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Sally Brown | Posted 01.16.2017 | Green
Sally Brown

Lately there has been a whole lot of talk about golden showers. For most people, showers are something that come in April and fall from the clouds in...

Just FYI, Urine Is Not Actually Sterile

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living

President-elect Donald Trump declared he was a “germaphobe” Wednesday to deflect unverified allegations that he hired sex workers to perform a “...

What Color Should My Pee Be?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Are you practically bursting to know more about pee, but have been too embarrassed to ask your questions aloud? Well, urine for a treat. A stream of p...

The Definitive Answer On Whether It's Safe To Hold In Your Pee

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Is it safe to hold in your pee? Every road tripper, moviegoer and lazy couch-sitter has pondered this question since the beginning of time (or at leas...

Michael Phelps Pees in the Pool, but Science Still Says That's Gross

Inverse | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Catrina Dennis There's a pretty simple rule when it comes to using public swimming pools: don't ...

Does Your Urine Smell? Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Avital Scharf | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Avital Scharf

Now that summer's here, it's important to keep hydrated. But, you know how it is: The more you drink, the more you have to urinate. On a daily basis, ...

Scientists Have Created A Fuel Cell That Runs On Urine -- Yep, Urine

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science

With planet Earth facing a barrage of environmental threats -- namely, fossil fuel depletion, pollution and climate change -- clean, renewable energy ...

You Probably Don't Pee Too Much

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Maybe you're always begging for bathroom breaks on car trips. Maybe you wake up to tinkle twice every night. Maybe you're just worried about the sheer...

3 Stars Who Have Opened Up About Their Pee Problems

Health.com | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Celebs are leaking their very personal bladder issues. We say they deserve a hat tip for changing the conversation about urination.

Chad Johnson Says He Soaked Sore Ankles In Teammates' Urine

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports

We don't want to piss on Chad Johnson's apparent belief in the restorative powers of pee ... ... But it's gross. The former NFL receiver, once known ...

Shoplifting Suspect Leaves Cell Phone, Urine Puddle At Crime Scene: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.03.2016 | Weird News

Urine trouble now. Walton County officials in Florida have arrested a woman on shoplifting charges after finding a cellphone and a puddle of pee -- bo...

What Happens To Your Body When You Hold In Your Pee

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

You're on a roadtrip and you have to pee, but you're not exactly in a convenient place to stop. It's easy to think, "I'll just wait for the next rest ...

Pissed-Off Woman Threw Urine At Neighbor's Home, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2015 | Crime

A 69-year-old woman from Indiana caused almost $3,000 worth of damage to her neighbor's home when she repeatedly threw urine at it, say police. Jackie...

Florida Man Accused Of Tossing Deadly Urine' At Cop

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.28.2015 | Weird News

A Florida man is behind bars after being accused of tossing a liter of "deadly urine" at a police officer. Alfonsa Loftin, of West Palm Beach, was arr...

Why You Should Pee On Your Plants

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 09.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

Depending on which gardening circles you hang with, the concept of urine in the garden may already have surfaced as a discussion topic. So what's the deal? Should you seriously pee on your peas, tinkle on your tomatoes, and take a leak on your lettuce?

Your Pee May Hold a Clue to Your Destiny

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Just like when you really have to go to the bathroom, don't hold it in! Pee is a lifesaver, so at your next physical, ask your physician to check your kidney health with a simple urine test. It holds the key to catching kidney disease, heart disease and so much more!

A Little Number 1 Can Save Your 2 Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Urine testing dates back to Medieval times when doctors made diagnoses based on the "Urine Wheel." Physicians of old used to examine urine with their ...

What You Should Know About The Color Of Your Pee

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living

If your pee is a transparent yellow, you're probably healthy and hydrated. If not, we have a few things to talk about. A new video from AsapScience...

Eliminating Cat Urine Stains and Smells

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat has suddenly taken to wetting your carpet or another area of your home instead of, or in addition to using his litter box, the first thing...

Celebrate Kidney Month! Show Your Kidneys Some Love

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

According to a new report, more than 50 percent of Americans currently aged 30 to 49 will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. So what can you do about this alarming trend? Here are five simple things everyone can do to protect their kidneys and prevent kidney disease.

6 Wacky Health Claims That May Not Be True

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

As a physician and a researcher, I always like to know the source of health advice. Just because something is published in a science journal or reported on the news doesn't mean it's true. You need to look at how a study is designed, as well as decide if it seems to make sense. Here's some health advice that you should think twice about.

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

Why Your Pee Smells (Or Doesn't Smell) Like Asparagus

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.31.2014 | Taste

Oooh, that smell.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

3 Reasons Your Dog's Urine Kills Your Grass -- And What to Do About It

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A question veterinarians get asked all the time by pet owners is, "Why does my dog's urine seem to kill my grass?" And "Is there anything I can do abo...