Ten years ago, I began my weight-loss journey — one that lasted for 13 humbling months and concluded with me losing 135 pounds. I More »Weight-Loss Win: Andie Lost 135 Pounds And Gained A Sense Of Strength
Jean Sharon Abbott lived more than three decades trapped inside her own body. She could barely move her arms or legs, and she needed help with even the simplest of tasks. Then, one day, when she was 33 years old, everything changed. More »This Woman Spent Decades Unable to Control Her Limbs. Then One Day Everything Changed.
Another study has found no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (called the MMR vaccine). This time, the finding comes from a study of children at high risk of developing autism. (Photo: Corbis) More »Measles Vaccine Not Linked With Autism, Even In High-Risk Kids
A 21-year-old British woman died on April 12 after accidentally overdosing on diet pills she bought online that contained the toxic ingredient dinitrophenol (DNP). Eloise Aimee Parry took eight tablets that contained the drug, her mother, Fiona Parry, said in a statement that she posted online. (Two tablets was a lethal dose.) More »Young Woman Dies After DNP Diet Pills Bought Online ‘Burned Her From Within’
In the run up to summer, many of us will be apprehensively digging out our bikinis and swim shorts. We’re only human, and naturally the thought baring-all on the beach makes us a little nervous after the winter months. But that’s no reason to crash diet. We all have that one friend who eats whatever they like when they like, until the dreaded pre-holiday panic sets in and they switch to strictly lettuce. All to shed a few pounds… Does it ever work? Perhaps in the short-term, but the long-term effects make crash dieting simply not worth it. Severely restrictive meal plans are in many cases unhealthy and unattainable. Here are 5 reasons to skip fad diets. More »What Crash Dieting Does To Your Body
A large-scale study has shown that over-supplementation could be very bad for our health. More »Warning: Too Many Dietary Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk
On his Thursday show, Dr. Mehmet Oz will address his critics’ calls for his dismissal from his position as the vice chair of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University, according to news reports. More »Dr. Oz To Address Critics On Thursday Show
Whether you’re finding it tough at home or feel overwhelmed at the office, a 5-minute break can be just what the doctor ordered. Stress can do horrible things to the body, leaving you without energy, suffering from aches and pains, and more susceptible to illness. Sometimes we all need to step outside our little bubble and simply not think at all! Many find it impossible to relax. Sure, you might sit in front of the TV for a couple of hours in the evening, but even then your mind isn’t taking a break from work/ responsibilities. If anything, it can make matters worse, as we feel guilty for neglecting our to-do list in favour of watching programme after programme. If you struggle to make time for yourself, start by dedicating just 5 minutes to relaxation. Here are 10 quick ways to de-stress. More »10 Ways To Relax In 5 Minutes
Turns out, all obesity was not created equal. More »There Are 6 Types Of Obesity — And Each Should Be Treated Differently
The biggest excuse for not eating breakfast is that we haven’t enough time. Hectic school runs and busy commutes always get in the way of a delicious breakfast, leaving our stomach grumbling by 10am. Or maybe you’re just bored of the same old breakfast meals – please, no more cereal! If you like the idea of a morning bite to eat that doesn’t clash with your busy schedule, look no further. We’ve 7 quick and healthy breakfast ideas for those always on the go. More »7 Quick Healthy Breakfasts For Busy People
Lane Bryant's #IMNOANGEL campaign seems progressive, but it's still plain old body-shaming - albeit in a more curvaceous package. More »Every woman has a real body, even Victoria's Secret models
Most people know Dr. Mehmet Oz as America’s most famous doctor, occupying the coveted 4pm TV spot with his daily series, “The Dr. Oz Show”. More »Group Of Doctors Asks Columbia University To Fire Dr. Oz
Men’s Health is looking for a guy who is “fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example” to be one of their cover stars. The magazine, which usually features the hunky Hemsworths, Zac Efrons, and David Beckhams of the world all oiled-up and shirtless, is crowdsourcing a non-famous man for an upcoming issue. And the publication’s leader, which is determined by Facebook votes, so far is surprising (if only because I lack faith in the heart and decency of humanity). More »Trans Guy Aydian Dowling (Maybe) Covering “Men’s Health” Is a Really Big Deal
A new blood test will be able to accurately predict whether a woman will develop breast cancer within two to five years. Tests like this are in development for Alzheimer’s and heart disease, too. But would you want to know? More »Coming This Summer: A Blood Test That Predicts Breast Cancer
This harmful experience can greatly increase someone’s odds for having depression — more so if you’re genetically prone to it. (Photo: Corbis) More »The Number One Cause Of Depression — Everywhere
If you hate the gym, you’re not alone. Even regular gym goers get tired of the same old faces, same old machines and same old workouts. Whether you refuse to fork out hundreds of pounds for a membership or simply fancy a change of scenery, there are ways you can tone your body in time for summer, without going to the gym. Try revamping your exercise regime with our top 6 fun fitness trends. Don’t worry; there isn’t a treadmill in sight! More »6 Fun Fitness Trends That Don't Need A Gym
An over-the-counter med for everyday aches and pains may be taking away more than just your physical discomfort. More »Acetaminophen Blunts Both Positive And Negative Emotions
Harley Jo Skorpenske, who has Lupus, found this note on her car windshield in a CVS parking lot. More »Mom's Open Letter To Handicap Parking Shamer Reminds Us That 'Ghost Illnesses' Deserve Respect
Supplements are a widely contested subject. On the one hand you have those who rely on their daily supplement fix to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and on the other you have the cynics who steer clear of the stuff. But what’s the general consensus? Does anybody have concrete evidence that they make a positive difference, or will it just continue to be debated until the end of time? More and more studies suggest that supplements aren’t as effective as we first believed. Only recently, sports supplements came under fire with headlines claiming “fast food helps you recover from exercise just as effectively as sports supplements.” Many claim to be a miracle cure; a supplement a day keeps the doctor away. And with so many supplements to chose from: protein, herbal, vitamin, fatty acids – who knows what’s right or wrong? To help make sense of the supplement debate, here are a few things to be aware of. More »What Supplements Do I Really Need?
If you ever thought your spouse raised your blood pressure, you now have a study to prove it. More »High Blood Pressure? Feel Free To Blame Your Spouse
There’s no avoiding it: 21st century life is just stressful. Everyone thinks they’ve got what it takes to be magical multitaskers, juggling a busy career, hectic family life and cherished personal hobbies in whatever precious time they can find. But soon enough it all catches up with you. Leave no room for ‘me time’ and you’ll inevitably become tired, irritable and stressed. In an increasingly mobile world, what better way to relax than with the help of your smartphone? If you struggle meditating or rarely set aside time for yourself, skip Candy Crush and give these apps a try. More »7 Apps That Stop You Stressing Out
Have you ever stopped for a second and wondered why, when you’re sad, liquid spills out of your eyeballs? It’s even stranger when you consider this: Humans are the only species that cries. While crying doesn’t always feel great in the moment, it’s one of many tactics your body uses to protect itself. More »Why Do Humans Cry?