Shocking Bathroom Prank
A 40-year-old female shopper recently found herself in a very sticky situation, while using a public restroom at a popular home improvement store. Upon sitting down on the toilet, she quickly discovered that her bottom was glued to seat. The woman remained stuck for more than an hour, as paramedics worked to free her. During the removal process, she suffered ripped skin and several wounds on her buttocks.
Other toilet seats in the bathroom also appeared to have been coated with a strong, fast-acting adhesive. Local law enforcement reviewed store surveillance footage and questioned possible witnesses, but the incident remains an ongoing investigation.
The Doctors weigh in on the shocking story, and explain the safest way to remove industrial-strength glue from skin.
Baby Products for Adults?
Kristin, 42, admits to having a borderline obsession with using baby grooming products. “We try to protect our children from harsh chemicals, and additives and products that would irritate their skin, and I don’t understand why we would stop doing that for ourselves,” she says.
From baby oil and baby powder to diaper cream and more, learn how baby products could help boost your beauty … and your bank account!
Hope or Hype?
Can adding crushed birth control pills to shampoo help your hair grow faster and fuller? The Doctors reveal whether this beauty trick really works.
Cynthia Bailey’s Battle with Fibroids
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey opens up about her 14-year struggle with uterine fibroids — a painful and embarrassing medical condition that affects nearly 75 percent of all women at some point in their lives.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous, smooth muscle tissue tumors that form in and around the walls of the uterus. The most common side effects include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, bloating and increased pressure on the bladder and rectum. Fibroids are the most common benign growths in females, and how slow or fast they develop varies from woman to woman.
“We know they’re stimulated by hormones, in particular, estrogen,” explains OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton. “Fibroids will typically stop growing and/or shrink a little bit after menopause, but they never fully disappear.”
Fibroids are usually discovered during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound in a woman’s mid-to-late reproductive years. The size, number and location of the fibroids determine the severity of their symptoms. Smaller fibroids may be entirely asymptomatic, while extreme fibroids can distort and expand the uterus to the point where it impedes upon the ribcage.
In Cynthia’s case, the most problematic condition she dealt with was heavy periods. “It just ended up really taking over my life, because with the heavy periods, I started to be really anemic,” she says. “I really felt like these fibroids were sucking the life out of me, and no one talks about them.”
“When your gynecologist goes over [fibroid treatment] options with you, he or she should be going over every option, not just the one that the gynecologist, as a surgeon, can offer you,” Dr. Ashton adds. “Embolization is still not currently recommended for women who have not had babies or who want to continue reproduction, at this point. It’s a well-established procedure, but you want to have the interventional radiologist work hand-in-hand with the gynecologist.”
Health Problems Caused By Large Breasts
While many women undergo cosmetic procedures to augment their breasts, 29-year-old Jessica, who has size 36G breasts, has been considering a reduction surgery. “I think about my breasts every day, and just wish that they were smaller, so that I could feel normal,” she says.
After recently losing 30 pounds, Jessica explains how her breasts have become a daily nuisance that negatively impacts her physical and emotional health. “I've lost weight, but the feelings about my body really haven't changed," she says. "My back is consistently hurting, even just sitting. At night when I’m sleeping, I feel as though my breasts run towards my neck, and then I have a hard time breathing."