Health and Wellnesss

Flight Attendant’s Sweet Note to Deaf Teen Flying Alone for the First Time Goes Viral

One flight attendant’s small act of kindness is touching the hearts of thousands. When deaf Maryland teen Ashley Ober flew by herself for the first time this summer, she was a little nervous about navigating a large, international airport alone — she had a connection at New York’s JFK airport on her route from Baltimore, …

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Mark Ronson Comes Out as Sapiosexual—Here’s What That Means

Uptown Funk musician Mark Ronson has come out as sapiosexual. The 44-year-old DJ and singer revealed his sexual orientation on Thursday during an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain.  “I feel like I identify as sapiosexual,” he said during the interview, which was greeted by supported from anchors Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, who congratulated him on …

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Philippines Confirms Second Polio Case After Announcing Outbreak

(MANILA, Philippines) — Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country’s first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans for a massive immunization program. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said authorities confirmed the new case in a boy from Laguna province …

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Missouri Man Becomes 8th Person to Die of Vaping-Related Illness in the U.S.

(NEW YORK) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started tracking leads early on, as cases pointed to black market vaping products. …

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More Celebrities Are Using Energy Healing—But Does It Work?

In the past few years, the field of energy healing has pretty much exploded—but there’s a ton of confusion around it, too. What is it, exactly? Are there credible studies on it? And isn’t it just a little bit…woo-woo? Let’s start with the definition: Energy medicine (or biofield therapies) is the act of channeling and …

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‘I Wish We Had More Answers’: Health Officials Still Don’t Know Why 500 People Have Gotten Sick After Vaping

More than 500 people have developed serious lung illnesses after vaping, and seven have died — but there’s still not a clear cause, federal health officials said on a call with reporters Thursday. “We at [the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] are very concerned about the occurrence of life-threatening illnesses in otherwise healthy …

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