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She Finally Conceived…Which Would’ve Been Great If She Wasn’t Already Pregnant

She Finally Conceived…Which Would’ve Been Great If She Wasn’t Already Pregnant

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Imagine having a condition so rare that your own doctor had to Google it. That's what happened to Kate Hill when she got pregnant not once but twice in the span of 10 days. Kate and her husband, Peter, had been trying to conceive for some time when she began hormone therapy. Then something crazy happened. After having unprotected sex just once, Kate conceived twins. However, one of the them was non-viable. A few days later, she ovulated -- something that normally doesn't occur in pregnant women. Incredibly, she conceived for a second time. Kate Hill didn't set out to make medical history, but that's exactly what she did. Conceiving while already pregnant, known as "superfetation," is so rare, there have only been 10 documented cases in the wor...
20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind.

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The human body sure is amazing. It may not seem that way while you’re hunched over looking at your computer with nothing but a towel on, but it is. That’s not to say you shouldn’t actually get dressed, though.1. Humans are roughly 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening.2. Human fingers are so sensitive, that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car.3. The human eye is so sensitive that if the Earth were flat, you could spot a candle flickering at night from up to 30 miles away.4. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas. ...
These 8 Doctors Have Stories About Patients So Stupid, You Won’t Believe They’re Real.

These 8 Doctors Have Stories About Patients So Stupid, You Won’t Believe They’re Real.

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Not everyone is a doctor... and that's okay. Most people reading this right now probably couldn't name every chamber of the heart. That's totally normal. What isn't normal, though, are the patients these doctors had.  These docs gracefully refrained from naming any names, but told stories about the dumbest patients they ever had. Some of these people were so bad, you won't be able to believe these stories are true. Maybe it's a symptom of the public school system, or maybe these people just skipped one too many health class days. Either way, I suddenly feel like a genius. Wow. Imgur Imgur Imgur ...
15 Weird Physical Warning Signs Your Body Gives You That Most People Ignore

15 Weird Physical Warning Signs Your Body Gives You That Most People Ignore

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I am, admittedly, a huge hypochondriac. It's an annoying habit I picked up from my dad that I can't seem to shake, and it actually might be getting worse as I get older. For instance, my best friend reads all my medication warnings for me so that someone knows, because I would manifest every single symptom listed if I read them myself. But even with my level of health-related paranoia, I had no idea that there were so many subtle signs of illness that we all may be ignoring on a daily basis. They might seem harmless, but studies have shown that there could be something much worse lurking behind each one of these little clues. 1. Tall Ladies iStock Women taller than a petite 5'2" might be missing a gene which allows their shorter friends to live up...
I Don’t Wanna Know How This Happened…It Looks Like The Most Painful Thing Ever

I Don’t Wanna Know How This Happened…It Looks Like The Most Painful Thing Ever

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I'm not sure how it happened...but it did. A man got a live fish caught in his mouth and then had to get doctors to remove it. Was this some sort of bet gone seriously wrong? Did he fall asleep with his mouth open by a creek? Did he suddenly think he was a bear? I have no idea. All I know is that watching doctors remove the surprisingly long fish is pretty painful... (via Reddit)Not much is known about the incident, but Daily Mail and Reddit commenters wager the man is Malaysian. Other than that, your guess is as good as any as to how this unfortunate and bizarre thing happened. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/swallow-fish/
You Probably Do This Every Morning, But Here’s Why It’s Actually Really Bad For Your Health

You Probably Do This Every Morning, But Here’s Why It’s Actually Really Bad For Your Health

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Every morning when I wake up, the first thought on my mind is COFFEE! Like many caffeine addicts, the thought of having to speak to other humans or get ready for work without a large cup of joe is simply unbearable. I like it black or with a bit of cream and sugar, but either way, I definitely don't eat breakfast beforehand. That comes several cups later! iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); It's a common habit to drink coffee before breakfast, but doing so might actually be negatively affecting your health – and I'm not just talking about that mid-morning caffe...
6 ‘Harmless’ Things That Are Actually Signs Of Major Health Problems

6 ‘Harmless’ Things That Are Actually Signs Of Major Health Problems

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WARNING: if you're a hypochondriac, you probably shouldn't read this! In movies, sometimes a character will interrupt a conversation with a cough that seems innocent at the time, but sure enough, a few scenes later, everyone's at that character's funeral lamenting, "We should have seen the signs!"This is, of course, just a plot device, and it doesn't bear any resemblance to the real world...or does it? One might think your body would tell you if it's dying -- "HEY, LISTEN UP! GO TO THE DOCTOR" -- but oftentimes, it warns us in the most frustratingly subtle ways. Here are some symptoms that may seem harmless at first...but could end up spelling your doom. Weak teeth = bad stomach iStock Despite brushing, keeping soda out of your diet, and doi...
Stop Doing These 10 Things — They Make You Age Faster!

Stop Doing These 10 Things — They Make You Age Faster!

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One of my favorite things to do at the county fair is stop by the guessing booth and have them try to guess my age. While those "expert guessers" have no actual credentials that say they can guess people's ages, the secret to their success sometimes springs from a variety of visual tells. In my case, I may never act my age, but factors such as height, the depth of your voice, and the presence of features like facial hair or wrinkles can lead a relative stranger in the right direction. Your daily routines could also be impacting your perceived age. Who knew that habits like sleeping on your side or eating particular foods could age you more quickly? Here are 10 everyday habits that you can break if you want to slow down time. 1. Drinking with st...
This Is The Shocking Truth About What Smoking Does To Your Lungs (And Your Face)

This Is The Shocking Truth About What Smoking Does To Your Lungs (And Your Face)

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It's no secret that smoking cigarettes is dangerous for your health. In addition to many other diseases, cigarettes are responsible for 90 percent of lung cancer deaths. If you've ever watched "Mad Men," you know there was a time when most people smoked cigarettes casually. Today, it's a well-established fact that they are dangerous, but 17 percent of Americans continue to smoke. Maybe if they could see what actually happens to a smoker's organs and skin, they would rethink their next cigarette. Here, a doctor discusses two lungs. The one on your right is healthy, while the one on the left belongs to a smoker. Wikipedia Read More: If You're Stressed Often, Here's What You Need To Know About This C...
Eating Chocolate For Breakfast Could Turn You Into A Morning Person — Seriously!

Eating Chocolate For Breakfast Could Turn You Into A Morning Person — Seriously!

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If you're like me, you definitely aren't a morning person. It takes all my willpower sometimes to force myself to get out of my warm, cozy bed and get going. And like many others, I don't like dealing with anything before I've had my coffee. Up to this point, I've accepted the fact that this is just how I am, but now I know that my general disdain for the morning actually has a lot to do with what I eat for breakfast.According to nutritionist Rob Hobson, starting the day in a great mood is easy -- all you have to do is incorporate these 10 foods and drinks (including chocolate!) into your morning meals. 1. Fortified cereals that are high in fiber aren't only a good source of B vitamins -- they also help prevent seasonal affec...

This 500+ Pound Man Is Riding A Bike Across America For Health And Love

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Eric Hites was at a lifetime low. He weighed close to 570 pounds, was separated from his wife, and didn't really have a career to speak of. He knew he had to make a change, and he knew it had to be drastic. His heart was in exactly the right place when he decided to start a journey by bike all the way across America. He wanted to prove to his wife -- and himself -- that he's going to be around for the long haul. The Proclaimers were the inspiration for the more than 3,000-mile journey across the country. While Hites was very heavy, on top of being a smoker, walking seemed improbable, but riding a bike was more attainable for him. He started off with bike he bought for $17 from a friend in Indiana. Facebook / Fat Guy Across America After just a sh...
Woman With Terminal Cancer Makes The Brave Decision To Give Birth And Fight Her Illness

Woman With Terminal Cancer Makes The Brave Decision To Give Birth And Fight Her Illness

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When 33-year-old Amanda Meyer found out she was pregnant in 2015, she couldn't be happier. The Oklahoma City resident and her husband had been trying for three years to have a baby, so they were both ecstatic to discover that their family would soon grow. But just a month later, she was taken to the hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain. In addition to finding a blockage in her colon, doctors told her that she had stage 4 colon cancer. Even though she was advised to end her pregnancy, Meyer didn't consider it for a second. She was determined to bring her baby girl, who she had already named Ahna Marie Lynn, into the world if it was the last thing she would do. She was terrified that chemotherapy and surgery would ...
You’ve Been Blowdrying Your Hair Wrong For Years — Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Out

You’ve Been Blowdrying Your Hair Wrong For Years — Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Out

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If I didn't have a hairdryer, I have no idea how I'd keep my thick hair in line. I love how it helps me straighten out my locks so easily while saving me the embarrassment of walking around with an ugly, frizzy hairstyle. The only problem with this is that I had no idea I was completely damaging my hair in the process. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Don't worry, though! You can avoid my mistakes by becoming a blowdrying pro with some help from these simple tips and tricks. 1. Your hair is way too wet. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF'); }); Your hair is actually supposed to be nearly dry before you start using a hairdryer, because stylin...
Here Is Everything That You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Here Is Everything That You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

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The World Health Organization just declared a global emergency as the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across Latin America. The public may be aware of diseases like Ebola, but Zika seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Should we be afraid of it? Well, here is everything that you need to know about Zika. This disease used to be quite rare, but it's now reaching pandemic levels. The Zika virus was once only found within a narrow equatorial belt between Africa and Asia. But in 2014, it spread all the way to Central and South America. Wikipedia The fever caused by this virus is actually pretty mild, and the other symptoms -- like headaches and mild rashes -- make it hard to identify. Wikipedia ...
5 Health Risks You Encounter Every Day Without Even Realizing It

5 Health Risks You Encounter Every Day Without Even Realizing It

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When it comes to risk assessment, things like flights and camping trips typically come to mind. Although the news certainly hasn't been helping in the flying-is-awful department, your mother has probably told you a million times that you're more likely to die doing something routine (like driving, for example) than you are to die in a plane crash.And she's right, but here's the thing. Driving isn't the only risk you encounter on a daily basis. Here are a few more modern-day activities that regularly put you in harm's way. 1. Being a sedentary creature. iStock Where am I as I write this? You guessed it. At my desk. Where are you as you're reading this? Probably at yours. Most of us in the working...
When He Wakes Up From Surgery, He Does Something That’ll Give You All Of The Feels

When He Wakes Up From Surgery, He Does Something That’ll Give You All Of The Feels

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Trevor Sullivan is a 15-year-old boy who lives in Detroit, Michigan, and he's just like any other. He loves hanging with friends, playing sports, and spending time with his family. But while he was playing football one day, Sullivan knew that something was off. His parents didn't know what was going on and chalked it up to allergies, but it was more than that. Shortly thereafter, the teen was hospitalized for heart failure.He was placed on the donor list immediately, and after eight months, he received a new heart. His parents decided to record his reaction after waking up from surgery, and it will give you chills. (via ABC News)This video should help us realize that organ donation is extremely beneficial to those in need, and it's also an incredible glimpse into the gratitude that these ...