The Paranoid Hypochondriac's Guide to the Ebola Outbreak

The worst ebola outbreak in history is currently ravaging West Africa, and it might be coming to the U.S. Okay, it's probably not. But it might be. But it's probably not. But oh god what if it is?!? What do we do? This is not the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; this is real life, ok? But those screenwriters consulted… » 8/04/14 11:20am 8/04/14 11:20am

Dr. Google Thinks You're Way Sicker Than You Actually Are

Here's a new survey from the Department of Obvious Things: when ladies get sick, they're much more likely to consult Dr. Google than their actual doctors. And when they do that, Dr. Google helpfully provides the wrong diagnosis. If these women going to the internet are anything like me, Dr. Google is probably telling… » 4/18/12 11:20am 4/18/12 11:20am

When It Comes To Women's Health, WebMD Is Still Living For, Well,…

Apparently the folks over at WebMD didn't get the memo today about new recommendations for women at risk of one of the deadliest types of cancer. We know this because we went to WebMD to type in some of the newly-identified symptoms — "bloating", "fullness" "pelvic pain" and "tenderness to touch" — and instead of… » 6/13/07 5:20pm 6/13/07 5:20pm