Polio-Like Mystery Illness Afflicts Children in Northern California

In Northern California’s Bay Area, an illness that resembles polio is affecting children and doctors aren’t sure what it is. The affliction develops as a sudden weakness in the arms and legs or "symptoms of paralysis." If your child exhibits these signs, health officials recommend they see a doctor immediately. » 2/25/14 10:00am 2/25/14 10:00am

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

Majority of Americans Delusional, Pretty Sure They'll Never Die

Despite the fact that every third study that comes out seems to indicate that everything in our environment is trying to kill us with its noxious chemicals or fatty fat cells, it seems we are running around thinking everything is going to be just fine for us. According to a new survey, 62 percent of employees in the… » 4/09/12 12:20pm 4/09/12 12:20pm

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

Your City May Be to Blame for Your Snot-Filled Head

Cold season is upon us, and with that, the season during which, for some of us, our stuffy noses will render the sound of the letter M completely indistinguishable from the sound of the letter B for several months. We're told to blame it on our lax attitudes toward personal nutrition, our bodies' crappy immune… » 10/03/11 7:15pm 10/03/11 7:15pm

Pat Robertson: It's Okay To Divorce If Your Spouse Gets Alzheimer's

Pat Robertson, who's clearly never seen The Notebook, said this week on his Christian Broadcasting Network program the 700 Club that it's acceptable to divorce your spouse if they're suffering from Alzheimer's. Robertson was responding to a caller who said a friend had started seeing another woman after his wife… » 9/16/11 3:40pm 9/16/11 3:40pm