Woman battling bowel diseases wears bikini on Instagram to inspire body confidence

After dealing with a string of debilitating bowel diseases for the past seven years, this 23-year-old teaching assistant is embracing her new body — and stoma bag — by uploading bikini photos on Instagram. At 18-months-old, Bethany Gallagher was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, an autoimmune condition that attacked her tissues and joints, causing an […]

Britney Spears’ hiatus also delays her new album

Britney Spears’ recent announcement that she was undertaking an “indefinite work hiatus” following her father Jamie Spears’ recent life-threatening health crisis (he suffered a ruptured colon late last year and spent much of December hospitalized) has resulted in the postponement of her Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Domination.” Slated to run for 32 performances at the […]

Your brain may be shrinking if you have a beer belly or muffin top

Men with beer bellies and women with “muffin tops” have smaller brains, suggests a new study. Researchers found that carrying extra body fat, especially around the waist, may be linked to brain shrinkage. They calculated obesity by measuring body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio in study participants. The findings, published online by the journal […]

The dangerous ‘eating disorder’ you’re probably guilty of

Here’s an eating disorder you might not have heard about before: drunkorexia. Actually, it’s not a medically-classified eating disorder. But many experts have noticed that weight-conscious drinkers do tend toward disordered eating habits. Though not mainstream medical terminology, “drunkorexia” appears to have several identifiable characteristics. According to a review published by Drs. Adam E. Barry […]

Blogger is ‘risking her life’ with at-home vampire facials

A blogger has been slammed by plastic surgeons for encouraging people to perform their own “Vampire Facials” at home. The bloody procedure, first made famous by Kim Kardashian, is thought to help rejuvenate facial cells but can put people at risk of deadly sepsis, experts claim. Lauren Shivers, AKA RunHoly, has published a step-by-step guide […]

‘Super gonorrhea’ cases skyrocket in the UK

Super-gonorrhea has seen a shocking rise in Britain as the STI puts up a fight against antibiotics. Health chiefs have warned treatment for the disease has become less effective amid cases soaring. A report by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed resistance to three of the key drugs used to treat the infection – ciprofloxacin, […]

‘Assisted suicide’ turns vulnerable people into disposable ones

A year ago, I lost my 36-year-old husband to cancer. In the first few months after his death, I often felt lost without the heroic man I fell in love with 14 years earlier. But in our last few weeks together, I promised J.J. that I would keep sharing our story and carrying on his […]

The next big thing in migraine pain relief is already here

Doctors have been using magnets to treat migraines for nearly half a century. But the remedy has always been cumbersome — treatments were in-office or in-hospital only and administered by a device the size of a Volkswagen. But now, scientists have figured out a way to make the unit smaller (and portable) which means at-home […]

Britney Spears announces hiatus to care for dad after his life-threatening illness

Britney Spears announced on Friday she’s going on an “indefinite work hiatus” after her father suffered a life-threatening illness a few months ago. Her “Britney: Domination” launch run in Las Vegas will be on hold until further notice. “I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family. We have a very special […]

Bethenny Frankel’s flight forced to turn around because of her fish allergy

Bethenny Frankel has had another fishy encounter – this time at 35,000 feet. Weeks after surviving a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish, the “Real Housewives of New York” star realized that bass was being served aboard a flight she took Thursday. “Called airline mult [sic] x to say I have fish allergy. Got on & […]

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