3 Strange Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Good for You

[brightcove:5592343939001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. The quest for a health is a natural human response to illness, but medical history provides plenty of reason to think twice before you try that miracle cure. Case in point: medieval doctors would press a sacrificed puppy, kitten, rabbit or lamb on top of a tumor […]

Las Vegas Victim, 27, Wakes from Coma and Takes First Steps After Being Shot in the Head

This article originally appeared on People.com. A 27-year-old victim of the Las Vegas mass shooting has woken from a coma and taken her first steps — with some help — about two weeks after she was shot in the head during the Oct. 1 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, PEOPLE confirms. Tina Frost […]

Why It’s Time to Stop Casually Calling People ‘Schizophrenic’ and ‘Bipolar’

[brightcove:5609716356001 default] There has been no shortage of insults during the first nine months of the Trump presidency—both those directed at members of the administration, and those dished out by the commander-in-chief and his staff. But one specific insult recently caught the attention of two psychiatrists, who blogged about it on the BMJ website. In July, […]

Kim Kardashian Says She Has Body Dysmorphia, but What Does That Really Mean?

[brightcove:5556380727001 default] Kim Kardashian is all about a perfectly posed selfie and expertly contoured face. But even she experiences a self-esteem plunge when she hears negative comments about her body. On the most recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim opened up about the toll being in the public eye has had on her body image. In the episode, […]

What Does It Mean to Have OCD? These Are 5 Common Symptoms

[brightcove:5599161751001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) isn’t easy. The condition, marked by uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors, strikes about 2% of the general population—a figure that in the U.S. alone means nearly 6.5 million people. If you’ve made it past young adulthood without developing any symptoms, you’re likely in […]

Hugh Hefner Had a Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infection. Here’s What You Should Know

Hugh Hefner’s cause of death has been listed as cardiac arrest (which also killed Tom Petty just days later) and respiratory failure. But the week before he died on Sept. 27 at age 91, Hefner had an E. coli infection as well as septicemia, or bacteria in the blood, according to his death certificate, PEOPLE reported. E. coli, or Escherichia coli, […]

Woman Attacked By a Venomous Copperhead Snake At LongHorn Steakhouse

[brightcove:5023491040001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. A Virginia resident was bitten by a venomous snake inside a LongHorn Steakhouse before she even made it to her table. Rachel Myrick and her family were heading into the foyer of the restaurant for dinner earlier this month when she suddenly felt a sharp pain in […]

Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had a Severe Form of Brain Disease CTE

[brightcove:5583091373001 default] This article originally appeared on Fortune.com. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide in April, had a severe form of a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to repeated blows to the head. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, has joined a growing list of […]

The Story of the Hospital Staffers Who Took Photos of a Patient’s Genitals Raise Questions About Privacy and Security

[brightcove:2732874877001 default] Doctors and staff at a Pennsylvania hospital are under fire after what news reports described as a “ton” of employees crowded into an operating room to take cell-phone photos of a patient being treated for a foreign object lodged in his or her genitals, PennLive reported this week. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Bedford […]