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Today β€” August 20th 2019Today.com Health

How washing raw chicken actually makes your kitchen much dirtier

By Erika Edwards

Research published by the Department of Agriculture shows what happens.

  • August 20th 2019 at 17:41

7 great weighted blankets to try, according to doctors and sleep experts

By Jessica Migala

Have you heard of the benefits of weighted blankets?

  • August 20th 2019 at 16:38

'Pimple' above woman's lip turns out to be skin cancer

By A. Pawlowski

The lip area is vulnerable because people don’t tend to put sunscreen on their lips, dermatologists say.

  • August 19th 2019 at 23:01

Experimental treatment could help people with severe peanut allergies

By Kerry Breen

Up to 80% of patients were able to tolerate a peanut or more after completing the immunotherapy.

  • August 19th 2019 at 22:36

The secret is out: Lots of people don't change their underwear every day

By Stephanie Larratt

In a recent survey, 45 percent said they'd worn the same pair of underwear for two days or longer

  • August 19th 2019 at 21:44

Why IUDs hurt so much and what you can ask your doctor to do about it

By Meghan Holohan

There are ways to ease the discomfort.

  • August 19th 2019 at 20:09

5 viral kitchen hacks that are actually dangerous

By Erica Chayes Wida

Kitchen hacks may save time and energy, but not all of them are great ideas.

  • August 19th 2019 at 19:42

Chrissy Teigen says her lip is 'about to explode' in reaction to altitude sickness

By Ronnie Koenig

TV personality Chrissy Teigen says her lower lip is swollen due to angioedema, a type of allergic reaction, that can be caused by altitude sickness.

  • August 18th 2019 at 23:01

Vaping-linked breathing problems, lung damage, now seen in 8 states

By Erika Edwards

Most patients are otherwise healthy teenagers or young adults who come to the hospital with symptoms of a bad respiratory infection.

  • August 16th 2019 at 18:25

Feeling down as summer fades? How to cope with the August blues

By A. Pawlowski

There can be something unsettling about August. For many people, the month creates "a feeling of funk, a feeling of down, a feeling of sadness."

  • August 16th 2019 at 17:55

Woman opens up about her near-death experience: β€˜I felt no fear’

By Drew Weisholtz

Christen O'Brien says the incident has left a lasting impression about how she thinks about and treats herself.

  • August 16th 2019 at 17:49

Tick paralysis temporarily leaves girl, 5, unable to swallow, breathe

By A. Pawlowski

Doctors tend to see tick paralysis more often in children, especially girls whose long hair may conceal ticks hiding behind the ear or on the scalp.

  • August 16th 2019 at 15:56

US government proposes new 3-digit suicide prevention hotline

By Associated Press

Once implemented, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help.

  • August 15th 2019 at 22:09

New mom said a doctor told her to lose weight. She actually had cancer

By Meghan Holohan

Jen Curran hopes her experience encourages women to advocate for their health and find doctors who listen.

  • August 15th 2019 at 19:31

See how leaving a bottle of water in your car could start a fire

By Bianca Brosh

On a hot sunny day, light shines through the front windshield, through a full water bottle, focusing the heat onto one point.

  • August 15th 2019 at 14:54

Man dead for 20 minutes shares experience of being brought back to life

By Scott Stump

Doctors say it was "a miracle" that Michael Pruitt, 20, survived after he was without a pulse for 20 minutes after being electrocuted. "Everything just shut off," Pruitt tells TODAY.

  • August 15th 2019 at 13:56

Shannen Doherty opens up on life post-cancer: 'I'm lucky to be alive'

By Ree Hines

"BH90210" star Shannen Doherty reveals that she feels "lucky to be alive" after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

  • August 14th 2019 at 19:59

'Concussion' doctor says kids shouldn't play these sports until they're 18

By A. Pawlowski

Letting kids play football is akin to child abuse, Dr. Bennet Omalu says. See what other sports he believes are too risky.

  • August 14th 2019 at 17:14

What parents need to know about social media and girls' mental health

By A. Pawlowski

Social media itself doesn’t cause harm, but it can disrupt healthy habits that boost mental health, especially in girls, a new study found.

  • August 14th 2019 at 00:30