Monday October 21, 2019

Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Oprah’s Fortune Takes Another Hit on Latest Weight Watchers Rout

The fresh batch of bad news from Weight Watchers lopped an additional $39.2 million from the fortune of its biggest individual shareholder. Oprah Winfrey, who owns more than 8 percent of Weight Watchers, saw the value of her stake drop to $122.7 million after the wellness company forecast that 2019 profit will be well short of Wall Street estimates.  More…

Florida man trying to steal roommate’s prescription pills tricked into taking laxatives, police say

A Florida man who thought he was taking his roommate’s prescription pills got a rude awakening when he was caught red-handed taking what later turned out to be laxatives, police said.  More…

Colorado patient dies after she says both kidneys mistakenly removed

A 73-year-old Colorado woman who claimed her healthy kidneys were removed by doctors died eight months following the surgery.  More…

Bill would ban cigarette sales to anyone under 100 in Hawaii

Cigarettes in Hawaii may soon go up in smoke — thanks to a proposed bill that aims to bar sales of them to anyone under the age of 100.  More…

Video shows man faking fall to get insurance money

Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they say faked a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money. Authorities say surveillance video captured the man grabbing ice and throwing it on the floor before lying down.  More…

McDonald’s apologizes after customers discover chicken in vegetarian wrap

Meat-free McDonald’s customers are not lovin’ it at the moment. Recently the fast-food chain had to issue an apology after several customers claimed they found chicken nuggets in their vegetarian meals.  More…

Groundhog Day verdicts are in

Here’s some news to melt away the winter blues: New York’s soothsaying rodent, Staten Island Chuck, predicted an early start to spring Saturday morning at the annual Groundhog Day event. In Pennsylvania, nationally renowned Punxsutawney Phil also predicted an early spring.  More…

Surgeon fined $3,000 after mistakenly removing patient’s kidney

A Florida surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine after removing a woman’s kidney that he thought was a tumor. West Palm Beach surgeon Ramon Vasquez cut Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two surgeons could perform a back operation at the Wellington Regional Medical Center.  More…

This guy spent a decade drinking to find the world’s best hangover cure

Don’t whine to Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about your booze-induced headache. The Toronto-based writing professor and former bar owner has spent the past decade drinking himself into oblivion in pursuit of the ultimate hangover cure.  More…

Heathen eats soup directly from supermarket hot bar

A grocery store shopper has gone viral for his less than appetizing — and unhygienic — way of eating soup. The man was recorded by a fellow shopper at an unnamed grocery store taking a sample of soup from the hot bar straight from the ladle.  More…

Utah man is state’s first rabies death in 74 years

A Utah man who caught bats and let his wife play with them, died of rabies — the first death of its kind in the state in 74 years. Gary Giles, 55, first began having neck and back pain on Oct. 19 and doctors thought he’d just pulled a muscle.  More…

‘Halloween’ star Jamie Lee Curtis battled opioid addiction

Jamie Lee Curtis struggled with an opioid addiction she kept secret from the world since the late ’80s. “I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic,” Curtis, 59, told People. “I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one.”  More…

College snowflakes blame Trump for PTSD, study finds

For some college students, the 2016 presidential election was a crash course in psychological trauma. Published Monday in the Journal of American College Health, a study of 800 university students suggests that nearly one in four found Donald Trump’s election victory so upsetting, they developed “clinically significant” symptoms considered predictors of PTSD.  More…

Drinking Dr Pepper and smoking cigars: Centenarians share their secrets to living past 100

Richard Overton, 112, is the oldest man in America at the moment and the oldest living U.S. military veteran, known for his easy-going demeanor and sage advice. Overton has said he smokes up to 18 cigars a day and his favorite foods are catfish, gravy, and mac & cheese. “Every doctor that sees me says they’ll kill you, but they die and I don’t.”   More…

Dairy-allergic teen died after classmate stuffed cheese down his shirt

A UK teen with a severe dairy allergy died after he was apparently “chased” with cheese by a classmate — who then hurled it down his shirt, a London coroner’s court heard this week.  More…