There’s a Reason Certain Noises Drive You Crazy, and It’s Called Misophonia

Growing up, my mom and I got along really well, but I'll admit, there was one thing she did that always drove me absolutely crazy: swallow water, or any beverage for that matter. OK, to clarify, it wasn't the fact that she drank water that annoyed me (I of course wanted her to drink it […]

What Causes Down Syndrome? An Expert Explains

One out of every 700 babies born in the United States has Down syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal disorder in the country. Fortunately, because it is so prevalent, doctors have become very knowledgeable on how to help people with Down syndrome live full lives. In fact, it's not unusual for people with the […]

Victoria’s Secret Added a Slightly More Size-Inclusive Angel to Their Roster

ICYMI, apparently when the New York Stock Exchange bell rings, a VS model gets her wings. Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret announced that 25-year-old Hungarian model Barbara Palvin received her ~wings~ and has been welcomed into the VS family. Palvin and VS shared the news in a video on Instagram. "Thank you for believing in me," […]

Paris Jackson Is ‘Currently Resting at Home’ Following Hospitalization: Source

Paris Jackson is “doing fine” after slamming a report that she attempted suicide on Saturday, a source tells PEOPLE. “Paris had an accident this morning that required medical treatment,” says the source. “She is currently resting at home and doing fine.” Earlier Saturday, TMZ reported that the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson was […]

College Admissions Scandal: A Psychologist Explains Why a Parent Would Cheat and Lie to Get Their Kids Into School

If you remember how damn hard you worked to get into college and how stressed you were as you waited to see where you would be accepted, then you must certainly have strong feelings about the recent college admissions scandal. Fifty people, including Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman, were charged earlier this week in a $25 million bribery scheme […]

Surgeon from I Am Jazz Fired After Posting Photos of Trans Patients’ Genitals on Instagram

A University of Miami Health System surgeon has been fired after sharing photos of his transgender patients’ genitals on Instagram. Dr. Christopher John Salgado, who is certified in plastic surgery in Florida and consulted with TLC star Jazz Jennings regarding her gender confirmation surgery on an episode of I Am Jazz, served as the section […]

Health Launches a New Wellness Series Just for Alexa Users

With Balance by Health you no longer have to scroll through your social media feeds to find health and wellness inspiration. The editors of Health, in collaboration with Shape, Cooking Light, and Eating Well, are coming right to your living room (or kitchen or bathroom) via your Alexa. This new Alexa skill will help you […]

This Man Came Down With a Life-Threatening Infection From Cleaning His Ear With a Cotton Swab

As innocent as they look sitting on your bathroom counter, cotton swabs can actually do more damage than you realize. A man in the U.K. developed a potentially life-threatening infection in his skull after the tip of a cotton swab got stuck inside his ear without him realizing. A report published in the BMJ tells […]

A Nurse Explains the Scientific Reason You Believe Everything Your Doctor Says

Going to the doctor can be downright nerve-wracking. There you are in a thin gown on the exam room table waiting for your physician, who finally rushes in. After you anxiously rattle the symptoms you can remember, she checks you over, maybe asks a question or two, then gives you a diagnosis or tells you what the next steps […]