Illegal Teeth Whitening

A number of beauticians in London are performing illegal teeth-whitening procedures, which can leave patients in crippling pain if they go wrong. One place was secretly filmed by London using illegal levels of the hydrogen peroxide at a strength of 25%. The maximum legal strength...

Smoking

Residents in six states and counting are now legally able to smoke recreational marijuana – but is it safe to blaze regularly? Well, seasoned stoners and newbies can rest assured, thanks to Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, who tells POPSUGAR there is no evidence that...

Soda

Put the diet Coke down. I repeat, put the diet Coke down! You’re probably aware that drinking soda is bad for you, but your choice to go to diet isn’t much better. Sure, diet soda is marketed to have no calories or sugar, but what exactly IS it that you’re drinking anyway?...

US Flu

More Americans are seeking medical care for flu than at any time since the “swine” pandemic of nearly a decade ago, say US health officials. Thirty-seven children have died and nearly 12,000 patients have been admitted to hospital nationwide. The outbreak could surpass...

Vitamin C

There are lots of popular “remedies” that promise to cure or shorten the common cold. But experts say most don’t live up to the hype. Vitamin C and echinacea have not been found to help cold sufferers. Limited research shows that zinc and garlic might help, but...

Kyler Baughman

The flu-related death of a 21-year-old fitness buff from Pennsylvania is a chilling reminder that the virus can kill anyone. Kyler Baughman had a runny nose and a slight cough when he first went to visit his family for the holidays. “We saw him the 23rd for our family Christmas...

The One Health Screening

The third most common cancer worldwide can be deadly, but it’s curable if discovered early. Even if you’re in good health, you should get this screening. Tall, lean Steffi Wessa of Landau, Germany, had never had a serious illness. So when in late 2013 after she turned...

Facial Skin

Dr. Susan Taylor went on Megyn Kelly TODAY to lay out four signs that could point to a serious medical condition. The dark circles around your eyes or nagging acne on your face may be telling you more about your health than you think. Megyn Kelly sat down with Dr. Susan Taylor,...

Peanut

An experimental vaccine meant to combat peanut allergy came up short on Friday in a large clinical trial, but the company developing it blames the failure on a surprising placebo effect — and believes it still might win Food and Drug Administration approval. The treatment, called...

Hepatitis C Test

An osteopathic doctor in Westchester County has been ordered to stop practicing immediately after four of his patients tested positive for the same strain of hepatitis C. The New York State Health Department is urging all patients of Dr. Timothy Morely, who owns Tomorrow Medicine...