World's Worst Gyno Took Secret Photos of Thousands of Patient Exams

Going to the gyno is enough of a pain in the cervix without the fear that the doctor between your legs is snapping pictures without your knowledge. But, for 9,000 ex-patients of deceased Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy, that seemingly irrational fear may actually have been warranted. Bleargh. » 11/06/13 7:15pm 11/06/13 7:15pm

Surprise! The Best Jobs For Women In 2013 Require Ample Time, Money,…

Although a study like this basically falls squarely in the Duh file (as in, did anyone really think the best job for women—or anyone—would be a blue-collar job with scant education requirements and shitty insurance?) the differing specifics of what determines "job satisfaction" for women and men is kind of interesting. » 12/26/12 5:00pm 12/26/12 5:00pm

Oops: Surgeon Put X-Rated Photos of Clients on the Internet Without…

You know those faceless before-and-after plastic surgery photos that surgeons post on their websites to advertise how skilled they are at breast augmentation or liposuction or what have you? Well, thanks to a bunch of confused people who don't understand how the internet works, tons of women are finding that images of… » 8/13/12 2:00pm 8/13/12 2:00pm

Two-Year-Old Has Giant Tumor Removed That Weighs More Than He Does

A two-year-old boy in Mexico is much lighter on his feet these days after doctors removed a human-sized tumor from his side. During a 10 hour surgery, doctors in Mexico City were able to completely remove the 33-pound tumor (seen above). The boy, who's from the northern state of Durango, weighs only 26 pounds. The… » 6/27/12 10:00pm 6/27/12 10:00pm

Bottles, Pacifiers, and Batteries Are All Out to Destroy Your Baby

Given how many times your average toddler falls down during the day, pretty much any object poses some threat to them, but two new studies published in Pediatrics have found that there are a few culprits around the house that are responsible for a huge number of injuries: bottles, pacifiers, and sippy cups posed the… » 5/14/12 11:10am 5/14/12 11:10am

Now There's a Party Bus That Will Inject You With Magical Fluids and…

Not that you have ever, ever overindulged on alcohol, but if you had, you'd know that it can result in some serious pain the next day. Fortunately, a company in Las Vegas is pioneering a new, extremely convenient way to help you recover quickly from your retched suffering. Hangover Heaven promises to rid you of your… » 4/11/12 10:10pm 4/11/12 10:10pm

Did Doctors Discover a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Weight-loss surgery has typically been used for one thing alone: to achieve weight-loss, duh. But a new study in today's New England Journal of Medicine has found that, surprisingly, it also works to put patients with type 2 diabetes into remission. That seems crazy, since for so long the only way to manage or reverse… » 3/26/12 11:55pm 3/26/12 11:55pm

A Doctor's Manifesto for Fighting Transvaginal Ultrasounds

Where is the physician outrage? Right. Here. I'm speaking, of course, about the required-transvaginal-ultrasound thing that seems to be the flavor-of-the-month in politics. I do not care what your personal politics are. I think we can all agree that my right to swing my fist ends where your face begins. » 3/22/12 1:20pm 3/22/12 1:20pm

When Fox News Lies, Actual People Die

Fox News is usually so aggressively full of shit that it's easy to believe that no one takes it seriously. I mean sure, you know that some people (maybe even people in your own family) are watching it and eating it up, but generally you let yourself believe that everyone deep down understands that it should be taken… » 3/21/12 10:40am 3/21/12 10:40am

Terrible Doctor Insists Woman Is Pregnant When She Actually Has a Giant…

If there was a show called I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant...Because I'm Not, this would be a prime contender for the season premiere: A woman in Barcelona went to the emergency room after suffering from severe abdominal pain, and doctors declared she was pregnant. The woman, whose name is being withheld, says she was… » 3/18/12 9:30pm 3/18/12 9:30pm

If You're Going to Be Treated for a Heart Attack, Try Not to Be Female

The medical establishment doesn't have the best history of being proactive about keeping women healthy, but the problems usually when the disease affects a lady organ—breast cancer, cervical cancer, etc.—but now a major new study has found that women also get the short end of the stick when it comes to treating an… » 2/22/12 12:00pm 2/22/12 12:00pm

Doctors Transplant a Heart After It's Been Dropped in the Street


Here's a story that really tests the limits of the five-second rule. A heart was being transported to a hospital in Mexico City to be transplanted into a patient there. After it was unloaded from the helicopter outside the hospital, the lid of the cooler it was in came loose, and the heart feel out onto the street.… » 1/25/12 9:00pm 1/25/12 9:00pm

Thomas Beatie Gives Birth • Pro-Choice Doctor To Receive Canada's…

Pregnant man Thomas Beatie gave birth to baby girl today via Cesarean natural birth! Congrats! • Two prominent female activists from the group Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise have been detained for 6 weeks for peacefully protesting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. • A Canadian doctor and Holocaust survivor who… » 7/03/08 5:20pm 7/03/08 5:20pm