Warning: Allergy Season Will Be a Total Nightmare This Year

Despite the monstrous snowstorm currently hovering off the eastern seaboard, spring is so very, very close. But winter is determined to leave us with one last parting shot, like a guest taking a massive dump in your bathroom before walking out the door. So allergy season is going to be particularly horrible this year. » 3/26/14 11:00am 3/26/14 11:00am

It's Cool For Pregnant Chicks to Eat Nuts Again

Added to the ever-changing, constantly growing, completely contradictory list of shit that pregnant women should and should not do to have the best pregnancy ever is the consumption of nuts, previously thought to increase the risk of nut allergies in children. A new study suggests that the exact opposite is true. » 12/24/13 2:00pm 12/24/13 2:00pm

No Shit: Fat Kids and Sick Kids Get Bullied Like Crazy

Today in doooooooooyyyyyyyyy, two new studies have found that kids with health issues are common targets of bullying. I mean, that's nothing new. Kids are dicks, and bullying has never been more in the forefront of the public consciousness than it is right now. But the numbers in these studies (though, admittedly,… » 12/26/12 3:45pm 12/26/12 3:45pm

Many Kids With Food Allergies Are Bullied Because of Their Swollen…

As if it weren't bad enough that their bodies were waging a war of attrition with certain insidious nuts and dairy byproducts, a new survey from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that nearly a third of the eight percent of U.S. children diagnosed with food allergies are bullied in school. If you've… » 12/24/12 12:20pm 12/24/12 12:20pm

European Perfume Makers Are Fretting About Proposed Restrictions on…

If the big, bad EU lawmakers in Brussels — glutted with government-issued waffles and chocolate — have their way, perfumed Europeans might have to wait until they swaddle themselves in a blanket of tree moss during a jaunt in the Dolomites before they realize that they have skin-scourging allergy to tree moss. That's… » 12/16/12 3:30pm 12/16/12 3:30pm

Health Alert: Don't Drink Water or Eat Food or You'll Die

Oh, food. So delicious and necessary-for-not-dying, and yet soooooooooo constantly full of poisonous poop. Food recalls are probably my favorite type of horrifying national emergency, because they're so mysterious and close to home. Like, I eat food (much to the displeasure of the "Manosphere")!!! I totally eat it all… » 12/03/12 4:00pm 12/03/12 4:00pm

This Holiday Season, Kids Will Be Getting American Girl Dolls With…

When American Girl Dolls hit the market in 1986, the focus was on American History and how little girls lived during various eras of our nation's development. But over the years, the company has expanded the types of dolls it manufactures. In the 1990s, a customizable American Girl was created, and it was a hit:… » 11/27/12 2:30pm 11/27/12 2:30pm

We've Sanitized Our Children Into a Bunch of Itchy, Allergic Messes

Slathering one's child with all manner of anti-bacterial products has become a common practice among many parents—and who can blame them since the world is basically a disgusting place covered with poop dust and all kinds of dangerous germs. But recently this tendency to sanitize our offspring has come under suspicion… » 6/20/12 11:15am 6/20/12 11:15am

Study Finds That City Kids Are More Likely to Have Food Allergies

There are already so many downsides to growing up in a big city. You can't roam around by yourself playing in the woods and catching frogs, your whole family is jammed in together in a small space, and you grow up to be too hip for your own good. Now we can add to that list that you're more likely to have food… » 6/11/12 9:30am 6/11/12 9:30am

Even Adopting A Cat Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

If you grew up without a cat but have become convinced by numerous YouTube video that they're adorable and delightful creatures, you still may want to think twice before adopting one. As there is absolutely no facet of life that can't be turned into a health scare, experts are now warning that even adults with no… » 12/28/11 11:40pm 12/28/11 11:40pm

Do You Have Christmas Tree Syndrome?


Does this time of year always make you feel a bit under the weather? It might be your Christmas tree's fault! Of course, it could also be your overzealous consumption of holiday punch and your constant diet of buttery cookies. But it's probably that damned tree that you paid like 65 bucks for and then dragged all the… » 12/18/11 6:05pm 12/18/11 6:05pm