Weird And Downright Ridiculous Medicines That Were Once Completely Acceptable In Society

There’s no question that today’s medical science is more advanced than ever before. While there’s still plenty to be discovered, you’re certainly better off seeing any modern doctor than you would’ve been hundreds—or even decades—ago.

2-Week-Old Baby Contracts Meningitis From Common Item Most People Don't Realize Is Dangerous

There’s not enough paper in the world to handle a list of all the things you have to worry about when you’ve got a newborn at home. (Think: sharp corners, dirty diapers, and choking hazards, just to name a few.) Recently, one Iowa mother found that out the hard way.

Two Rescuers Go Above And Beyond To Give Unresponsive Little Girl A Chance To Survive

While grown-ups have to deal with a lot of challenges, a child’s biggest concern should be whether or not her friends will want to play tag or jump rope at recess. But on one autumn night in 2017, kindergartener Janessa Sims had far more serious worries on her mind.

Why Ramen Could Spell Disaster For People's Bodies, No Matter How Good It Is For Our Budget

People do all sorts of things to save money on food when their bank accounts start nearing the red. Few options, however, are as ubiquitous as instant ramen. From college students and any other individual living on a strict budget, these cheap noodles are practically essential.

Experts Warn That This Common Kitchen Item Could Have Devastating Health Consequences

We all come into contact with a million different chemicals and metals in our daily lives. Even if we’re vigilant and we only buy chemical-free products for our homes, we can’t escape what’s being put in our food and in our water.

Woman Finally Wakes Up From A Coma Only To Hear Doctors Deliver Impossible News

Typically, coma-related drama seems like something that’s ripped right from a daytime soap opera. You know how it goes: while a bedridden character lies in intensive care, their memories fade away, their evil twin wreaks havoc, and their loved ones quarrel.

8 Unusual Hand Positions That Many People Believe Actually Have Healing Powers

From the bending meditation of yoga to the precise relief of acupuncture, we’ve found plenty of ways to relieve our aches and pains beyond the confines of traditional Western medicine.

The Alarming Little-Known Reason Why People Should Never Touch Old Potatoes

Potatoes can be a delicious, versatile food that may be used for countless tasty recipes. From mashing them to baking them to slicin’ ’em up and frying them, there are endless ways to enjoy the oh-so-delicious spud.

Anyone Who Gets Nauseous From Looking At This Photo Might Have A Very Weird Condition

Everyone is afraid of something. From a simple fear of spiders to more bizarre phobias like tetraphobia—that’s the fear of the number four—there’s at least one thing in the world that really makes your skin crawl, and what that may be is different for all of us.

Woman Who Has No Actual Disability Wants To Be Permanently Paralyzed

There’s no denying that wheelchairs have made a huge difference in the lives of the men and women who don’t have the use of their legs, but that doesn’t mean being disabled is easy by any stretch of the imagination. Every day can be a struggle, and complications arise in many situations that require patience and ingenuity. Not everyone in a wheelchair will experience this, though, and you may be surprised to find out why.

Moments After This Teen Girl Suddenly Dies In Mexico, Doctors Realize What She Drank

Many people rely on a little caffeine pick-me-up every now and then, whether it’s a cup of coffee to start the morning or a soda with lunch to power through the afternoon. The problem with caffeine, though, is that it’s not good for you—and it’s easy to consume too much of it these days.

Man Trapped Inside His Own Body For 13 Years Starts To Move And Reveals The Truth

There are few feelings in the world that are worse than being trapped. Whether it’s a simple fear of physically constrictive surroundings or it’s a prison sentence, humans are naturally averse to being cooped up without the ability to get free.

After 8 Years Of Trying To Get Pregnant This Woman Gets An Unbelievable Ultrasound

Unfortunately, having a baby is more difficult for some couples than it is for others. As people get older, their ability to conceive decreases dramatically, and it can eventually lead to a great deal of emotional pain for would-be parents.

10 Supposedly 'Healthy' Foods That Actually Do More Harm Than Good

If you want to live a long and healthy life, there are certain things you need to do. For instance, getting plenty of exercise is definitely a key component to staying healthy, but it’s not everything.

Most People Can't Tell The Difference Between These Eggs But It's Actually So Important

Eggs are delicious and can give you the energy to tackle the day, so it’s no wonder why they’re a staple at breakfast tables across America. You can add almost any protein or vegetable to them and it’ll make for a nutritious breakfast to start any day.

13 Body Hacks That Even Most Doctors Don't Know About

The human body is pretty darn amazing. It’s capable of things like running marathons and creating life—those are totally awe-inspiring accomplishments when you stop and think about them.

Here's Why People Over 40 Years Old Should Stop Taking Ibuprofen Immediately

When we get headaches or other everyday pains, most of us don’t think twice about taking a small dose of over-the-counter painkillers. These drugs usually take care of the immediate problem—along with a glass of water, of course.

One Look At This Guy's Transformation Could Make Anyone Swear Off Drugs Forever

Although everyone knows about the the ravages of drug addiction, every year more and more people get hooked on addictive substances. That’s why we need constant reminders of the havoc that drugs wreak, even though it can be painful to take.

Why Wearing Flip-Flops Every Day Could Actually Be Terrible For Our Health

When summertime rolls around, you’d be hard-pressed to find a shoe more ubiquitous than the flip-flop. Just about everyone sports these simple, easy-to-slip-on shoes once the mercury rises.

The Tragic Story Of A Boy Raised As A Girl For A Failed Scientific Experiment

When babies are born, it should be a happy time for the new family. There is nothing quite as special as that moment when two people madly in love get to expand their home and share all of that love with new lives of their own making.

Putting An Ice Cube On This Spot Is The Closest Thing To Magic We've Seen

Try as we might, we’re all subjected to the occasional headache or mysterious pain from time to time, and it could be incredibly frustrating to not be able to rid of them. Sometimes taking Ibuprofen just isn’t enough to get the job done.

10 Subtle Warning Signs That Foods May Have Already Gone Bad

Let’s face it: even the best housekeeper has that one jar of frosting that’s been there for who knows how long. And who out there hasn’t accidentally swallowed a sip of milk that should have been thrown out the day before? It’s unpleasant, but it won’t kill you.

Scientists Say It's Possible That People With This Rare Blood Type Have 'Alien' DNA

For as long as humans have existed, there have been eight common blood types: A, AB, B, and O, with each having a positive or negative trait. These only vary based on the proteins found in each individual’s blood.

Denny's Manager Writes An Extremely Rude Note On A Sick Customer's Receipt

Most people who have suffered from serious illnesses strive to return to a sense of normalcy. Whether or not it makes them feel better physically, being able to do the same things they used to may provide some solace.

Little Girl With Medical Problems Is Bizarrely Cured After She Falls 30 Feet Into A Hollow Tree

We all know that the world is rarely fair, but every once in a while, something good happens that’s so impossible to explain that it might as well be considered a miracle. That might just be the simplest explanation for what happened to eight-year-old Annabel Beam.