Mascara kept on for decades leaves 'embedded' lumps under woman's eyelids

Mascara kept on for decades leaves 'embedded' lumps under woman's eyelids

Theresa Lynch, 50, left her mascara on for 25 years and a doctor discovered something shocking underneath her eyelids. Now, Lynch is warning others to “properly take your makeup off every single night.”  (Cater News Agency) An Australian woman who claims she nearly went blind after not washing her mascara off for more than two […]

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth

Image copyright Getty Images England has continued to see a rise in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea over the past year. New data shows a 20% increase in cases of syphilis and a 22% increase in gonorrhoea, compared with 2016. Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England remain stable overall, with around the same […]

A Teen's Muscle Soreness Turned Out to Be This Life-Threatening Condition

A Teen's Muscle Soreness Turned Out to Be This Life-Threatening Condition

A Texas teen who felt extremely sore after a hard gym workout turned out to have a rare and potentially life-threatening condition called rhabdomyolysis. But how do you tell the difference between run-of-the-mill soreness and rhabdomyolysis? The teen, Jared Shamburger, had recently signed up for a gym membership with his family, according to […]

Feeling disgust helps us stay healthy, study says

Feeling disgust helps us stay healthy, study says

Long before microscopes revealed unseen germs and parasites, humans developed a system of disgust, with six basic triggers warning us to turn away from harmful pathogens, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. “Disgust evolved to protect us from disease in our ancient past. The disgust response […]

In Congo, ebola has reached 'critical point'

In Congo, ebola has reached 'critical point'

MBANDAKA, Congo — The two brothers of Adalbert Wanza made a 170-mile round trip voyage on foot, boat and motorcycle through Congo’s dense rain forest to bring him, and ultimately the rest of the world, grave news. A visitor had died while in their home village, Ikoko-Impenge. A local priest buried him with ritual honors, […]

Debunking 10 diabetes myths

Debunking 10 diabetes myths

Diabetes can cause serious complications and is one of the leading causes of death in adults. Diabetes could even double the risk of a heart attack, said Iman Asikin, acting director of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases at the Health Ministry. “The disease is also the main cause of blindness, kidney failure, lower limb amputation […]

Origins of an epidemic: Purdue Pharma knew its opioids were widely abused

Origins of an epidemic: Purdue Pharma knew its opioids were widely abused

Top company executives pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor “misbranding” charge at that time. Federal prosecutors said the company knew of “significant” abuse of OxyContin soon after it came on the market, but hid that information. Purdue Pharma, the company that planted the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, has long […]

Former Gambian leader sued over fraudulent AIDS cure

Former Gambian leader sued over fraudulent AIDS cure

The plaintiffs are seeking financial damages for harm suffered and a declaration from the high court that their human rights were violated, the advocacy group AIDS-Free World said. All three victims underwent a treatment program administered by the government that Jammeh claimed was a cure for HIV/AIDS. Jammeh announced he had discovered a cure for […]