Melissa Matthews

Health Writer

Melissa Matthews is the health writer at MensHealth.com and has written for Newsweek, Men's Fitness, Inc. and Dr. Oz the Good Life. A health-conscious junk food enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, cake and attempting the latest fitness trend (to compensate for said sweet tooth).

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New Jersey Dad May Lose All His Limbs from Flesh Eating Bacteria

The dad came into contact with the bacteria on a crabbing trip.

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Vape Pen Explodes in Man's Pocket Just Inches From His Penis

The vape pen was only 2 inches from the man's privates when it exploded in his pocket.

The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.

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Machines Are Better Than Doctors at Spotting Skin Cancer

Could artificial intelligence put doctors out of jobs?

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Don't Set Your Alarm: That Weekend Sleep-in Could Help You Live Longer

Go ahead and treat yourself by sleeping in this weekend.

Hotel Pools Are Cesspools of Diarrhea and Bacteria, Says CDC

The CDC has traced thousands of illnesses back to contaminated public pools, hot tubs, spas and waterparks.

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Why Do Some Guys Go Grey Early? Scientists Might Have Found the Reason

Those silver strands could have nothing to do with age.