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What Does Smoking Do to Your Skin?

It's an understatement to say that smoking is bad: for your body, for your brain, for your overall health. But what does smoking do to your skin?Cigs do real damage not just to how you feel but also to how you look. Smokers deprive their skin of oxygen, accelerate the aging process, and deplete
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I had terrible groin pain. If I’d been a man, they would’ve figured it out sooner.

It was late spring in 2013 when I frog-kicked in a Maine lake and felt a nauseating tear through the front of my right hip. As I froze in the water and then struggled to climb back onto the dock, I shrugged off my concerns, thinking it was just another sports injury.But in the week that followed, no
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The scary reason doctors say kids need HPV vaccinations

When actor Michael Douglas told a reporter that his throat cancer was caused by HPV contracted through oral sex, two themes emerged that had nothing to do with celebrity gossip. The first was incredulity — since when was oral sex related to throat cancer? Even the reporter thought he had misheard.
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Here are some worrisome medical symptoms that had simple explanations

Have you ever phoned your doctor about a sudden medical concern — one that had you predicting a trip to the hospital, emergency surgery or even ­impending death?When an apparently healthy body malfunctions in an ­unexpected or mysterious way, many people fear the worst. But ­sometimes a simple
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Brain cancer survival improves with novel electrical device, data suggest

A wearable medical device that delivers electrical fields through the scalp helped to extend the survival of patients with lethal brain tumors, according to data presented Sunday.In a study involving major medical centers in the United States and abroad, the novel treatment was used to administer
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Illegal pot farmers use dangerous chemicals that threaten the environment

When wildlife biologist Mourad Gabriel finds a Gatorade bottle nestled among leafy green plants on public land, that’s a very bad sign. In most cases, in his line of work, it’s not just some litter. It’s a container for carbofuran, a neurotoxic insecticide you definitely should not ingest to i
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Trump remains the center of attention, but he’s increasingly isolated politically

For a second consecutive weekend, President Trump remained in Washington — tweeting in the morning, holding meetings at the White House and heading to his Virginia golf club on Sunday — all the time surrounded by aides and patrons yet, increasingly, politically marooned.Weighed down by dismal ap
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2 suspects identified in sexual assault that was broadcast on Facebook, Chicago police say

Chicago police have identified two of several juvenile suspects who they say participated in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast live on Facebook.One of the suspects, a 14-year-old, was arrested Saturday and is facing felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault, manu
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For immigrants fighting deportation, a push for government-funded lawyers

Nearly 4,000 detained immigrants in the Washington region face deportation every year without a lawyer, according to a report that calls on area governments to follow the lead of New York and Los Angeles and provide funding for legal aid to immigrants.The Center for Popular Democracy, a national non
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Home stretch for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could forever alter the Senate

The battle to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court is set to come to a head this week and will probably reshape how the Senate confirms future justices, prompting senators and other observers to warn that subsequent battles over court nominees could be even more heated. Gorsuch’s n
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