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Maria Menounos Reveals 'Toxicity' And 'Bullying' Played A Role In Causing Her Brain Tumor

| Filed under: TV NewsSad SadBusiness BlitzMaria MenounosHealthMental HealthSickSurgeryScary!

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Maria Menounos is speaking out about the brutal nature of the entertainment industry, and she's getting real about her brain tumor and the recovery process from that life-changing surgery over the summer.

The TV host spoked with Access Hollywood this week and shared some thoughts about the chronic stress she was under while on camera as much as she'd been the last several years.

Related: Why Maria Waited To Tell Her Parents About Brain Tumor

Looking back at the chain of events that led up to her brain tumor diagnosis and eventual surgery, Menounos pointed the finger partially at chronic stress in her life as a result of juggling so many work responsibilities (below):

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It's Dangerous To Sleep With Your Cell Phone?!

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Um… should we not sleep HOLDING our phones then..?

The California Department of Public Health issued an unexpected warning on Thursday reminding people that — though causation has not been definitely confirmed — studies have suggested that long term cell phone use may be linked to:

-brain cancer
-lower sperm counts
-headaches and effects on learning and memory, hearing, behavior, and sleep.

The best suggestion for safety the CDPH has is to keep your phone at a distance, like using a headset while talking (check), setting the phone somewhere away from you while downloading or streaming (how does that work?), and carrying it in a bag rather than your pocket or inside your bra (yes, it really says that).

Related: Twitter Responds To FCC Voting To Kill #NetNeutrality!

But the most surprising one to us was something we'd never even considered!

"Don't sleep with your phone in your bed or near your head. Unless the phone is off or in airplane mode, keep it at least a few feet away from your bed."

Um, what?

If you sleep with your phone inches away from your head like so many of us do, mayyyyybe time to rethink that.

[Image via E!.]

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Transplant Surgeon Pleads Guilty To CARVING HIS INITIALS Into Patients' Organs!

| Filed under: Legal MattersHealthCrazzzzyViral: News

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What in the health?

A top surgeon in the U.K. has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault after carving his initials into the livers of patients.

Simon Bramhall, a renowned transplant surgeon (that's not him above, that's Dr. Giggles), was suspended back in 2013 after a fellow doctor spotted "SB" on a patient's liver. After an investigation, Dr. Bramhall eventually admitted to using an argon beam, a laser used to cauterize tiny bleeds, to burn the letters onto patients.

Related: John McCain Hospitalized Over 'Normal Side Effects' From Cancer Treatment

The case is so strange, prosecutor Tony Badenoch called it "without legal precedent in criminal law."

Whether Bramhall's ability to practice will be removed based on the criminal conviction remains to be seen. A former patient named Tracy Scriven defended him to the Birmingham Mail in 2014, saying:

"Even if he did put his initials on a transplanted liver, is it really that bad? I wouldn't have cared if he did it to me. The man saved my life."

Crazy! How wold you feel if YOUR doctor branded you with a tiny little tattoo you couldn't see??

[Image via Universal Pictures.]

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John McCain Hospitalized Over 'Normal Side Effects' From His Cancer Treatment

| Filed under: PolitikJohn McCainHealthCancerJoe Biden

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Senator John McCain is back in the hospital.

On Wednesday, the Arizona senator's office released a statement to explain that McCain was hospitalized in order to deal with side effects related to his cancer treatment. Specifically, the seasoned politician is currently checked in at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy."

Related: Meghan McCain Just Got Married At Her Father's Ranch!

The statement elaborated:

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Watch As Joe Biden Consoles Meghan McCain Over Her Father's Cancer — The Same Kind That Killed Biden's Son

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Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, you can't help but be moved by this moment…

On Wednesday, Joe Biden paid a visit to The View where cohost Meghan McCain immediately got choked up when discussing the former Vice President's late son Beau.

Related: Meghan McCain Just Got Married At Her Father's Ranch!

In July, father John McCain was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, which also claimed Beau's life.

When the 33-year-old began crying, the politician went over and consoled her, adding:

"There is hope… And if anybody can make it, your dad [can]."

Biden is also optimistic about "breakthroughs that are occurring now," regarding potential treatment options and cures.

"There's a lot of things happening. Any of you who have somebody who is diagnosed with gliobastoma, which is about as bad as it gets, there's breakthroughs that are occurring now… And it can happen tomorrow."

WATCH the emotional clip (below):

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Jimmy Kimmel Returns To Late Night With His Son Billy For An Emotional Plea To Save Children's Health Care — Watch!

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Billy Kimmel is officially one heart surgery away from a clean bill of health!

But Jimmy Kimmel's fight to preserve affordable health care is far from over, as many other children are at risk due to Congress letting the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) run out of federal funding.

Despite bipartisan support for the program in the past two decades, Congress has yet to renew funding for CHIP — which covers around nine million American kids whose parents don't have access to affordable coverage through their jobs but still make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

Video: Tracee Ellis Ross Wrote A Children's Book On Sexual Harassment!

On his first day back hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian brought little Billy out during his monologue on Monday night to tell viewers how they can help save this "life and death program for American kids."

Ch-ch-check out Kimmel's latest emotional healthcare plea (above) — and call (202) 225-3121 to speak with representatives in the House and Senate to fix this situation.

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