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Wendy Williams reveals treatment for lymphedema

Wendy Williams is putting her health first. The daytime talk show host, 54, announced last week that she was diagnosed with lymphedema, which causes swelling in the arms and legs, and said she purchased an at-home machine to help mitigate symptoms. On Monday, Williams shared a picture of herself in the enormous leg sleeves as […]

Cutting just 300 calories a day can significantly benefit your health

Cutting out the calorie equivalent of a bagel, slice of pizza, side of fries or six Oreo cookies a day can pay off for your heart health and your waistline. Adults who cut out 300 calories per day could improve cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and other cardiovascular-related ailments, a new study published in the […]

Katy Perry’s secret to preventing aging is enemas

Is poop the secret to youth? Katy Perry opened up to Australian radio show “Smallzy’s Surgery” (via DailyMail) and said she practices an “ancient remedy” to curb the effects of “getting older.” “I’m kind of into those type of things, like health and healing places and self-betterment places,” the 34-year-old pop star shared. “Especially as […]

How to reduce your odds of getting Alzheimer’s

Unlucky genes won’t necessarily doom you to a future with Alzheimer’s. A breakthrough study finds that even people with a high genetic risk of dementia can offset their chances of developing the memory disease if they live a healthy lifestyle, according to the findings published in JAMA. The disease — which still doesn’t have a […]

An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal-cord injuries could prevent paralysis

When your body suffers trauma, its fierce army of immune cells go to work — clearing out dead and damaged tissue as well as beefing up the injured area’s defense against infection. But for the some 12,000 new cases of spinal-cord injury in the U.S. annually, the body’s immune system can often do more harm […]

Shunning booze may improve women’s mental health: study

Winding down with some wine may not be so relaxing after all.  Researchers at the University of Hong Kong found that quitting alcohol completely may actually be more relaxing than a nightly glass of vino.  For the study, published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers examined the self-reported changes in physical and […]

‘Willy Wonka’ star Denise Nickerson taken off life support

“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” star Denise Nickerson has been taken off of life support one year after suffering a stroke. “They just took off all the equipment. None of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable. We’re telling her it’s okay to let go,” Nickerson’s son Josh announced on Facebook on […]

Singer August Alsina hospitalized after losing ability to walk

R&B singer August Alsina was hospitalized after losing his ability to walk, apparently temporarily, according to an Instagram message he posted from a hospital bed. The ailment caused him to miss his scheduled appearance at the Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend. “Hi guys,” he says in the post, sounding remarkably cheerful. “As you […]

Baby born from dead donor’s transplanted womb in US first

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Clinic says it has delivered the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor. Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth, usually with wombs donated from a living donor such as a friend or relative. In December, doctors in Brazil reported […]

I went partially blind after showering in my contacts lenses

A soccer fan was blinded in his right eye after wearing his contact lenses in the shower. Nick Humphreys, 29, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has had to have two operations and is now waiting to have a corneal transplant after a parasite burrowed into his eye. The local newspaper journalist said that had he known how […]

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