lived in the most polluted areas were more likely to have high blood pressure between ages 3 and 9. More

Health Infected earwax buildup causes woman to lose hearing

An audiologist in the U.K. who goes by the moniker “Wax Whisperer” has shared a gruesome clip featuring a patient whose ear wax was so backed up that it had become infected. More

Health Inducing Labor at Full Term May Be Best Bet

Compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections. More

Health Acupuncture Does Not Improve Pregnancy Rates

The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves. More

Health Breast cancer treatment time could be HALVED

British research from the University of Warwick and the University of Cambridge has revealed the amount of time a person needs on herceptin could be halved from 12 months to six (stock). More

Health Abandoned pug unrecognizable after rescue group steps in

A tiny hairless pug found wandering the streets is unrecognizable five months after being rescued - and now has a loving home. More

Health Girl who lost foot to meningitis 2 years ago now faces leg amputation

A brave nine-year-old girl will have her right leg amputated just two years after losing the other foot to deadly meningitis. More

Health What IS the secret to the female orgasm?

Porn has been scapegoated for the orgasm gap, but that is only half the story, warns Dr Laurie Mintz, a psychology professor, sexuality expert and Becoming Cliterate author. More

Health Salad is safe again: FDA declares harvest is over for the E. coli-infected romaine lettuce crop

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli has ended after 157 people fell ill from the bacteria and one died. More

Health FDA approves non-opioid drug to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms

Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. More

Health US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. More

Health Smallpox-related virus found lurking in Texas rodents

A never-before-seen virus that's a relative of the notorious smallpox virus has been found lurking in rodents in Texas, according to a new study. More