No matter how fast medicine moves us towards treatments, preventive medicine will always be the most effective and cheapest way to keep healthy. In this post, we’ll run down some common women’s health screening tests, when you should get them, and what you’re in for when you walk in.
Oprah Winfrey, queen of Earth, is starring in an HBO movie about Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells were controversially used to make major discoveries in medical research. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 New York Times bestseller—will play out from the perspective of…
In an interview with The Daily Mail, former supermodel and reality star Janice Dickinson announced that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Residents of New York City, feel free to have a meltdown: according to a study published by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, it isn’t a stray mutated subway rat or a pack of bodega incense dipped in Axe that will somehow give you lung cancer. Nope, apparently its your morning bagel—or as you can now…
On Tuesday, a Missouri jury sided with the family of the late Jackie Fox in a civil suit against the iconic baby powder producers, two years after her diagnosis and just a few months after her death.
But before we get to the science, let’s say what we’re all thinking—that rodent looks like a penis with feet.
During an episode in this season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner made her daughters do a DNA-based cancer screening test. But it turns out that the company responsible for the test is promoting products that may be a bit ahead of the times...and science.
Tonight Vanessa Hudgens performs the role of iconic bad girl Rizzo in Fox’s production of Grease: Live!. But she does so with the new and painful knowledge that her father, Greg Hudgens, passed away on Saturday night.
After postponing her comeback tour, UNBREAKABLE, to undergo surgery, Janet Jackson is clearing up rumors that she was stricken with throat cancer.
Any moment now, you should be receiving a concerned email from your mom, urging you to cut back on your consumption of processed meats because the WHO is now claiming that bacon and its ilk are basically cancer meat. But—to be fair—it’s delicious cancer meat.
The Secret Service has apologized after herding hundreds of parents and children out of Washington DC’s Lafayette Square on Saturday evening, where they were attempting to hold a candlelight vigil for childhood cancer. That is cold, even for them.
In an article timed to coincide with “National Brazilian Blowout Day,” the nonprofit Environmental Working Group charged that the Brazilian Blowout, and other “keratin smoothing formulations,” still contain a dangerous amount of formaldehyde. Well, shit.
Tig Notaro has had a tumultuous few years. In a period of just four months in 2012, she was diagnosed with an intestinal disease and breast cancer, had a double mastectomy, dealt with her mother’s death and ended a relationship. Just three years later, she is killing it: she is the star of two separate documentaries…
When I first heard the word that would give me rage palpitations, I was sitting in a chair in a doctor’s office, quietly tearing off the label on my water bottle. When I’m nervous, I rip things to shreds.
Cancer misinformation runs rampant on the internet. Headlines on “natural living” websites expose the alleged truth about doctors and scientists in cahoots with Big Pharma. According to the self-styled experts behind these stories, so-called studies claim that everything from baking soda to coconut oil to green juice…
Perhaps you recall Belle Gibson, a popular Australian wellness blogger who claimed a whole food diet and assorted alternative medicines cured her brain cancer. Guess what? She never had cancer in the first place which, as we all know, is the very best cure for cancer.
In a heartfelt tumblr post, Taylor Swift announced that her mother, Andrea Swift, has been diagnosed with cancer. Though she gives few details about her mother’s condition, she urges fans to remind their parents to “go get checked” too.
You know what's a real inconvenience to airlines? Cancer.
Lying isn’t always a crime, but when thousands of dollars come pouring in to support someone who lied about dying of cancer, people are going to be pretty pissed. Especially if they also shaved their heads and got tattoos in support of their ill friend. Would anyone really do that, you ask? Meet Meaghan Hudson of…