Andie Gressee

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Laziness and lack of sleep can shorten your life, especially when combined, study says

You already know that smoking is bad for you and that drinking too much alcohol may shorten your life. Now a new study says that spending too much time in a chair and depriving yourself of necessary sleep should join a short list of behaviors known to increase your risk of premature death.<p>Sedentary …

RANKED: the best fast food in America

And there are countless options across the country, from the Golden Arches to Chipotle.<p>But with so many choices, one wonders: where is the best burger? Where are the finest fries? Who has the choicest chicken nuggets? And where can you get the best breakfast, fast?<p>Over the past few months, we've …

Generation meds: the US children who grow up on prescription drugs

In America, medication is becoming almost as much a staple of childhood as Disney and McDonald’s. Kids pack their pills for school or college along with their lunch money. Some are taking drugs for depression and anxiety, others for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The right drugs …

Medicine

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. For two weeks she was stuck indoors, before she was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder and began to get the help she …

Top 10

I Went to "Meditation University" and Learned How to Treat My Panic Attacks and Anxiety With Mindfulness

The first serious panic attack I can remember having -- not "I'm a little nervous" but "My heart is exploding through my chest and I might possibly die" -- was at 22.<p>I was in a staff meeting at my job editing test preparation materials, where I spent most of my time trying to sneak subversive …

Meditation

Paris attacks: Anonymous declares war on Islamic State

Hacker group Anonymous says in a video that it will "hunt" Islamic State after its terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday<p>Anonymous has posted a video declaring war against Islamic State following a series of terror attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people dead.<p>The hacker group, …

Cyber-attacks

Obama on Paris Attacks: 'ISIS Is the Face of Evil'

President Obama on Monday stressed solidarity with the French people after deadly attacks rocked that nation and defended his administration's policy in fighting ISIS.<p>"ISIS is the face of evil," Obama said at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Antalya,Turkey. "Our goal is to... destroy this …

Middle East

9 things to do on Sunday night to set yourself up for a successful week

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel a bit of trepidation on …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern …

Middle East

Victory proves elusive in Saudi king's Yemen war | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - In Yemen’s humid southern port of Aden, Saudi Arabian soldiers in armoured cars patrol streets where jihadists lurk. In Marib, east of the capital Sanaa, they fight alongside tribesmen in the hills. From the skies above, their jets fire down missiles.<p>Houthi militants secure the …

Middle East

US May Be Complicit in War Crimes in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has been overshadowed by the crisis in Syria, though the former accounted for more deaths by explosions than any other conflict during the first seven months of this year.<p>Eight months after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies began an aerial campaign against the Houthi rebels, …

Middle East

A forgotten war in the Middle East takes its toll on civilians

The masked militants stormed the halls of the College of Education building at Yemen's Aden University, attacking staff members and posting stark warnings of consequences for failure to comply with Islamic law.<p>"The Mujahideen brothers of the<p>Islamic Statehold you responsible for [this]," admonished …

Middle East

Two contractors held in Yemen do not work for United Nations | News Home | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday that two contractors detained by authorities in Yemen’s capital Sanaa were not working for the world body, but were instead employed by a company that manages a facility used by the United Nations.<p>U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the …

North Africa

As Yemen conflict drags on, women’s vulnerability grows

<b>HARADH, Yemen –</b> Conditions for Yemeni women and girls are deteriorating as the conflict in Yemen drags on. The stress and chaos of the crisis, …

Treating HIV/AIDS as Conflict Rages in Yemen

<i>In Yemen, the poorest country on the Arabian Peninsula, more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS are receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.</i> …

Fighting in Yemen's third largest city of Taiz kills over 33 people in the past 24 hours

Yemeni security officials say fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents has killed over 33 people in Taiz, Yemen's third-largest city.<p>The officials said Tuesday that 21 rebels, known as Houthis, died in airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition that opposes them. Eight civilians died when their …

Saudi Arabia - Yemen: A Well Of Creativity

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Saudi Arabia

Iran warships escort cargo vessel toward Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an Iranian cargo ship that is flanked by two warships and heading …

Middle East

For Yemen, cyclone was bad, but the war is worse

Aid has begun to reach Yemeni victims of Cyclone Chapala. But as serious as the storm was, international aid workers are concerned about an even bigger problem: Yemen's civil war.<p>On Wednesday relief flights from Oman and the United Arab Emirates brought tons of aid to Socotra, the Yemeni island …

Cyclone Megh Makes Direct Hit on Socotra; Second Final Landfall In Yemen (RECAP)

Cyclone Megh made a direct hit on Yemen's Socotra Island Nov. 8 and then made a final landfall in mainland Yemen on Nov. 10, local time.<p>This came on …

Region feels ripples from Yemen's turmoil as embassies close

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, …

Middle East

Yemen rebels detain 2 Americans at Sanaa airport

<b>UNITED NATIONS</b> -- United Nations officials say two American contractors have been detained at the airport inYemen's capital, Sanaa, which is …