Do you need to go to the doctor if a cat bites you?

Do you need to go to the doctor if a cat bites you?

Cats have a rep for being impeccably clean, right? That’s the conclusion many people have drawn from watching cats endlessly licking themselves—probably the only activity cats spend more time doing than sleeping. When folks get bit or scratched by a cat though, suddenly all that received wisdom is called into question. Do they really carry […]

SEXUAL PEELING: Don’t masturbate with banana peels, doctor warns

SEXUAL PEELING: Don’t masturbate with banana peels, doctor warns

When it comes to self-pleasure, men will utilize just about anything to help get their rocks off. However, some doctors are advising against using banana peels to aid in masturbation. The latest Internet craze when it comes to masturbation for randy young men is to stroke their penis with a banana peel wrapped around it. […]

Want to be happy in old age? Shut off the TV, get out of the house … and try to go on more social engagements than the doctor

Want to be happy in old age? Shut off the TV, get out of the house … and try to go on more social engagements than the doctor

By Stacey BurlingThe Philadelphia Inquirer Mon., Sept. 24, 2018 PHILADELPHIA — Joyce Abramson Sherman, 97, was among the first to reply to a reader call out in the Inquirer newspaper asking how resilient seniors thrive after losing many friends and family members. “My address book has more Xs than addresses,” wrote Sherman, a retired nurse […]

When you should visit your doctor about headaches

When you should visit your doctor about headaches

By Jill U. AdamsThe Washington Post Mon., Feb. 5, 2018 Headaches are a common ailment — so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life. “When I do routine physicals, I’ll ask about headaches,” said Michael Munger, a primary-care physician in Overland Park, Kan. He is always surprised that many […]

Flu vaccine may have low effectiveness against dominant strain, Canada’s top public health doctor says

Flu vaccine may have low effectiveness against dominant strain, Canada’s top public health doctor says

Canada’s chief public health officer says it’s possible that this year’s flu vaccine may have limited effectiveness against a particularly severe strain of influenza A that appears to be dominant throughout Canada.   “In Canada it’s still too early to actually tell how effective this vaccine will be,” Dr. Theresa Tam told CBC News. “There is a […]