Health

Kin of teen killed by Takata air bags says no recall came

HOUSTON — The brother of a 17-year-old Texas girl who was killed last week when an exploding Takata air bag sent a shard of metal into her neck said he never received a recall notice about his 2002 Honda Civic. Faizan Hanif spoke during a news conference Thursday with investigators who said the March 31 wreck should have been a minor accident. Hanif said he never received a notice that

Gym free weights flush with more germs than public toilets

Getty Images/iStockphoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto Good thing she’s wearing gloves — free weights harbor more bacteria than public toilets. Your gym is flush with germs. The free weights are crawling with 362 times more bacteria than public toilets, according to a recent study by FitRated.com. “Every time you pick up a weight or grab an exercise bike handle, you could be putting yourself at risk for an illness or infection,” reads the

Excedrin Migraine Experience lets people ‘see’ headaches

[embedded content] Seeing is believing. A new migraine simulator lets people who have never endured one of the debilitating headaches get inside a sufferer’s head. Excedrin unveiled “The Migraine Experience” on Wednesday, the world’s first augmented reality migraine simulator, which bombards the wearer with the blinking lights, floating spots, blurred vision and disorienting auras that 36 million U. S. sufferers report experiencing once the head-pounders take hold. Excedrin The simulator

Ivanka Trump-brand scarves recalled because of 'burn risk'

CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS Scarves branded with the name Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, have been recalled because they’re too flammable. Feelin’ the burn? Ivanka Trump-brand scarves are being recalled because they are too flammable and pose a “burn risk” to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that no injuries have been reported from the scarves, which are made in China. The recall involves about

Getting pregnant at 50 is rare, but conceivable: experts

Tom Merton/Getty Images/OJO Images RF More moms are giving birth after age 50 through in vitro fertilization. Getting pregnant at 50 is unlikely — but not inconceivable. More women between the ages of 50 and 54 are giving birth today than ever before, largely thanks to in vitro fertilization, or IVF, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So Janet Jackson, who turns 50 next month, is in

Janice Dickinson opens up about breast cancer diagnosis

Ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson opened up about her harrowing breast cancer diagnosis in a teary new interview, admitting she’s fearful “for the first time.” “It’s shocking — everything hit me at once. My mother died of cancer, so I knew how bad I felt when I heard about my mother. My son broke down,” Dickinson said in clips from a pre-taped interview airing Wednesday on “The Doctors.” “Honestly, I haven’t cried

L.A. gas leak could lead to California blackouts this summer

Dean Musgrove/AP Energy officials say a natural gas well blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for Southern California could lead to blackouts this summer. LOS ANGELES — A massive natural gas well blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for Southern California could lead to blackouts in the region over 14 days this summer, state officials said Tuesday. State agencies that studied the impact of

Smile! Teeth whitening is easy now — just don't overdo it

iStock/Getty Most people want a bright smile that can serve them well both personally and professionally, but teeth whitening procedures can also come with negatives. How your teeth look says a lot about you. That’s why many people opt for teeth-whitening procedures at the dentist’s office or whitening strips that can be purchased for use at home. They want a bright smile that can serve them well in a job

The challenges of determining the proper cancer treatment

Dr. David Samadi Being diagnosed with cancer usually sets off a cascade of emotions, making patients feel confused, anxious, and at times even hopeless. These feelings are warranted, and all too often these feelings are compounded by the challenges of determining a plan of action to treat ones disease. Following diagnosis, patients are flooded by information and trying to make sense of the different treatment options can make even the

Australian Tinder users match with STDs

HERO Swipe left! Hero condoms created mock STD Tinder profiles. A cheeky Tinder campaign is swiping at STDs. Hero Condoms has created 10 fake dating profiles named after infections like herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea spread primarily through casual, unprotected sex. The prophylactic brand decided to match Australians looking for high-risk hookups with some hard facts, since these diseases are on the rise Down Under among men and women ages 18