Health

NYU Langone Health celebrates landmark second face transplant

Eleven months out from his face transplant surgery at NYU Langone Health, Cameron Underwood is recovering faster than expected, a sign of the huge medical milestones made in the second-ever such procedure at New York University, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez said on Thursday. Underwood, from Yuba City,...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:20pm

Boston Children's Hospital gets $14.7M from NFL to study concussions, CTE treatments

Boston Children’s Hospital has received a $14.7 million grant from the National Football League to study former NFL players in the search for answers about concussions and CTE. Boston-area researchers have led the way when it comes to learning about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE),...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 11:52am

Moving health care ‘Forward’ with AI and tech

Technology plays a vital role in everything and every industry across the globe — yet health care lags behind. But industry disruptor Forward is on a mission to bring it to the 21st century, from its focus on health and wellness to its use of high-tech and AI devices. “Technology is...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

CBD and the NYC Marathon: A love story for runners, doctors?

CBD is one of the top wellness trends, and that’s not going to change as it becomes more mainstream for humans and animals alike. Its benefits are so great, in fact, that one NYC Marathon runner is going to use it during and after Sunday’s race. No, Jessica Filoramo is not going to...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:10pm

In City That Never Sleeps, sleeplessness actually abounds, study finds

One of New York’s most well-known nicknames is “The City That Never Sleeps,” that’s nothing new to be sure. But what is new is recent data shows just how much sleeplessness is rampant in the Big Apple. Sleep technology company Eight studied sleep data from more than 20...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:01am

Measles outbreak confirmed in Brooklyn; what you need to know.

We all know that flu season is set to rear its ugly head in New York City, but is a measles outbreak on deck for the city as well? As of last week, six children from Brooklyn were infected with measles, a highly contagious virus that counts high fever, cough and rashes among its many symptoms....

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:51pm

2016 presidential election linked to premature births for foreign born mothers in NYC: Study

The 2016 presidential election was stressful for many, but that stress may have impacted the health of a specific population. The 2016 campaign and election may be associated with a jump in preterm birth rates among foreign-born women in New York City, according to a study from the city health...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:14pm

A Goddess' favorite sex accessories to spice up your adult playtime

Erotic educator and sex goddess Taylor Sparks started off making skin care for athletes. As part of their swinger lifestyle, Sparks and her husband have traveled the world and played in playrooms around the globe. One thing that bothered Sparks about the cruises, resorts and venues was the lack of...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:13pm

New squirting dildo could be key to DIY conception

Dildos may come in many shapes and sizes, buthow many dildos are out there that squirt? There are apparently a few, according to inventor and business owner Stephanie Berman. However, Berman's take on this class of dildo, The Semenette, stands above the rest as a squriting dildo invented...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:38pm

Obese sex is totally hot and not at all like what you see on TV

Let’s talk about obese sex — sex positions, myths and how damn hot it is.  “They don’t know what they’re missing,” an audience member called out at the start of speaker Laura Delarato’s class Big, Fat, Hot Sex, referring to people who won’t have...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:35pm

Masturbation Month is a thing thanks to the first black surgeon general ofthe US

The merry, merry month of May is known as Masturbation Month or Masturbation May and if you’ve already started your celebrations, congratulations! Pardon us if we don’t shake your hand. If you’re still wondering why everyone else has a smile on their face and their wrist in a...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:26pm

Here's what really happened to Alexander Skarsgard's penis on 'Big LittleLies'

On last night's episode of HBO's "Big Little Lies,"watchers simultaneously rejoiced — and winced — when Celeste (Nicole Kidman) hit her abusive husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) with a tennis racket in the dick. In the aptly named episode “Burning Love,...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:04pm

Can we end opioid epidemic by legalizing all drugs?

The 130 people who are estimated to die every day from an opioid-related drug overdose serve as a stark reminder that the nation is gripped by an opioid epidemic. In fact, the federal Health and Human Services last year declared it a national public health emergency. To combat the opioid epidemic...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:39pm

How to get a free health screening from CVS

CVS is offering a free health screening and now is the perfect time to take advantage of this free CVS deal since the weather is starting to change and fall is right around the corner. The CVS Project Health Campaign is part of an effort to help patients identify health concerns and get...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:52pm

What do you know about PCOS, one of the most common causes of female infertility?

Affecting as many as 5 million women in the U.S., polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common causes of female infertility, but most women don’t know how treatable PCOS actually is. Reproductive-age women with the condition have higher levels of androgens, a male hormone females also...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:25am

NYU study sheds light on why only some 9/11 firefighters developed lung disease

It’s been 17 years since the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and experts are still studying the health effects of all the dust, debris and particles that filled the air that day, breathed in by first responders and survivors alike. Previous studies have found that one in 10...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:05pm

Experts raise alarm about using dog DNA tests to make medical decisions for your pup

If you’re wondering what kinds of dog breeds make up the loveable mutt you recently adopted, you might opt for an at-home dog DNA test. Yup, like the ones you can do on yourself to see where your ancestors are from. But don’t use that kit to make health decisions for your pup, experts...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:20pm

First 2018 human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Boston

Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Boston this year in the wake of Massachusetts moving into a "moderate" risk level for the mosquito-borne infection.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the risk level from low to moderate on...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:18pm

How college students can cope with anxiety and depression

It’s that time of year again: Thousands of students across the country are getting ready to go back to school. But whether they’re heading off to college for the first time or returning to campus, they might be feeling some anxiety along with their excitement. Anxiety is one of the...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:55am

West Nile virus confirmed in Westchester, Nassau, Monroe counties

West Nile virus has been confirmed outside of New York City in Nassau, Westchester and Monroe Counties, according to state health department officials. Officials are urging residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites after a combined total of seven human cases of West Nile virus have...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:59am