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Bosses Can Now Harness Your Medical Data To Make Health Predictions

It could quickly turn into a threat of receiving less healthcare coverageor lesser job mobility, and few things exacerbate illness more than chronic dread and stress. More »


A 12-Year-Old Girl Is Living With An Actual Ant Colony In Her Head

In attempts at finding a cure, Darji’s family has even gone to Witch doctors, with equally unsuccessful results. She is currently under surveillance at an Ahmedabad medical unit. More »


Make It Work: If You Are Sick, Please Stay Home

Offices are nothing more than tiny incubators for illness. They are warm, windowless, unventilated breeding grounds for that gross-ass cold you’ve been dragging around all weekend, like a giant bag of dirty laundry, ready to explode into something much worse and spread everywhere it can. More »


Woman Fakes Ebola To Get Her Sister Quicker Medical Treatment

One Ohio woman put Columbus emergency crews on high alert after she called 911 claiming that her sister had contracted Ebola.

The deadly virus is nothing to mess around with as it has taken thousands of lives in Africa and one here in the U.S. People in the states are living in fear… More »


An Inner Monologue While Coughing All Night

I have barely coughed at all today, which means I’m almost done with this horrific cold, which means it shouldn’t be a big deal that I forgot to buy cough medicine and now all the stores are closed. I’m just going to lie down and fall right to sleep and wake up totally refreshed.
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The 7 Stages Of A Man Getting Sick (In GIFs!)

Right now, pretty much everyone I know is sick in bed with a cold, the flu, or some nasty stomach bug that turns your digestive system into mincemeat. Seriously, flu season is the worst. But did you know it’s particularly awful for men? That’s because men tend to react to sickness in very specific, very… More »


Girl Talk: Love After Cancer

I was on the way to the hospital when he called to arrange our first date. Sobbing, I pressed “Ignore” and tried to steady my breathing. I wondered if I would live to take him up on his offer for coffee — I’d blurted out “I only drink tea,” and now, I wished I had… More »


Getting A Disease Has Never Been Cuter

Getting a disease or sickness has never been something that anyone looked forward to, but now you just might. These giant plush microbes are stuffed animals of diseases like syphilis, herpes, anthrax, and mad cow, which are only some of the many different stuffed diseases that are available. Giving someone herpes or the kissing disease… More »


Dating Don’ts: How Not To Deal With A Sick Boy

Devil get behind me, it’s cold and flu season. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a mom who refused to categorize any of her five kids as officially “sick” unless fluids were exploding and the temperature hit well into the hundreds, but I am not the person you want taking care of you when… More »


Dating Don’ts: Five Reasons NOT To Go On A Date

Have you ever just not been in the mood to go out on yet another first date, but force yourself to do it anyway? You talk yourself into it, reasoning, “What if he’s the one and instead of meeting him, I stayed home to eat cereal out of the box and watch ‘Gossip Girl’?” So,… More »