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How the 80/20 rule helped this woman lose weight

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:51:00 GMT

Try this mental shift to eat better and lose weight.

Doc About Matchmaking for HIV Patients Explores 'Human Cost of Loneliness'

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:40:00 GMT

"Lovesick," a documentary that follows a matchmaking doctor and two of her patients with HIV, is scheduled to premiere at DOC NYC on Nov. 15

CTE transformed ex-NFL star into 'other person'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:20:35 GMT

Brain scan technology offers hope deadly CTE can be diagnosed in time to help living NFL veterans, and their families, cope with the diagnosis.

'Biological Big Brother'? This Pill Will Track Your Meds

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:25:30 GMT

The FDA approved a new pill that tells whether patients took their Abilify pills, but some people are calling it a "biological big brother".

Baby died from marijuana overdose, doctors claim

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:55:56 GMT

Two poison control doctors from Colorado claim that a patient they treated, an 11-month-old baby boy, died from an overdose of marijuana.

Are you switching up your workouts too much?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:33:01 GMT

If you want to make headway towards a fitness goal, consistency is key.

Scan showed CTE in NFL player while still alive

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:13:06 GMT

A brain scan showed CTE in ex-NFL player Fred McNeill before he died

'We're Failing Patients': Doctor Calls for Changes

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:20:40 GMT

Doctors can indeed save a life, but can also leave patients emotionally battered.

The Health Risks of Vaping

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:50:00 GMT

If you think your vaping habit is harmless, think again.

Millions of kids at risk of losing health insurance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:23:00 GMT

The deadline for renewing CHIP, the federal health insurance program for low-income children, passed while legislators were busy squabbling over Obamacare.

What makes a good apology? These four things.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:05:00 GMT

First rule: The apology isn't about you.

8 things dogs can teach us about worrying so much

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:08:00 GMT

Tom Baker was a chronic worrier until his dog Mango taught him to live in the moment.

3 simple ways to go on a Facebook diet starting today

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:54:00 GMT

According to research, the average time spent on Facebook is 55 minutes. How much time are you spending?

Gates Offers $100 Million to Fight Alzheimer's

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:28:07 GMT

Bill Gates has promised to invest $100 million to fight Alzheimer's disease.

FDA Cracks Down on Kratom, Angering Fans

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:49:11 GMT

Kratom can kill you and doesn't belong on the market, the FDA says.

7 steps for getting through a panic attack

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:49:00 GMT

A blueprint for managing a panic attack as it's happening.

Medicare leaves seniors behind, study finds

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:38:00 GMT

Medicare may be the best the U.S. has to offer, but it still falls behind health systems in other countries, a Commonwealth Fund survey finds.

What a bartender wants you to know about work stress

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:35:00 GMT

Think you're stressed out on the job? Try being behind a bar.

African-Americans face more pollution-related health hazards, report

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:57:00 GMT

African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of pollution-related health problems caused by the location of oil and gas refineries, according to a new study.

Why Your Flu Shot Won't Work Well This Year

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:01:38 GMT

Flu shots don't work very well because they are grown in eggs, researchers say. Mutations caused by growing virus in eggs causes poor flu vaccine effectiveness.

Brokers Pick Up Obamacare Sign-Up Slack

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:02:58 GMT

Federal support has been slashed for navigators and others who help people choose Affordable Care Act health plans. Insurance brokers may pick up the slack.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean Yours Might Be Too High Now

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:07:10 GMT

New hypertension guidelines mean high blood pressure starts at a reading of 130/80, lower than previous guidelines.

North Korea soldier's 10-inch parasite hints at desperate diet

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT

Huge parasites and corn kernels in the stomach of a North Korean defector confirm fears about the country's desperate food and hygiene situation.

3 snacking myths that are hurting your health

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:56:00 GMT

Snacking is often seen as a diet sin, but the habit can actually support your health goals.

Breast Cancer May Return Even 20 Years Later

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:04:37 GMT

Breast cancer survivors risk having cancer come back as long as 20 years, a study finds. The risk of recurrence is higher the more advanced their cancer was.