Tongue Splitting: Surgeons Warn Of Serious Health Risks

People who have their tongues split deliberately are putting their health at serious risk, surgeons have warned. The procedure involves cutting the tongue in half to create a lizard-like forked effect. But experts said it came with the risk of significant blood loss, infection, nerve…

Why Being Skinny Fat Is As Dangerous As Being Obese

Everyone knows obesity carries the risk of a worrying number of diseases, from heart disease to type 2 diabetes. But a slim physique doesn’t offer a free pass from chronic conditions, and growing evidence suggests being so-called skinny fat could be just as damaging as…

Your Prescription Bottle Has A Mind-Blowing Secret Feature

That child-resistant packaging on your prescription bottle may seem like a nuisance, but it actually has a secret, time-saving feature. Unless you’ve been blessed with a superhuman grip, odds are you’ve found yourself struggling to get the cap off a prescription bottle at least once….

How A Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika And Malaria

Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new…

FDA Agrees To Fast-Track Review Of One-Dose Flu Drug

After the worst flu season in nearly a decade, a new drug could revolutionize how we treat the seasonal virus. The FDA agreed to fast-track a review of a one-time dose, baloxavir marboxil, that’s shown impressive results in Japan. It shortens flu symptoms by more…

First Case Of Mosquito-Borne Keystone Virus Found In Humans

A mosquito-borne illness that could seriously affect the brain and was previously thought to be transmitted only to animals has been found in a human for the first time, First discovered in 1964, the Keystone virus had only been found in animal populations stretching from…

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