In somewhat disquieting news, an extended-release ADHD medication called Adzenys has hit the market, making amphetamines even more tempting than they already are by delivering the drug in chewable, candy-flavored form. This should go well!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women are increasingly choosing IUDs and hormonal implants instead of the traditional pill. Over the last decade, IUDs and implant use have risen five times. There are, of course, a number of reasons women are choosing implants and IUDs over traditional…
In what has been described as a “brazenly political act,” House Republicans have changed the name of the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act to the “Zika Vector Control Act.” The House is supposed to vote on the bill, which remains completely unchanged in content, on Tuesday.
On May 8 and 9, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital operated on Thomas Manning, a 64-year-old bank courier, for 15 hours. The result was the first penis transplant ever performed in the United States.
In a pilot study, public hospitals in Paris will now offer money as an incentive for pregnant women to stop smoking. Via the Independent, the program offers pregnant women up to €300 (roughly $350), and is part of a broader initiative designed to reducing the smoking rate among pregnant women in the country.
On Monday evening’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, host Samantha Bee, joined by a snazzily-dressed Patton Oswalt, investigated crisis pregnancy centers that claim to offer pregnant women counseling services, although their primary goal is to discourage these women from seeking abortions.
As much as you might prepare for the birth of your child, chances are something unexpected will happen. Some moms have had glorious orgasms giving birth, while others’ experiences were more torturous. From uncontrollable poops to the need for new shoes, here are the gritty “secrets” about childbirth you might not have…
At the end of every season of The Biggest Loser, there is an unspoken, collective bracing by the contestants and the public. Sixteen contestants have made impressive progress in transforming their bodies, often losing hundreds of pounds and building new muscle. On the show’s ranch, diet and exercise are everything—but…
If your gynecologist has turned down your request for an IUD in the past, it might be time for another try—or another doctor. Older rules said that women who had never given birth shouldn’t get IUDs. That changed years ago, and docs are slowly getting the memo.
If you hate something but beautiful people love it, that thing has to be Good, right? Wrong. So wrong. Damn—so, so wrong. Sad you would even think that, honestly?
Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike’s well-hung teddy bear and recent cameo delight in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, has been hospitalized for complications related to appendicitis. As of Sunday, April 17, he had not yet been discharged.
If the dogged pace of the modern age has left you weary, anxious, and afflicted by aches and malaise, you may require a more historical diagnosis. We tend to refer to these symptoms collectively as burnout, but the Victorians called it “neurasthenia.”
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) brings more nuance to our understanding of life expectancy among rich and poor Americans.
The first successful uterus transplant in the United States failed after the patient developed a yeast infection. Lindsey McFarland, the 26-year-old patient who received the uterus at the Cleveland Clinic, had hoped to undergo IVF to become pregnant once she recovered from the transplant.
I, and every new parent I know, am terrified of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, better known as SIDS. It’s the leading cause of death for babies between one month and one year old, killing 2,500 per year peacefully in their sleep. And so we check constantly to see if our babies are still breathing.
If the condom broke, if you missed a pill, if you were assaulted and you’re worried that a baby might result, you may still have time to prevent that pregnancy. You have to act fast (within days), and you have three options: an over-the-counter pill, a prescription pill, or a copper IUD. Any of these, taken in time,…
In an interview with The Daily Mail, former supermodel and reality star Janice Dickinson announced that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
A nine-year-old girl from Miami, Florida, completed a 24-hour course designed for actual adult members of the U.S. Navy. This makes me feel like she would definitely beat me up in a bar room brawl, if either of us were likely to get into bar room brawls in the first place.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new recommendations for couples who are trying to conceive and have been either exposed or infected with the Zika virus. Officials at the CDC recommended a waiting period based on current knowledge of how the Zika virus works and its links to birth defects,…