Madelyn Tipsword

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A look at the lives of 13 siblings held captive in a house full of chains — and what comes next

What started as neglect, officials said, became dangerous and pervasive child abuse over the years.<p>If they misbehaved, the 13 siblings living in a Southern California home would be tied to their beds as punishment — first with ropes, until a child whose limbs were strung together was able to …

This is why your hair is falling out (AND how to stop it)

Rule number one: don't freak out...<p>Hair shedding is a part of every day life, yes it clogs up your shower drain, <i>and</i> yes, it means you have to vacuum …

hair loss

Dad's plea for kidney during Disney World trip results in transplant in NY

The single father of five who wore a “In Need of Kidney” T-shirt to Disney World over the summer underwent a kidney transplant last week in New York.<p>Robert Leibowitz, 60, of New Jersey, never imagined how magical his family’s vacation trip to the Magic Kingdom would be after securing a kidney from …

At what age do girls stop growing?

Girls tend to have their final growth spurt between the ages of 10 and 14. Most will have reached their adult height by the time they are 15 years …

What the government shutdown means for the health of Americans

The federal government shut down this weekend, as Congress failed to pass a stopgap spending measure. Many may wonder what this means for the …

When A Tattoo Means Life Or Death. Literally

The man was unconscious and alone when he arrived at University of Miami Hospital last summer. He was 70 years old and gravely ill.<p>"Originally, we were told he was intoxicated," remembers Dr. Gregory Holt, an emergency room doctor, "but he didn't wake up."<p>"He wasn't breathing well. He had COPD. …

Medicine

Is It Safe To Hold In A Sneeze? Doctors Advise Against It — And The Consequences Are Scarier Than You Think

Did your mother ever warn you that holding in a sneeze can be dangerous? You might have chalked it up to one of those health myths that gets passed …

CVS is keeping it real (literally) by banning retouched images on products

Women have long been inundated with unrealistic beauty ideals thanks to a combination of Photoshop alteration, image retouching, and the spotlighting …

Are workouts the new nightlife? Here’s why former club owners are now opening gyms

New York City is known for its iconic nightlife venues—Studio 54, Max’s Kansas City, The Tunnel, to name but a few. These cavernous clubhouses were …

What Is The “Tide Pod Challenge”? Teens Are Eating The Brightly-Colored Detergent Pods For This Dangerous Fad

Teens, fans of fun activities like snorting chocolate, rubbing Burt's Bees in their eyes, and attacking me on Twitter for making jokes about Taylor …