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Mood Disorders: What Is Jesse Jackson Jr. Being Treated For?

Amanda L. Chan | 13 July 2012 | Healthy Living
A mood disorder is the reason behind U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s medical leave of absence, according to news reports. The Democratic Congressman from Illinois, 47, is "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder," according to a statement, as reported...

Cranberries Effective At Preventing UTI In Some People: Study

Amanda L. Chan | 12 July 2012 | Healthy Living
If you want to lower your risk of painful urinary tract infections, a large new review of studies suggests you should turn to a little red fruit. Researchers from National Taiwan University Hospital and the National Taiwan University College of Medicine analyzed the results of 13 studies that included...

Odanacatib: Osteoporosis Drug Reduces Fracture Risk In Trial

Reuters | 11 September 2012 | Healthy Living
* Regulatory filings planned for first-half 2013 * Merck shares rise 3.1 percent in after-hours trade July 11 (Reuters) - A pivotal trial of Merck & Co's experimental osteoporosis drug odanacatib has shown that it reduces fracture risk, prompting outside monitors to recommend that the study be stopped early. News...

Chicken Superbugs May Be Responsible For Drug-Resistant Bladder Infections In 8 Million Women

Amanda L. Chan | 13 July 2012 | Healthy Living
Superbugs in chickens could be an underlying cause of antibiotic-resistant bladder infections in 8 million women, according to a new ABC News report. In the ABC News investigation, McGill University researchers said their research suggests drug-resistant E. coli in chickens may be transferred to humans and

Eye Movements Don't Reveal Lying, Study Suggests

Amanda L. Chan | 11 September 2012 | Healthy Living
By Steve Mirsky (Click here for the original article and podcast) The eyes are the windows to the soul. As such they can reveal if someone is lying, right? Cop shows, advice shows, even some organizational training courses hold that if somebody looks up and to the...

Honest Toddler: The Twitter Sensation's 50 Greatest Tweets

Lori Fradkin | 12 July 2012 | Parents
"Not potty trained. Not trying." That's the short bio you'll find when you visit Honest Toddler's very popular Twitter account. The tweets there are presumably written by his mom, but they're expressed in the tell-it-like-it-is voice of a child who doesn't miss anything and is into pretty...

Major Phobias Could Lead To Faster Aging, Health Problems

Amanda L. Chan | 12 July 2012 | Healthy Living
By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) Do you get panicky in wide-open spaces? Tight, closed ones? What about in high places or—eek!—around arachnids? If these fears are frequent or debilitating, you might have a phobic anxiety. And you would not be alone—at...

Nearly One-Third Of People With Tattoos Regret Getting One: Study

Amanda L. Chan | 14 July 2012 | Healthy Living
Nearly a third of people with tattoos regret getting one, according to a small new survey out of the United Kingdom. The survey findings, presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists, showed that men were more likely to have tattoo regret than women. Tattoo...

Weird Food Allergies: Wine, Sesame Seeds And More

Meredith Melnick | 13 July 2012 | Healthy Living
About 90 percent of reported food allergies are reactions to the same eight foods, according to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, an advocacy organization that provides research and education on allergies. Those foods are: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. But what about...

Alzheimer's Brain Changes Occur 25 Years Before Memory Problems: Study

Reuters | 11 September 2012 | Healthy Living
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, July 11 (Reuters) - The first Alzheimer's-related changes begin to develop some 25 years before memory and thinking problems appear, according to a new study that may offer a valuable guide for companies looking to test new treatments in people at an earlier stage. The study,...

Top Holidays: Visitors Rate Favourite Hotels Around World

Sarah O'Meara | 12 July 2012 | UK Lifestyle
It's all very well fashionable travel editors telling us which hotels to frequent this summer. But have you ever wondered where other tourists might advise you to go? This year, Expedia has revealed the hotels where their users most love to loll around the pool and relax over sundowners. Using...

Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease: Potent Form Of Common Child Illness Deadly In Asia

Amanda L. Chan | 11 September 2012 | Healthy Living
HANOI, Vietnam — Tran Minh Giang has spent more than a third of his young life in a Vietnamese hospital, and it could be many months more before he can go home. All for a disease that in Asia is as common as chicken pox, and usually about as severe....

Obamas' Nutrition And Fitness Routines: White House Staffers Tell All

Amanda L. Chan | 13 July 2012 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON -- The White House staff is spilling details about Obama family life, from the first family's fitness regime to their eating habits. White House chef Sam Kass and personal trainer Cornell McClellan answered questions about working for the Obamas as they read to more than 100 children Wednesday at...

Property Porn: Waterside Homes With Breathtaking Views (PICTURES)

Kyrsty Jade Hazell | 13 July 2012 | UK Lifestyle
In your imagination, does your dream home tend to have spectacular river, lake or sea views? Well you're not alone. Water has a calming effect on mind and body that can help you reconnect with your spiritual side after a hectic day. Click here for stunning gardens with...

Why Do People Fall In Love? 8 Scientific Reasons

Rebecca Zamon | 12 July 2012 | Canada Living
By Jennifer Acosta Scott Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH People fall in love every day — but when a twosome goes completely gaga over one another, what’s going on in their brains? Over the past few decades, many researchers have looked at the so-called “rules...

Health Watchdog Warning Over Unlicensed Arthritis Arthroplex Treatment

Kyrsty Jade Hazell | 12 July 2012 | UK Lifestyle
Arthritis sufferers have been warned not to buy a potentially dangerous unlicensed treatment that claims to relieve symptoms, by a Government watchdog. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have said that Arthroplex capsules and gel are "unlicensed and unproven". ...

Hypochondria: How To Cope

Sarah Klein | 12 July 2012 | Healthy Living
By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health Headache? It must be a brain tumor. Bruise on your leg? Leukemia. Slightly nauseous? Either cancer or a heart attack. Welcome to the life of a hypochondriac. We've become a nation of them, says Catherine Belling, an assistant professor of...

How Long Ago Did You Buy Your Mattress, Pillows And Sheets? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Sarah Klein | 12 July 2012 | Healthy Living
While we continue to learn more and more about the troublesome consequences of not getting enough sleep, when it comes to shuteye, it isn't all bad news. In fact, a recent survey from the National Sleep Foundation found that 76 percent of people say that they...

Migraine Relief: 15 Natural Ways To Ease The Pain

Sarah Klein | 13 July 2012 | Healthy Living
If you've ever had a migraine, you know that when the first symptoms strike, it's time to find relief -- and fast. And when you find something that works, you stick with it. For many, migraine relief comes in the form of an over-the-counter or prescription medication. But the relief...

What Is This Vegetable? Obscure Summer Produce You Should Be Eating

Meredith Melnick | 12 July 2012 | Healthy Living
We all have a roster of fruits and veggies that we know and love (or tolerate), but occasionally we're thrown for a loop: what is this oddly colored root? Is that a tomatillo or a type of berry? Farmer's markets, CSA boxes and friends' gardens can all be the source...
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