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Six-Meter Tapeworm Found In Man Who Enjoyed Eating Raw Beef

A man from China with a history of eating raw beef became the home of a 6-meter-long (20-foot-long) tapeworm, according to a case report recently published online in The New England Journal of Medicine. After two years of stomach aches, lack of appetite and chronic anemia, the man’s symptomssuddenly worsened with severe abdominal pain, vomiting,

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There's One Really Simple Thing You Can Do To Lose Weight

If you spent the first month of 2016 desperately counting calories and sipping green tea in an effort to rev up your metabolism, pause for a minute. There’s a better way. According to new research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, your habit of dining out regularly isn’t just doing

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5 Reasons Most Lifehacks Are Actually Totally Useless

Like most people, I’m a disgusting mess which terrifies both man and beast. But I want to get better, unlike the rest of you flesh-piles, and that must count for something. “Some new wallpaper might help with this.” Which is why I’ve spent countless hours scouring the Internet for tips on improving myself, my equipment,

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6 Impressive Titles That Aren't As Impressive As You Think

Real life isn’t like an old-timey comic book, where cops have names like Goodguy McDefenderson and most mad scientist surnames are just synonyms for “evil.” That’s why titles are important: They let us know at a glance who is worthy of trust and respect. Unfortunately, some of the most prestigious titles are way easier to

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People Are Now Using Herbal Tampons. Is it Bullshit?

Mom always said “if it grows in the ground, it’s good for you.” It seems you can’t go anywhere without finding herbs as an ingredient, from fancy teas to drug-store shampoos and even as a crust on steaks and fish. Herbal cleanses are like, super popular too. They’re said to reduce puffiness and bloating. Some

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Will taking vitamin C fend off a cold?

When you feel the sniffles coming on, you should reach for the OJ, right? Not so fast! We asked the experts whether this was an old wives’ tale, or actually sound advice. The verdict: “For most people, taking vitamin C supplements regularly does not reduce the risk of coming down with a cold,” says Carol

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How Your Friends Affect Your Health

Think about your five closest friends. What do they care about? Do they love the gym? Long walks on the beach? Maybe they smoke, or are overweight. You should choose your friends wisely, because they can have a big influence on your health. Growing evidence suggests disease spreads through social networks. According to a US

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19 Reasons Why Your Girlfriend Is Mad At You Right Now

So… your girlfriend is mad at you, huh? Or you think she is. Maybe. You don’t know. She’s somewhat distracted duringdinner.Or she’sgiving you one-word text message answers when she normally sends you paragraphs. You aren’t surewhat you did, but you think something’s wrong, yetyou don’t really want tobring it up because you’d rather ignore it