Health News
6/27/2017

Woman with Prosthetic Arm That Can Feel!


Woman with Prosthetic Arm That Can Feel!A normal day for Melissa turned into a nightmare when an animal bite led to her losing her arm. Melissa was bitten by a raccoon and her arm became severely infected. During her recovery, Melissa’s physician – orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Ajay Seth – learned of an amazing new type of prosthetic that is able to be controlled by the patient’s brain and experiences sensations and the feeling of touch.



Is It Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?


Is It Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat?The toilet seat might not seem like the cleanest item in your home, but it turns out what you sit on while doing your business is actually much cleaner than many things you come in contact with every day. ER physician Dr. Travis Stork unfortunately informs the audiences that there is 700 percent more bacteria on carpet compared to a toilet seat, according to a recent study. Most PJs are dirtier than a toilet seat, due to people not washing them frequently enough.



Could Hypnosis Cure Your Kids?


Could Hypnosis Cure Your Kids?Hypnosis is a popular method used by people trying to quit smoking, to reduce anxiety, or for weight loss. Hypnotherapist Lisa Machenberg has worked with thousands of kids. Psychotherapist and addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow also weighs in on the dangers of using hypnosis on kids.



20 Year-Old Stroke Survivor Shares the Warning Signs


20 Year-Old Stroke Survivor Shares the Warning SignsNow 26, she joins The Doctors to share more about her health scare. When her first stroke hit her, she tells The Doctors that she felt “dizzy and disoriented” while sitting in class and she thought she might have just been tired. A fellow classmate turned to her and said, “I think you just had a seizure,” but Sarah didn’t believe that was even a possibility.



Are Giant Rats Poised for an Invasion?


Are Giant Rats Poised for an Invasion?Rats are bad enough, but are rats mutating into giant sized rodents!? The Doctors and professional exterminator Nick Isaac examine the growing vermin problem. A recent viral photo shared by a pest exterminator showed a 16-inch and 19-inch rat he caught on the job, causing many to wonder if giant rats the new normal? Nick shares the shocking fact that 21 million homes during the winter are infested with rats and confirms that most pests, including rats, continue to grow in size and adapt to the poison we use to kill them.



Woman Saves Neighbor's Life with Organ Transplant through Help of App


Woman Saves Neighbor's Life with Organ Transplant through Help of AppLinda received the ultimate neighborly gift from Teri, the gift of life. Teri joins The Doctors to share the story of how a neighborhood app helped bring them together and save Linda’s life. After learning about Linda’s health problems via the Nextdoor app, Teri, a neighbor, donated a portion of her liver to Linda and the community rallied together through the app to help support these brave women during their recovery.



Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery for Teens Girls?


Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery for Teens Girls?The two main reasons women seek out female rejuvenation are externally making the labia more aesthetically appealing, and tightening procedures typically performed on older women post-childbirth. Dr. Landry shares that there are certain medical conditions where vaginal rejuvenation would be appropriate for teens, for instance if there's irritation or difficulty with physical activity, or if they can't keep the hygiene up with their menstrual periods because their labia are too large. Overall the feeling among The Doctors is sadness at this jump.



Is Your Boss a Psychopath?


Is Your Boss a Psychopath?We’ve all had a boss that we didn’t enjoy working for, but has your boss ever been a psychopath?



Mom Pleads to Save Her Nearly 300 Pound 11-Year-Old Daughter


Mom Pleads to Save Her Nearly 300 Pound 11-Year-Old DaughterMiranda and her mother Julie have come to The Doctors seeking guidance and help to transform their eating habits in hopes of reversing their health issues. Miranda says the bullying from other kids has become a “daily routine” for her.



Food Industry Lies Exposed!


Food Industry Lies Exposed!Jeff Scot Philips worked for 7 years in the food and weight loss industry, which is filled with a lot of lies and corruption. Jeff started in the industry with a health food delivery company. As it grew, he brought on investors and started a manufacturing company making health food for other brands.



Woman with Mysterious Beard Seeks Answers & Help


Woman with Mysterious Beard Seeks Answers & HelpDiamond has come to The Doctors to get answers and hopefully help with her beard, something she has to shave every day. The 23-year-old began developing facial hair while in high school and was constantly teased by other kids about it.



Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens up about MS Battle


Jamie-Lynn Sigler Opens up about MS BattleJamie-Lynn Sigler came forward this earlier this year about her 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis and she’s with The Doctors to share how she has not let her disease stop her from living her best life. The 35-year-old star, who has appeared in a slew of TV and film projects since stepping into the spotlight on “The Sopranos,” tells The Doctors that she’s honored to be an advocate for others with MS.



Meet Norbert! The Tiny & Adorable Therapy Dog Helping Sick Kids


Meet Norbert! The Tiny & Adorable Therapy Dog Helping Sick KidsThe Doctors have a very special visitor who helping to make the lives of sick kids a little better. The one and only Norbert, the 3-pound therapy dog, who is known for his doggie high-fives, joins ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon on the panel along with his owner Julie. With close to a million followers on social media, the tiny guy is doing very important work with sick patients in need of a little furry friend who can make them smile.



Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition Coverage


Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition CoverageConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Senate leaders designed their Affordable Care Act replacement bill to seem like a friendlier version of an earlier House...



Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition Coverage


Senate Healthcare Bill Threatens Pre-Existing Condition CoverageConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Senate leaders designed their Affordable Care Act replacement bill to seem like a friendlier version of an earlier House...



U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat Scandal


U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat ScandalConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. U.S. food safety regulators have put a stop to fresh beef imports from Brazil, following earlier reports that meatpacker...



U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat Scandal


U.S. Halts Import of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat ScandalConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. U.S. food safety regulators have put a stop to fresh beef imports from Brazil, following earlier reports that meatpacker...



Egg-Sized Cyst Popped by Dr. Pimple Popper!


Egg-Sized Cyst Popped by Dr. Pimple Popper!The following material contains graphic images that may be disturbing. Parents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children.



What Do Your Sex Sounds Say about You?


What Do Your Sex Sounds Say about You?The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.



Sleeping Man Attacks Wife after He Dreamt She Was Cheating


Sleeping Man Attacks Wife after He Dreamt She Was CheatingThe Doctors bring in pulmonary and sleep specialist Dr. Raj Dasgupta to try and explain this horrifying case. “Alcohol will knock you out, it will make you sleep quicker, but on the first half of the night you don’t get what is called REM sleep,” he says, explaining that in the second part of the night you do have more REM sleep.



My Son Is Terrified of Food & Will Only Eat Crackers & Chips


My Son Is Terrified of Food & Will Only Eat Crackers & ChipsMost kids are picky eaters now and then, but for Sandra’s son Michael, he is afraid of almost every food imaginable.



Is a Kylie Jenner Voice More Attractive Than Your Own?


Is a Kylie Jenner Voice More Attractive Than Your Own?Is changing your voice to sound more like Kylie Jenner the secret to landing a man? One YouTube speech specialist sure thinks so. The Doctors weigh in!



Is There a Link between Social Media & Anorexia?


Is There a Link between Social Media & Anorexia?The Doctors discuss controversial Instagram star Eugenia Cooney, whose thin frame has caused many to worry she could be suffering from an eating disorder. The Doctors note that Eugenia has never come forward saying she has any type of eating disorder, but worry that some of her followers have expressed their desire to be as thin as she is. Doctors guest Rosie Mercado, who was criticized for her weight and also when she lost weight, believes that social media stars have a responsibility to their followers to put out a positive message.



Are You Tanning Your Way to Cancer?


Are You Tanning Your Way to Cancer?More than 8,500 people get diagnosed with skin cancer daily, making it the most common types of cancer in the U.S.! One 45-year-old mom named Mags spent too much time worshiping the sun and tanning beds, until her doc discovered pre-cancerous cells. Documenting her day-by-day journey on Facebook, Mags used the medical creams meant to burn off those pre-cancerous cells from her face and body.



"Southern Charm" Star Opens up about Her Challenging Pregnancy


"Southern Charm" Star Opens up about Her Challenging PregnancyIn a Doctors exclusive, “Southern Charm” star Jennifer Snowden is opening up about her pregnancy scare. After 15 weeks, she was curious about what the baby looked like and went for a 4-D scan, where they discovered her baby had an encephalocele, which is a rare neural tube defect that results in part of the brain partially extruded through the skull. Doctors told her if her baby survived that there was a possibility that round the clock care would be required and that walking, speaking, bowel control and most types of independence would be challenging.



Are Addicts Abusing Their Pets to Get Pills?


Are Addicts Abusing Their Pets to Get Pills?Veterinarian Dr. Arvid Edward, star of Amazon’s “Pet Doctors of Atlanta” joins The Doctors to discuss the disturbing reports of pet owners abusing their pets in order to get their hands on the painkiller Tramadol, which they then take themselves. Watch: Can Your Pet Make You Sick?



Runner with MS Shares Inspiring New Goal: 7 Marathons on 7 Continents!


Runner with MS Shares Inspiring New Goal: 7 Marathons on 7 Continents!According to estimates, over 400,000 people have multiple sclerosis in the United States and one person battling the disabling brain and spinal cord disease joins The Doctors to share her inspiring journey and message of never giving up.



The Vibrator That Syncs to Your Audio Books: Would You Use It?


The Vibrator That Syncs to Your Audio Books: Would You Use It?The Doctors have some buzz-worthy news that is bound to make reading much more exciting! In addition to being hands-free, water-proof and has the ability to be controlled from long distances by your smart phone (or someone else’s smartphone if that’s what you’re into!), the self-pleasuring device can also be synched to your favorite erotic audiobook. The company boasts a library of over 500 erotic books that will link up to the device.



Can a Relationship Help to Battle Addiction?


Can a Relationship Help to Battle Addiction?Could the key to help battle addiction be a healthy relationship? The Doctors are joined by author and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who wrote "When Your Partner Has an Addiction: How Compassion Can Transform Your Relationship (and Heal You Both in the Process)," to speak about how an interpersonal relationship can help people struggling with addiction. Christopher, who is a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has fought his own battles with addiction, says that addiction can flourish in isolation and people who work on their struggles with a loved one often times have a better outcome than those who go at it alone.



Can You Get Sued For Posting Pics of Your Kids on Facebook?


Can You Get Sued For Posting Pics of Your Kids on Facebook?One 18 year old girl is allegedly suing her parents because of the hundreds of embarrassing and intimate photos they have posted of her over the years...and refuse to remove from Facebook. "Are we in a day and age where we are posting too much?," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork wonders. As kids are becoming adults, they have the right to ask for their embarrassing photos to come down.



The Best Workout for Your Pelvic Floor?


The Best Workout for Your Pelvic Floor?Tracking weight loss or steps has become a popular form of self-care, but The Doctors discuss a new tracker designed to track the pelvic floor muscles in your vagina. OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry tried out the Perifit tracker and she describes her first impression of the device as being "a little larger than I thought it was going to be!" In order to track your muscles, you download an app onto your phone, and the device is paired to your phone through Bluetooth.



Can a Man's Sex Drive Increase with a Little Light?


Can a Man's Sex Drive Increase with a Little Light?The following material contains mature subject matter and may not be suitable for young audiences. If you or your man is suffering from a low testosterone or libido levels, a new study about the use of bright lights could help. A recent study found that men with sexual arousal disorder who were exposed to a bright light every day for 30 minutes – similar to ones used to treat Seasonal affective disorder – experienced an increase in their levels of testosterone.



Woman's Weight Loss Makeover Is Completed with Breast Lift


Woman's Weight Loss Makeover Is Completed with Breast LiftJill and Dr. Fisher join The Doctors 2 months after her surgery, where she shares, “Oh my God, I feel great! I’m feeling confident. Dr. Fisher warns that scars are a definite possibility with this type of surgery, but that he goes out of his way to minimize the size and length of the scars.



Key Takeaways from CBO Score of the Senate's ACA Replacement Plan


Key Takeaways from CBO Score of the Senate's ACA Replacement PlanConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Senate's plan to overhaul the Affordable ...



Key Takeaways from CBO Score of the Senate's ACA Replacement Plan


Key Takeaways from CBO Score of the Senate's ACA Replacement PlanConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. A new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Senate's plan to overhaul the Affordable ...



How to Make 5 Healthy Lunches from a $25 Trader Joe’s Shopping Trip


How to Make 5 Healthy Lunches from a $25 Trader Joe’s Shopping TripWatch the video for this $5-per-day lunch plan is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.



8 of the Best Direct Selling Companies to Earn Extra Cash


8 of the Best Direct Selling Companies to Earn Extra CashCheck out these companies that enable you to be your own boss.



Must-See Documentary 'Straight/Curve' Delves Into What Beauty Really Means


Must-See Documentary 'Straight/Curve' Delves Into What Beauty Really MeansIn this exclusive clip, Redbook's editor-in-chief Meredith Rollins talks about the magazine's swimsuit feature celebrating healthy bodies.



20 Fun Halloween Crafts Perfect for Kids


20 Fun Halloween Crafts Perfect for Kids



20 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers


20 Devilishly Delicious Halloween Appetizers



30 Best Ways to Lose Weight After 30


30 Best Ways to Lose Weight After 30



34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween


34 Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas for the Best-Ever Halloween



Summer Safety: Beyond Bug Bites and Bright Sun


Summer Safety: Beyond Bug Bites and Bright SunConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from the twin terrors of summer—that is, bug bites and sunburn—Cons...



Summer Safety: Beyond Bug Bites and Bright Sun


Summer Safety: Beyond Bug Bites and Bright SunConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from the twin terrors of summer—that is, bug bites and sunburn—Cons...



Can Your Meds Make You More Sensitive to Sun and Heat?


Can Your Meds Make You More Sensitive to Sun and Heat?Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. It might surprise you to know that side effects from common over-the-counter drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB,...



Can Your Meds Make You More Sensitive to Sun and Heat?


Can Your Meds Make You More Sensitive to Sun and Heat?Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. It might surprise you to know that side effects from common over-the-counter drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB,...



Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit Instead


Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit InsteadConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. If you’re trying to decide on something sweet to drink with breakfast, 100 percent fruit juice (that is, juice that has ...



Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit Instead


Forget the Juice and Eat the Whole Fruit InsteadConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. If you’re trying to decide on something sweet to drink with breakfast, 100 percent fruit juice (that is, juice that has ...



How to Pick a Healthy Cereal


How to Pick a Healthy CerealConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Cereal, that old familiar breakfast staple, is less popular than it once was. That’s in part because many consumers cons...



How to Pick a Healthy Cereal


How to Pick a Healthy CerealConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Cereal, that old familiar breakfast staple, is less popular than it once was. That’s in part because many consumers cons...



Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?


You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.

Teens are still having sex, most use contraception


American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Where in the world will the next emerging disease appear?


Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge?

What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier's death


What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it's likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier's parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son.

Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee



This is America on drugs: A visual guide


In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses.

The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses


A crowd hovered over the man lying on the grass as his skin turned purple. Chera Kowalski crouched next to his limp body, a small syringe in her gloved hand.

Could Senate health care bill make opioid crisis 'worse'?



'Trumpcare' would send her to Mexico for birth control



Bee, wasp venom shortage dangerous for those with allergies



Pharmacist linked to fungal meningitis outbreak gets 9 years in prison



What Serena Williams wants you to know about domestic violence


When most people think about domestic violence, they probably think of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, but less well-known is how partners can use financial means to abuse and terrorize their partners.

Older dads have geeky sons, study says



Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill



Dirty money: 80% of cash carries cocaine -- and more



Salvador Dali to be exhumed amid paternity suit


A Madrid court has ordered that the remains of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali be exhumed. The move comes as a woman who claims to be his daughter filed a paternity claim.

More health problems reported from cosmetic products


Complaints of adverse health events related to cosmetic and personal care products more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

The perfect feast: The healthy way to celebrate Eid



Rehab and health scares for once-conjoined twins



Couple adopts infants with special needs -- 88 of them


The labor of love started in Florida even before Camille Geraldi, a nurse, met her husband Mike, a pediatrician. And it's been going on for the last four decades.

Millennials are the most likely generation to use a library. Here's why.


"Teens see libraries different than their parents or caregivers used to see them," says the president of the American Library Association.

Texas water park takes accessibility to the next level


When the Morgan's Inspiration Island water park opens in San Antonio on Saturday, visitors won't find any wheelchair ramps at one of the park's main attractions: the riverboat adventure.

Rep. Steve Scalise released from intensive care unit


Republican Rep. Steve Scalise has been released from the intensive care unit after being shot in the hip last week, according to a statement by MedStar Washington Hospital Center Friday.

Bloomers to bikinis: Bathing suits through history


Do you prefer a one-piece or a string bikini? Swim trunks or a snug Speedo? Whatever you select, your choice isn't made in a vacuum under the florescent lights of a fitting room. History has informed the bathing suit styles of today, in ways we might never imagine. Click through the gallery above to learn how modesty, function and the evolution of style have affected the suits you take to the water, and look below for a collection of facts about swimwear.

Alabama high school's conservative summer reading list stirs controversy


Among the titles in the Spanish Fort High School teacher's list: "Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions," "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" and "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and their Assault on America."

Why confusion leads seniors to turn down home health care


The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn't want anyone coming into his home, and he didn't think he needed any help.

Sheriff to shorten sentences for inmates who rescued fallen deputy


Inmates in Georgia are getting their sentences shortened for helping a sheriff's deputy who collapsed while on security detail.

DNA unlocks secrets of ancient Egyptians



Today is International Widows Day and these are their stories


From a Syrian refugee to a military widow in the United States, these are their stories of loss, grief and survival.

An EMT's view from the front lines of America's heroin crisis 



Safe sex revolution


Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution

Rehydrating the bodies


Dr Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas has developed a new technique to help identify corpses.

Small and bullet-shaped


A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse security staff.

Poison pill


A Canadian doctor says one short letter managed to convince doctors that opioids were safe.

Tick saliva 'gold mine' blocks killer heart condition


Oxford scientists are excited by the prospect of making a drug from a bug.

Suntans on children 'are not healthy'


A suntan is a sign of skin damage, not glowing health, NHS England and the Met Office remind parents.

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders


A former Ontario nurse is sentenced to life in prison for killing eight elderly people in her care.

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN


There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.

Magnets used to control flickering eyes


A case study has shown how magnetic implants in the eye can successfully control the movement of the eye.

Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'


Researchers find 45 to 54-year-olds spend on average 7.8 hours per weekday sitting down.

Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'


A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

Measuring muscle gap 'helps players back on their feet'


The technique was tested on Barcelona footballers and their prized muscles.

Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'


The brain disorder Parkinson's disease may actually start with bacteria living in the gut, according to scientists.

NHS hernia mesh felt like 'scratching from inside'


Surgeons have warned the repair technique is leaving many patients in chronic pain.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer


Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

What happens when you're sleep deprived?


A new study is looking at the impact of sleep on your brain power.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal


Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women


Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat


Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl


Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

'You never think your baby is going to die'


Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'


They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom


More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

Out of control


Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

Peace at last


Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Hymen surgery


Tunisian women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading some to have hymen surgery.

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says


Millions of Americans could lose insurance under a Senate bill, a congressional report says.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York


The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.

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