Why Are Stethoscopes Still a Thing? There are few technologies more symbolic of western medicine than the stethoscope. Medical schools often gift them to new med students along with a white coat when they start their studies. As far as medical tools go, it’s a fairly versatile and cost-effective one, allowing doctors to detect early signs of trouble in the body with a device that costs just a few hundred dollars. It’s also 200 years old. Medical technology has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, yet doctors cling to a tool that was invented at a time when medical practitioners still regularly used leeches as a form of treatment.
Should Your Therapist Read Your Twitter? In January, researchers at Sigmund Freud University in Austria published a study asking therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists if they looked up information about their patients online. The results were mixed. Nearly 40 percent said they had done some kind of search, but of the remainder that didn’t, many questioned whether it was ever appropriate to look up a client. Some doubted the basic reliability of the source—“lot of trash on the internet,” reads one response—but most saw it as a serious violation of trust that could potentially damage the therapeutic relationship. "I suspect this comes up a lot for people in practice,” said Dr Mayura Deshpande, chair of the Professional Practice and Ethics Committee at the UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, in a phone call.
EXCLUSIVE: Richard Simmons Speaks Out: 'No One Should Worry About Me' Richard Simmons spoke exclusively to ET on Sunday, addressing recent reports about why he had not been seen in public in more than two years. "I am not kidnapped," the 67-year-old fitness guru told ET's executive producer, Brad Bessey, by phone. "I am just in my house right now." "No one should be worried about me," Simmons said. "The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me."
Gwen Stefani, Her Sons & Blake Shelton Have a Dance Party With Their Families Ain't no party like a Stefani-Shelton party! Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are vacationing at his Oklahoma ranch with her three sons Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2, as well as members of both of their extended families, including Gwen's brother Todd Stefani, his wife Jennifer Stefani and their children and Shelton's sister Endy Intieri, her husband Mike Intieri and their kids. The group had a big dance party at the house Thursday. Mostly everyone but Gwen and Blake wore matching camo outfits—his favorite kind! The country star opted to remain in a dark T-shirt and jeans, but he did top the look with a nifty yacht captain's hat. Even Blake's dog Betty joined in on the fun.
Lily Collins Reflects on Her Teenage Eating Disorders: What a Huge Moment This Is for Me For Lily Collins, art has mimicked life. As the star of Marti Noxon's upcoming drama, To the Bone, the 27-year-old actress is tackling a character that hits close to home. In the film, which recently debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Collins portrays a woman seeking treatment for anorexia, a battle she also faced in her personal life. How Facebook Became Cool Again It’s hard to think of a social network less cool in the popular imagination than Facebook (other than maybe LinkedIn, the Web 2.0 equivalent of BonziBuddy). It’s the one your mom and dad and everyone you went to high school with are on, after all — the place where people who you’ve spent most of your life trying to avoid are ever-present with baby photos, bad videos, and racist opinions. Other than them, who would want to spend time on the internet’s blandest platform? The answer, it turns out, is thousands of the web’s most innovative weirdos.
What's Really Going on With Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Divorce: The Non-Legalese Translation Frederick M. Brown-Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Right at the top of the list of couples you didn't think would last into 2017: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Not that the warring actors are in any danger of getting back together, of course. Rather, it's just that they're still technically married and fast coming up on eight months since Heard filed for divorce. New Miley Cyrus Music Is Coming: Everything We Know About Malibu and the Upcoming Album Miley Cyrus is coming back to the music scene with a bang. After taking a self-imposed "media blackout," the singer sat down with Billboard to discuss the next steps in her career. As it turns out, new music and a new album are coming sooner rather than later.
January Jones: My Son Is Better Off Without a Father January Jones doesn't regret becoming a single mom at age 33. "I don't believe in regret. I just try to be a better person. Zahara Jolie-Pitt's Biological Mother Wants to Reconnect, Nearly 12 Years After Angelina Jolie Adopted Her Angelina Jolie adopted her first daughter, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, in Ethiopia in July of 2005 when she was just 6-months-old. Now, 12 years later, Zahara's biological mother is asking to reconnect with her daughter. Mentewab Dawit Lebiso spoke to the DailyMail and explained that she's hoping to be a part of Zahara's life.