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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Can You Get Measles if You've Been Vaccinated? Here's What to Know.

People in 21 states have contracted the virus this year.

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I Lost a Hand and a Leg in a Shark Attack. This Is My Story.

"I just thought, 'There’s no way I’m going home today. I’m going to die right now.'"

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption Could Boost Your Sperm Count

The results of a new study on male fertility may surprise you.

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

The dad came into 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.

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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.

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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.