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How ‘RHOBH’ star Teddi Mellencamp keeps herself accountable at barbecues

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp won’t let Memorial Day weekend festivities derail her from staying accountable in her health and fitness routines. “The first thing is to get up early,” Mellencamp, 37, told Page Six. “Even though it’s a weekend. Even though it’s a holiday. Get up. Drink some water and get […]

Expert: Tom Sandoval’s ear Botox is ‘not common’

Reality TV bartender Tom Sandoval is into taking different kinds of shots. The “Vanderpump Rules” star, 35, shared his extensive grooming routine with PopSugar, revealing that in addition to trimming his leg hair and using self-tanner, he has gotten Botox injections — in unexpected spots. “Just above my ears, I’ve done Botox,” he tells the […]

Smartphones to help spot signs of Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Smartphones will be able to spot Alzheimer’s disease up to 30 years before symptoms appear, scientists say. The new digital test is reportedly 90 percent accurate, compared to 50 percent for current basic methods using pen and paper questions. It uses virtual-reality headsets to examine recall of directions — the first skill hit by Alzheimer’s […]

FDA approves $2M medicine, most expensive ever

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a disorder that destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common variant of the disease within a couple years. The treatment is priced at $2.125 million. Out-of-pocket costs for patients will vary based on insurance coverage. The gene […]

Danny Trejo reveals struggle with erectile dysfunction

Actor Danny Trejo revealed his struggle to perform in the bedroom during a recent interview and claimed that “every man on earth” has experienced erectile dysfunction. The “Desperado” and “Breaking Bad” actor told London’s The Sun that more men should go public with their failures to launch. “Every man on earth has experienced this, and […]

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

CHICAGO — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high levels mean 200 or above […]

This ‘smart’ toilet can predict heart failure

Doctors are looking to nip heart failure in the butt. Engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology have invented a groundbreaking toilet seat that can monitor cardio activity — and predict congestive heart failure. Because heart-failure patients are notoriously bad at monitoring their health once they leave the hospital (45 percent of heart-failure patients will […]

Mel B temporarily went blind in one eye, working to get condition ‘under control’

Mel B is recovering from a health scare involving her eyes. Scary Spice took to Instagram to shoot down a report that claimed she has gone blind numerous times in the past, but clarified that she did, in fact, recently go blind in her right eye and suffer severe blurriness in her other one. “Just […]

Jessica Alba stopped eating so she wouldn’t be ‘preyed upon’ by men

Jessica Alba revealed she stopped eating so she wasn’t “preyed upon” by men in Hollywood. The Honest Beauty founder said she was encouraged not to wear Pepe Jeans by her family as she was “voluptuous” and had a “booty.” She said at Goop’s health summit: “I was meant to feel ashamed if I tempted men. […]

Don Lemon is focusing on his health

Don’t offer Don Lemon junk food. The CNN anchor told us while co-hosting a Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation luncheon at the penthouse of Susan Gutfreund that he’s thinking more about his health these days. “I am a man of a certain age now,” he mused. “I am going to have to change my diet. […]

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