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10 Ways You’re Washing Your Hands Wrong
Improper handwashing can leave you susceptible to germs. Make sure you’re not making common hand-washing mistakes.
7 Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Wash Your Hands
11 Things You Didn’t Know Were Contagious
This Man Thought He Had the Flu. Months Later, He Could Barely Eat or Talk.
13 Surprising Reasons You Might Not Be Able to Donate Blood
12 Medical Conditions That Can Kill You in 24 Hours or Less
13 Surprising Things Most People Don’t Know About HIV and AIDS
Thankfully, AIDS in the 21st century is nothing like it was in the decade that...
9 Ways to Protect Yourself Against the Next Viral Outbreak
With all the news about weird, scary, and even deadly illnesses, now is the time...
8 Places You Should Never, Ever Touch in Public Bathrooms
Yuck! You’ll want to hold it until you get home after reading this.
These 9 Diseases Are the Most Deadly in the World
You might be surprised by a few diseases on this list from the World Health Organization.
What Doctors Need You to Know About Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Coxsackievirus causes this common childhood ailment. Here's the scoop on the illness, its treatment—and...
12 Scary Diseases You Didn’t Know You Could Catch at the Beach
Sunburn isn't the only concern at the shore this year. Keep your family safe by...
12 Diseases You Didn’t Know You Could Get on Vacation
Vacations are about leaving worry behind—but you'll want to take measures to avoid these...
15 Diseases You Thought Were Gone—but Aren’t
Believe it or not, these retro-sounding illnesses are still alive and well, and without the...
You’ll Never Guess What Researchers Found Living in Semen
First, Zika was linked to sexual transmission. Now it looks like semen can harbor several...
Science May Have Just Found a New Vaccine to Protect Against Some Dangerous Diseases
British researchers have made tremendous inroads into stopping global viruses like Zika, dengue and yellow...
Doctors Still Don’t Know What Caused This Man to Lose His Limbs—but They Were Able to Miraculously Give Some Back
A mysterious illness cost a healthy, athletic man parts of all four limbs. But thanks...
The Scary Health Threat You Need to Know if You’re Planning to Visit Florida Anytime Soon
A parasitic worm that can infect your brain. Sounds like science fiction, but it isn't—...
The Zika Virus May Someday Be Used to Treat Incurable Brain Cancer—Here’s How
Zika has caused a lot of grief and concern, but researchers think they may be...
5 Things You Need to Know About Cyclosporiasis (besides That It’s Gross and It’s on the Rise)
It sounds like a wild ride at an amusement park, but cyclosporiasis is no fun...
Do You Really Need to Clean Your Grocery Store Shopping Cart?
Your grocery store shopping cart could be a germ magnet! Here's what you need to know.
Listen Up, There’s a New STI You Need to Worry About
There's a new sexually transmitted infection (STI) that you may not know about, and it...
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Are Measles Coming Back? What You Need to Know
Measles are so last century, right? You might think no one actually gets them anymore,...
ER Doctors Couldn’t Figure Out Why This Man Had Awful Headaches. Can You?
Sometimes, symptoms can be misleading—and that's when the trouble starts.
Let’s Settle This: Does Double-Dipping Get You Sick?
Sometimes you realize that you want a little more salsa on the second half of...
8 Whooping Cough Symptoms You Might Overlook
What is whooping cough? Also known as pertussis, whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial...