The practice of bracing teeth has been around a lot longer than you may think. In ancient times, catgut (animal intestines) was bound around crooked teeth in an attempt to straighten them out. By the 18th Century, technology had improved slightly from wrapping bits of guts around teeth, with...
A girl has posted a series of selfies on social media revealing the struggle she faces living with her "invisible illness" - Crohn's Disease. Aimee Rouski, 19, from Liverpool, uploaded the images - including one of her ileostomy bag and another showing a number of scars on her legs left from surgery...
Foot massages. Some of us love them, some of hate them. But whether you enjoy having your feet rubbed or not, you can't deny that, ultimately, it's pretty relaxing. But they're pretty rare, aren't they, foot massages? And with experts now telling us that the health benefits are bigger than...
Last year, Jennifer Cutrona was training for a marathon. She was out running in a woodland near her home in Texas when she was ambushed and assaulted by an assailant. She had her headphones in and was caught unawares. After recovering from the terrifying attack, Cutrona became determined to help stop similar...
'What's the best way for a child to sit?' Now, if you're a parent, you might well have asked yourself this question. And the answer may well have eluded you. After all, common sense and logic doesn't really help you work out the answer, does it? But don't worry,...
Penny and Simon Powell’s baby son kept getting sick. They took him to the doctor, tried changing his diet, all sorts. But they couldn't work it out. Then one day Penny and her husband had a thought... Could it be the Tommee Tippee sippy cup? Sounds crazy, but it...
Zits. We all get them from time to time. Pimples can be annoying. But they normally go after a few days, don't they? Yeah. Well, most do. Some linger. And, in extreme cases, never go. In fact, there are plenty of cases of these spots just getting bigger and bigger...
Khulna, Bangladesh. 25 year-old Abul Bajandar is suffering from THE WORST case of warts probably ever recorded. He's been dubbed 'The Tree Man' because the growths on his extremities look so much like tree branches. The poor guy is in serious trouble and the pictures and footage are quite...
A formerly obese man has taken the internet by storm after he posted before and after photos of his dramatic weight loss program. Daniel Wheeler, 30, from Surrey, England, lost a whopping 7 stone in just 2 years, after discovering he could no longer see his feet when stood upright. Back...
Benjamin Montanez, a 33-year-old from California, is now blowing up the internet as a heart-throb after losing 100lbs. He says the change came about after his ex-wife told him that he was "too fat to love" and admitted to having an affair. "Me and my ex would get in arguments...
A 107 year-old man has revealed his secret to a long and healthy life... And it involves absolutely no traditional health or fitness tips. Oh no. Fans of kicking back on the sofa and sipping a hearty red or fruity white rejoice - the answer is WINE! Spanish gentleman Antonio Docampo...
We all know that sex can be a lot of fun. Some sex has even been proven to have health benefits (did you know that oral sex is good for you, for instance?). But there's a darker side to it too. Sexually-transmitted infections and diseases we all know about....
It's long been suggested that cannabis may have untold health benefits. And that's a rumor that turned out to be true when GPs and doctors began being able to prescribe what became known as 'medical marijuana' to people - mainly as pain relief. But campaigners have long insisted that...
Dean Wharmby, a bodybuilder from Rochdale, England, has died following years of steroid abuse and gorging on 10,000 calories a day. Wharmby was believed to be obsessed with gaining weight and keeping fit, and so took to eating burgers, pizzas and bacon sandwiches and downing up to eight cans...
We could be closer to a cure for cancer than ever before after cancer doctors and researchers uncovered something that's being described as a 'paradigm shift' in the race to cure the deadly disease. 'T Cells' are now thought to be the key. They're immune cells that the body...