Category Archives: Health

Woman Thought Prickly Feeling in Her Eye Was Stray Lash, Turned Out to be Worms…14 of ‘Em!

An eyeworm on Abby Beckley’s eye, before doctors removed it with a tweezer. –OHSU Ophthalmology

*I kid you not. It’s gross, but you are not going to believe this! A 28-year-old Oregon woman named Abby Beckley was working on an Alaskan fishing boat back in 2016 when she felt something weird in her eye. We can relate to that, right? Perhaps a speck of dust or a stray eyelid.

It was really irritating her so she picked at it. That’s when she pulled it out…a worm!!!

Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!

?I put my fingers in there in kind of a picking motion and I pulled out a worm,? Beckley told BuzzFeed. ?I looked at my finger and it was moving and I was shocked.? Continue reading

Starbucks Being Sued! SoCal Family Claims Barristers Blood Was on Their Beverage Cups

Omg. Can you imagine, its a hot day, you want to get your Starbucks in. You ask everyone else at the house if they’d like something. You get everyone’s order, head to the store, tell the barrister what you want, get home, and find…wait for it…

Blood smeared on some of the cups?

According to a lawsuit filed in San Bernardino, California Court by Amanda Vice, this is exactly what happened on a Saturday afternoon in 2016, when Vice had been sharing a Java Chip Frappuccino with her then 2-year-old daughter. 

The lawsuit states that after Vice?s mother-in-law noticed traces of blood and an ?odd, metallic smell? on her own cup, ?Amanda rushed to the kitchen and saw blood smeared on her cup as well.?

May I repeat? OMG!!!

The family, from San Bernardino, is suing for negligence, emotional distress, battery and assault.

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Why Do Female Physicians Keep Dying By Suicide At Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital?

Dr. Deelshad Joomun

*It was an early Friday evening, and two dozen doctors were standing outside a 33-story residential building across the street from the hospital where they spend most of their days. They were used to working evening hours ? feeling exhausted and empty, fueled mostly by the knowledge that they were there to save lives. But this time, the lives were their own.

In the middle of a pile of bouquets, cards, and electric tea lights on the sidewalk in front of them was a photo of Dr. Deelshad Joomun*. Just nine days earlier, on her third day as a nephrology attending physician at Mount Sinai St. Luke?s, Dr. Joomun leapt from the 33-story building to her death. Many of her colleagues were standing at the windows of the building across the street from her, horrified at the sight of a falling person who was wearing the same white coat they were in. Continue reading

If Your Partner Doesn’t Want Sex, Here’s a Few Reasons Why (and How It Can Be Fixed!)

Oh the “happy couple!” The kind of relationship we’d all like to have. The kind where we can’t keep our hands off each other. Is this reality or fantasy?

*Hey, we live in a stressful world. What with all the issues surrounding money and not making enough of it, long work hours, not enough sleep, making sure our children are protected — its got to take a real toll on you sometimes…in the bedroom.

Everyone handles stress differently, and your partner may be so overwhelmed he or she may not be interested in having sex.

Bummer.

But if it sounds familiar, specialists suggest there are concrete reasons why this may be happening. They also give you signs to pay attention to, and what you might do to make it all better.

Let’s begin with all those darn distractions Continue reading

Toddler, 2, Found Frozen to Death on Front Porch (Video)

*On Friday, a mother found her 2-year-old child unconscious on the front porch of their Akron, Ohio home and made a frantic call to 911. A video report plays the call, and the operator is telling the woman how to perform CPR on the little girl.

But it was too late.

“It was freezing, and that was my biggest worry,” said neighbor Crystal Lucas, who told the media the woman who lived in the home with her two children, “kept to herself.”

Lucas, who was very emotional as she spoke to the press, said she knew something terrible had happened when the cops came knocking at her door, inquiring about the children.

“They didn’t really divulge what was going on,” Lucas said, “but when he asked about the kids, obviously, something was going on, and I was worried.” Continue reading

Man Blames Sushi for the Five Foot Tapeworm Dangling From His…(Watch)

Looks harmless enough, yes?

Consider yourself warned. The story  story contains graphic content that some readers may find disturbing. You like sushi? Well you might reconsider that after reading this story about a man who blames the 5-1/2 foot tapeworm that dangled from his body on his diet.

The Fresno man said he loves the raw fish so much, he eats it every day.

This is how it all started.

A few months ago the man visited an emergency room complaining of bloody diarrhea. He was seen by Dr. Kenny Banh, a UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Physician, who remembered the man had an unusual request.

“He asked me for worm treatment and I was like, oh, not an everyday request.”

Skeptical about patients who self-diagnose, the doctor said the man was adamant about his symptoms. He had gone to the bathroom, experienced the diarrhea, and thought he felt something “dangling” from his rectum. Continue reading

Ever Wonder Why Your Eyelid Twitches? Here’s What the ‘Experts’ Have to Say

*My eye has been twitching like crazy over the past couple of  days. It’s annoying more than anything. I began to research the cause of this and it got deep. It depended on which eyelid was twitching? Right of left, and how long has it been twitching… for an entire day?

Well dang.  I really hadn’t thought that deeply about it.

Then I happened to mention it to a friend from Senegal, and of course, this totally different culture had its own centuries-old beliefs. “In my country, it means you will soon see something,” he said.

“Oy vey,” I thought to myself, rolling my eyes in a here we go kind of way.

“See something?,” I asked, wanting him to elaborate. “Did they quantify it? You know, say whether the ‘something you’re going to see’ will be good or bad?”

“Good!” he said.

I allowed myself to surrender my sarcasm long enough to dream. “Wow!” I thought. “Maybe I’m going to get a huge payday! Maybe my book will be a bestseller! Maybe I’ll meet the love of my life!”

As it turns out, the experts chimed in, saying the involuntary eye spasm known colloquially as when your eye “jumps”?or twitches without warning or reason has multiple parts and meanings depending on which eye is affected. They kind of confirmed my friends’ belief, but called it a “superstition” that says if your right eye jumps, you are going to hear good news.

OK. We covered that. So it can only mean one thing right… if its your left eye… bad news is on the way?
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California Mother Told Her Daughter Had the Flu, But Learned Differently After Girl Died

*People don’t DIE from the flu, do they? The mother of 12-year-old Alyssa Alcatraz thought little of the doctor’s flu diagnosis; after her daughter was sent home from school because she had regurgitating. 

When the girl was taken to Urgent Care by her mother, Keila Lino, she was given meds for nausea and a cough “just in case” because…

…she had the flu.

?She?s been sick before with a cold and flu that has lasted longer,? Lino told Fox News. ?It was nothing new for us. Like any normal teen, she just wanted to be left alone on her phone.?

But four excruciating days would pass with Alyssa getting sicker and sicker. She began to lose her appetite, and was very fatigued.

Again her mother took her to Urgent Care.

Doctors there told Lino that Alyssa’s oxygen levels were low. The child was then rushed to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California.

?The doctor wanted to rule out meningitis, though she wasn?t complaining about her neck, he didn?t want to rule it,? Lino explained. ?We were starting to do that procedure to test her fluid when she coded.? Continue reading