The movie “miracle” tells the story of “Auggie”. The Boy is wearing a astronaut’s helmet, in order not to be stared at because of his deformity in the face. The plastic surgeon Travis Tollefson explains, how true the story is – and what he learned from the movie. Auggie, severe Facial deformities born to be
There is no scientific link between vaccines and autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Measles cases spiked 30 percent over the last year due to poor vaccination rates, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Experts say that people who skip vaccination — due to vaccine fearmongering, poor health systems and laziness — are
While the story remained the same, the victim in the report was changed to either a one-year-old child, a 30-year-old adult, a puppy or a six-year-old dog. “Age makes a difference for empathy toward human victims, but not for dog victims,” the study’s notes read. “In addition, female participants were significantly more empathic toward all
Bob Barker, 94, was hospitalized on Sunday for severe back pain for the second time in two months. The former Price is Right host was taken by ambulance from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his rep tells PEOPLE. “He’s alert, awake and resting comfortably,” Barker’s rep said. The longtime
Amy Schumer is thrilled to be pregnant with her first child, but she isn’t loving the severe morning sickness that landed her in the hospital. The actress and comedian, 37, was forced to cancel her the Dallas stop on her standup tour yesterday, explaining to fans that she has hyperemesis gravidarum, the same pregnancy side effect
Whether you’re into astrology or not, it’s likely you know when the planet Mercury is in retrograde. Not only is everybody tweeting, ‘gramming and posting about it, they’re also blaming every misgiving, mishap and misdemeanour on said planet. But what does it mean when Mercury is retrograde and can we really use it as an
Gwyneth Paltrow wants to rebrand menopause for women everywhere — and she’s starting by opening up about her own experience with her changing body. The Oscar-winning actress 46, revealed this week that she’s in perimenopause, which usually begins several years before menopause when the ovaries gradually begin to make less estrogen. This is usually seen when women
FDA Approves Xofluza, a First-In-Class Flu Drug to Treat Symptoms It’s been almost 20 years since a new influenza (flu) treatment was approved, and last year’s flu season was one of the deadliest in decades. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for acute uncomplicated influenza in patients
Bill Wilson says he struggled with his weight all of his life, but the bad habits escalated when he started his own mobile app business in 2007. “I found myself hitting the drive-thru all the time and eating out all the time, business meetings, things like that, and just slowly, slowly, slowly gaining weight to
Julie Chrisley‘s weight-loss journey has been slow but steady. The Chrisley Knows Best star tells PEOPLE since she started using Nutrisystem in January, she has lost 20 lbs. “I figured out the foods that were the best fit for me, and I started just doing the breakfasts and the snacks and then I added in
The amount of women having cesarean section births has almost doubled since 2000, according to a new study. Using data from 169 countries, a study published on Thursday in the medical journal The Lancet estimated that 29.7 million C-section births occurred throughout the globe in 2015, which nearly doubled the 16 million C-section births in 2000.
Riverdale star Camila Mendes is sharing more about her struggles with bulimia — and how she’s found her path to happiness. The 24-year-old tells SHAPE why she talks about her eating disorder on social media. “I realized that I have this platform, and young women and men who look up to me, and there is a tremendous power
Cameran Eubanks has deleted a photo of herself getting a flu shot after coming under fire from those who are opposed to vaccinations. On Thursday, the Southern Charm reality star, 34, posted a picture of her bandage after getting a flu shot vaccine with an Instagram caption encouraging people to get one. However, hours later,
Kim Zolciak-Biermann may be happy about her recent plastic surgery, but apparently her husband Kroy Biermann was not as thrilled. One week after undergoing a breast reduction, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star opened up on her weekly podcast — alongside her husband of seven years — about her choice to downsize. “It’s like, you know what? I’m
The number of children in the United States who are being diagnosed with ADHD is on the rise, according to a new study. Using data collected between 1997 and 2016 by the National Health Interview Survey from over 180,000 children between the ages of 4 and 17, the study found the amount of kids diagnosed
While a plumper pout isn’t a common complaint during pregnancy, a doctor tells PEOPLE that some women may experience “pregnancy lips,” like Khloé Kardashian. “There is definitely some truth to as your belly grows so can your lips,” Dr. Sherry A. Ross, women’s health expert and author of she-ology. The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health.
Warning: This story contains graphic images. Marisha Dotson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was just 24 years old when she first spotted what she believed to be a small pimple on her nose. Little did she know, the small blemish marked the start of a health journey that would change her life — and face — forever.
Starbucks is making moves to become a more inclusive, accessible, and eco-friendly coffee shop this year. First, the store overhauled their customer-only bathroom policy after an incident involving the police earlier this year, then they announced they’re going straw-free, and now the company will open up a new store dedicated to making ordering coffee more
When comedian Jim Gaffigan‘s wife Jeannie was diagnosed with a large brain tumor last year, the couple of 15 years only knew one way to cope: with humor. Now that Jeannie is feeling “great” as she continues to recover after undergoing a nine-hour surgery to remove the tumor last April, they’ve turned her diagnosis and
Bebe Rexha isn’t apologizing for her curves! Addressing recent speculation about her weight, the “Meant to Be” singer shared a bootylicious photo of herself as she told her fans that she absolutely loves “my fat ass.” “Sorry I had to,” Rexha, 28, wrote on Instagram as she posed for a sultry shot while wearing a