Ice Cube is still very angry about that movie he lost because he wouldn’t get the COVID vaccine

Ice CubePhoto: Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images for BIG3 Ice Cube wants you to know that he is still very angry about the COVID vaccine (which no one actually wanted from him)while expressing his refusal to get “the jab” – that is, a vaccine show – in a recent podcast interview to avoid infection from a virus … Read more

This is your brain having a migraine

On the left, an arrow points to cerebral microbleeds recorded in the left temporal lobe in a case of migraine with aura. On the right, the arrow points to another possible abnormality on the same side of the microbleeds. Image: RSNA and Wilson Xu New research seems to offer the best look yet at how … Read more

Whether you really need to pee after sex, according to science

Photo: VGstock studio (Shutterstock) If you have a vagina, you’ve probably been told it’s a vagina absolute recommendation to urinate immediately after sex to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). But it turns out there isn’t much evidence to support this idea. Shockingly little research has been done on whether this oft-repeated advice actually works. A … Read more

Histoplasmosis Lung Infections Widespread in US: Study

The fungus histoplasma, which causes lung infections, was concentrated in the Midwest in the 1950s and 1960s (top map), but now causes significant disease across much of the country (bottom).Graphic: Patrick Mazi and Andrew Spec/Washington University A disease-causing fungus known as histOplasma is in the soil of nearly all US states, a new study suggests. … Read more

10 Medical Tests Every Older Adult Should Have

Maintaining your physical condition and mental well-being is crucial to a longer and happier life. There are about two dozen tests or screenings that older adults can undergo to ensure optimal health and well-being, based on recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention, and … Read more

10 Medical Tests Every Older Adult Should Have

Maintaining your physical condition and mental well-being is crucial to a longer and happier life. There are about two dozen tests or screenings that older adults can undergo to ensure optimal health and well-being, based on recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention, and … Read more

How to tell the difference between sadness and depression

Given how we use the words “sadness” and “depression” in everyday life and pop culture, it can be difficult to distinguish one from the other. Even though they look alike, they are not. Experts say it’s like comparing a single star to a constellation. Understand what separates sadness from depression important, because it can help … Read more

One of the world’s greatest killers is on the rise again

A medical illustration of drug resistance Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteriaIllustration: CDC / Coordination and Strategy Unit on Antibiotic Resistance One of the deadliest diseases in the world is back get on steam. A new report from the World Health Organization this week shows that the number of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis cases has increased worldwide in … Read more

Uh oh, scientists have figured out how to grow terrifying parasitic mushrooms in the lab

Just in time for Halloween, scientists in Korea say they’ve found a better way to grow an insect-destroying mushroom in the lab. Their work could make studying these fungi easier, which is important because they and the chemicals they produce could be used medicinally for humans, creepy as they are. The fungi are known as … Read more

A young man became allergic to orgasms, but there is a happy ending

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) In a recent case study, doctors describe: the unfortunate story of a man who developed an allergy-like reaction to his own orgasms. The bizarre and rare condition left him unable to pursue sexual and romantic relationships. Fortunately, the doctors managed to treat his problem with a simple over-the-counter antihistamine. The condition is … Read more