Doctors have this nasty habit of asking a lot of questions, many of which make us uncomfortable or self-conscious. So we bluff. A lot. Here are 10 typical lies we tell our doctors, and why these seemingly innocuous fibs are hazardous to our health.
Algae bloomed overnight in the diving pool at Rio’s Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, and it was only a matter of time that it spread to the competition pool next door—which, from watching today’s water polo action, it has.
What's archaic, contagious, and has a high rate of complications? That's right, measles. At the time of this writing, an outbreak has hit at least 14 states. Here are the best ways to stay safe if the infamous virus moves in to your neighborhood.
Ebola is at the top of the headlines. The elections are eleven days away. Therefore, the Law of Punditry dictates that political commentators must link these two stories together, forecasting that fears of the deadly virus will determine who controls Congress. Here's why they're completely wrong.
On October 1st, the New York Times published a photograph of a four-year-old girl in Sierra Leone. In the photograph, the anonymous little girl lies on a floor covered with urine and vomit, one arm tucked underneath her head, the other wrapped around her small stomach. Her eyes are glassy, returning the photographer's…
Bob Costas is back on the air tonight at NBC despite "not being 100%," and a close inspection of his wonky eye suggests he's still got a few days left to take Russian antibiotics of questionable efficacy.
For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history.