A stranger diagnosed my stomach pain after I couldn’t eat for 9 months

A woman left wasting away with crippling stomach pain was finally diagnosed by a stranger after doctors failed her for months. Annie Marshall, 20, dropped 35 pounds after being unable to eat for nine months, leaving her desperate for answers. The finance broker, from Epping, Essex, England, first went to her doctor in March 2020, … Read more

Diagnosed HIV cases plummet during pandemic — but that’s probably bad news

New HIV diagnoses dropped 17% in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. But the drop in new cases might not be something to celebrate. In fact, experts are concerned that thousands of people across the country are living with undiagnosed infections … Read more

Yelp to shut offices in New York, Chicago, DC, saying future of work is remote

Yelp Inc. announced Thursday it will shut its offices in three major US cities, saying “the future of work at Yelp is remote.” In a blog post, Chief Executive Jeremy Stoppelman said online-review company will close its “most consistently underutilized offices” in New York, Chicago and Washington DC effective July 29. “Combined, the three offices … Read more

Dilapidated Annandale house to be auctioned with $4.8m guide

‘Blank canvas’ might be the nicest thing you can say about this inner-city property but eager buyers have stunned locals by lining up to throw the checkbook at it. It has visibly soiled carpets, walls stripped bare of paint and a shed seemingly built from offcuts of corrugated iron, but only multi-millionaires need to register … Read more

Warning as mysterious STI strikes up to 1 in 16 women often with no warning signs

Experts are warning women of a stealthy STI that is often missed but strikes one in 16 in some parts of the United Kingdom. Trichomoniasis is more common than the well-known STI gonorrhea, experts found. But not only is it relatively unheard of, it is not always included in standard STI “checkups” at sexual health … Read more

‘Flamingo test’ reveals likelihood of dying within 7 years

Life is all about balance. Middle-aged people who cannot balance on one leg for 10 seconds are at a dramatically increased risk of dying within seven years, a new study has found. Researchers asked 1,702 Brazilians between the ages of 51 and 75 to undergo the brief physical test and subsequently tracked their health over … Read more

Dentists warn of ‘risk’ with balsamic vinegar ‘soda’ trend

There’s no such thing as a “healthy” soda. A purportedly “healthier” alternative to sweetened soda — a concocted drink of sparkling water and balsamic vinegar — recently went viral on social media, prompting dentists to warn patients that high sugar and obesity aren’t the only risk factors associated with cola. New research by the American … Read more

Man gets painful, drug-resistant ‘super gonorrhea’ on vacation

Scientists have revealed a reason to protect yourself when engaging in some intimate holiday fun with a report that a man contracted “super gonorrhea” on an international holiday. An Austrian man reportedly caught a new drug-resistant strain of the sexually transmitted disease after having relations with a sex worker in Cambodia. According to the World … Read more

‘I went through living hell’

A woman who developed alopecia after stopping hormonal birth control is sharing her story — so others can prepare for the nightmare. After taking oral contraceptive for 10 years, Chancey Sessions, from Alabama, got off the pill in November. What followed was shocking hair loss — 60% of coverage in just two months — and … Read more

Why having a ‘beer gut’ may actually be good for you

Recent research could give new meaning to the term “beer gut.” Beer may join red wine among vices with a healthy edge, as a new study revealed that a lager a day, whether alcoholic or not, could help keep the gastroenterologist away—for men, at least. The findings, published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of … Read more