The REAL reason why men cheat

Men have revealed the real reason why they cheat on their partners, and it’s not what many women might expect. Many people assume that cheaters look for a bit on the side because they are...

Peau d’Orange: Causes and Treatment

Written by Silvana MontoyaReviewed by Euna Chi, MD Peau d'orange is a French term, meaning "orange peel" or "orange skin." It is used to describe a medical symptom whereby the skin becomes thick and pitted...

Is It Strep Throat? Pictures and Symptoms

Strep throat is a painful condition that often affects children and some adults in the winter and spring months. The condition is just one of the many that can affect the throat. According to a...

Childhood Diseases: Measles, Mumps, & More

The Facts on Childhood Illnesses There are so many childhood diseases, infectious and noninfectious, that it would be impossible to list them all here. However, we will introduce some of the most common ones, including...

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Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, though not everyone that experiences or witnesses such an event is affected by the condition. New genetic research may now explain...

Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Written by Brian WuReviewed by Suzanne Falck, MD, FACP Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that is marked by raised, red, scaly patches on the skin area. The condition can occur anywhere on the body,...

Every question you ever had about penises (but were too afraid to ask)

Most men have no cause for concern, points out Dr Anand Patel By Anand Patel Humans are pretty well-endowed. Well, if you compare them to apes at least. Only the chimpanzee has a longer penis, and no...

Skin-Like Discharge During Pregnancy: What Is It?

All pregnant women experience vaginal discharge. Here's why you shouldn't panic (but don't ignore it either). MOST POPULAR By Jenae Sitzes Vaginal discharge is not only harmless but a pretty crucial part of having a vagina: it helps...

Can You Have Sex With A Yeast Infection?

What to do when you’ve got a bakery down below... By Jessica Migala Welp, you have a yeast infection. The burning and itching is annoying AF, and now you can’t even have sex, right? Surprise! Sex isn't totally...

Major genetic study confirms that many genes contribute to risk for Tourette’s syndrome

by Massachusetts General Hospital A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette's syndrome (TS)—a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics—finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in combination,...

What Are Eyelash Mites—And How Do You Know If You Have Them?

Spoiler alert: You probably do. By Aryelle Siclait Heads up, there are two types of bugs that can take up residence on your eyelashes. But before you run to the mirror and start inspecting your eyes, take a beat—those...

First litter of ‘test tube’ puppies born in the USA

Cornell University has announced the birth of seven healthy puppies, conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a scientific breakthrough decades in the making, and a possible lifeline for endangered species. The seven puppies...

Bell’s palsy: causes, symptoms and treatment

We look at the causes, symptoms and treatment for Bell's palsy, the onset of weakness of the muscles of one side of the face. Medically reviewed by Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) and words by Dr Michael Wareing Bell's palsy...

Septicemia: Know the Facts

Septicemia is a medical emergency. It needs urgent treatment in hospital. Anyone who becomes ill after an infection should get medical help straight away. This is especially important for people who are more vulnerable to...

What is a Telangiectasia and Should I Be Worried?

Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They typically appear as fine pink or red lines and will whiten when under pressure. Once the...

Pregnancy protein could treat geriatric diseases

by Andrew Spence, The Lead Australia A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer's, arthritis and heart disease. The...

Women wearing men’s underwear is now cool

  Nedahl Stelio There are some trends you look back on fondly and wish they'd return. And some trends so cringeworthy, it's hard to imagine why they were ever popular. G-strings are the latter. They...

Average-looking faces appear more trustworthy, study finds

In terms of looks, many people would prefer to be deemed "attractive" rather than "average." But a new study finds that when it comes to trustworthiness, being average-looking has its benefits. Lead study author Carmel...

Pixelated hair is the new balayage, apparently

February 19, 2015 - Livia Gamble We know we're in the digital age when pixels are being coloured into hair. The ombre look has officially been dubbed "so 2014" and the beauty world is making...

17 things every woman needs to know about giving blood

Like whether you can do it on your period, and how long you have to wait to drink alcohol afterwards. By Catriona Harvey-Jenner Giving blood is something we should all try to do if we can....