We All Need to Talk About Poop More Often

I'm not going to lie to you the way the author of a kitschy children's book might lie to you — not everyone poops. Really wealthy people, for instance, don't poop. Neither do starfish. Or hummingbirds, bless their fluttering little hearts. Nor do flowers poop. Nevertheless, we all need to talk about pooping way more… » 9/27/12 11:15pm 9/27/12 11:15pm

Would You Put Your Fertility Treatments on Kickstarter?

It used to be that asking your friends, or even strangers, to give you money was considered gauche. Sure, they might donate to your political campaign, or they might pledge some money toward the charity of your choice in exchange for you running a marathon. But you'd never ask them to help pay for your rainbow-themed … » 5/21/12 7:00pm 5/21/12 7:00pm

Chiropractic Treatments Might Not Be as Safe as Reported

You may not believe a trip to the chiropractor helps anything, but we all generally think of it as a relatively harmless treatment. Well, that may not be quite so true — a new study from the University of Exeter found that many of the randomized trials conducted on chiropractic treatments failed to report any adverse… » 5/14/12 9:30am 5/14/12 9:30am

Male Athletes Discover the Delightful World of Pedicures

Isn't it always so positively charming when manly men decide to do girly things, like take ballet or get man-icures? It's just so cheek-pinchingly adorable how they go to great lengths to justify it as somehow for their health, rather than because it's fun or relaxing—because only women would be so frivolous as to do… » 4/09/12 9:30am 4/09/12 9:30am

We've Gotten a Little Too Good at Finding Breast Cancer

For years, it has been hammered into our brains that the best way to prevent deaths from breast cancer was to find it as early as possible and treat it right away. That led to a set of recommendations for routine mammography screenings, and that in turn led to a lot of breast cancer being discovered while it was still… » 4/03/12 11:15am 4/03/12 11:15am

For Clear Skin, Just Rub Thyme All Over Your Face

Oh Lordy. Here we've all been buying fancy spot treatments and expensive elixirs to rid ourselves of acne, when it turns out the answer to our problem might have been growing in the herb garden all along. Thanks for telling us, Mother Nature. Yes, a new study has found that herbal preparations of thyme might be more… » 3/29/12 10:20am 3/29/12 10:20am

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