Skin cancer-stricken mother reveals chemo cream leaves her looking like an ‘acid attack victim’

Honore Stark of Toronto must wear a chemotherapy cream for at least six hours a day that she says leaves her looking like an 'acid attack victim'

Honore Stark of Toronto must wear a chemotherapy cream for at least six hours a day that she says leaves her looking like an ‘acid attack victim’ A cancer-stricken mother has shared shocking pictures illustrating how her chemotherapy cream leaves her looking like an ‘acid attack victim’. Honore Stark from Toronto in Canada, initially dismissed … Read more

There’s No Such Thing As a ‘Clean’ Toothbrush

There's No Such Thing As a 'Clean' Toothbrush

Photo: Bilanol (Shutterstock) There are two types of people in the world. The type who thoughtlessly store their toothbrushes out in the open, in the same bathroom that harbors a fecal-matter-spewing toilet (gross, right?), and the type who takes pains to cover their toothbrushes when not in use, and even periodically disinfect them in the … Read more

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who isn’t? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage our symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with a high pollen count. But when are allergies bad enough that you should … Read more

Does Sex Position Matter When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant?

Does Sex Position Matter When You're Trying to Get Pregnant?

Photo: comzeal pictures (Shutterstock) If you and your partner ready to start a family, you might be wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later. From taking care of your own health to the timing (and position) of sex, here’s what you need to know as you … Read more

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection cause by Powassan virus

Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required … Read more

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

Wall Street's losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is tumbling toward its lowest point in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about China’s economy pile on top of markets already battered by rising interest rates. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower in afternoon trading after coming off its fifth straight losing week, its longest … Read more

Unexplained hepatitis in kids: Should parents worry?

Unexplained hepatitis in kids: Should parents worry?

The rise in these severe and mysterious cases has led the CDC to issue a health advisory to clinicians so that health care providers can be on the lookout and report cases accordingly. What should parents know about the cases of hepatitis in kids? How worried should they be, and what are the symptoms they … Read more

Indian surgeon plans to transplant womb into a TRANS woman and get them pregnant in world-first op

Dr Narendra Kaushik, who runs a gender reassignment clinic in New Delhi, will attempt to transplant a womb into a trans woman who was born a man

Dr Narendra Kaushik, who runs a gender reassignment clinic in New Delhi, will attempt to transplant a womb into a trans woman who was born a man A surgeon in India will attempt to transplant a womb into a trans woman who was born a man — with the view to making them pregnant. The … Read more

Stocks Open Lower as Bond Yields Edge Higher

Stocks Open Lower as Bond Yields Edge Higher

US stock indexes fell, led by losses in technology shares, as investors shunned both government bonds and equities on worries that further interest-rate increases and China’s Covid-19 policies would weigh on growth. The S&P 500 declined 1.5%, setting major indexes up for another day of losses. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index fell 1.8% while the … Read more

What precautions should you take as Covid-19 cases rise?

What precautions should you take as Covid-19 cases rise?

What should people know about these new subvariants, especially as many are gathering for celebrations such as Mother’s Day and graduations? What kinds of precautions should they take? How can people gauge their own risk, and are there some gatherings people need to skip? Dr.Leana Wen: We know that the original Omicron variant was already … Read more