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Transgender murder highlights struggle for rights

MANILA - The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a US Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the Philippines but activists say …

LGBTQI

Country Singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman Both Come Out

Not one, but two country music singers publicly revealed they were gay on Thursday, marking a significant event in the country music world.<p>First Ty …

What Really Happens When You're Turned On

Find out why foreplay is great for the mind and body —aside from leading to great sex and a killer orgasm<p>Anyone who’s seen an episode of <i>Masters of …

Paleo 101

<b>What is Paleo?</b><p>The notion of “Paleo” as a diet and lifestyle descriptor developed from the study of evolutionary biology, and the assimilation of …

Functional Movement Exercise

In part one, we discussed how critical it is to perform multi-joint, functional movements that mimic the physical requirements of our hunter-gatherer …

A Brothers' Battle Against Heroin Addiction

<i>This story first appeared at the</i> Patriot Ledger.<p>Earlier this year, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared opioid abuse a public health crisis.<p>It's a subject that hits close to home for two brothers from Abington. Robert "R.J." Ronan, 24, is a recovering heroin addict who has died and been …

Heroin Addiction

Scientists close in on non-addictive opioid painkillers

Opioid painkillers have long been the gold standard for severe pain, but they come with a terrible dark side: They are the main culprits in a prescription drug abuse crisis that has killed thousands across the nation and spawned a resurgence of heroin.<p>Scientists are closing in on creating medicines …

New type of neuron that plays key role in nicotine addiction found

The brain’s reward and stress systems are actually linked, scientists have discovered. Their findings show that in the core of the brain’s reward …

From beauty queen to addict

Jamie France, 23, was crowned Miss Teen Oregon in 2009, was arrested along with two other people after police in Keizer, Oregon, received a …

FDA approves new opioid painkiller said to last 24 hours

Federal regulators gave the green light to a once-a-day opioid pain-relief pill that is up to 24 times more powerful than a single Vicodin but is designed to thwart the immediate release of its full — and potentially lethal — payload.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Hysingla ER, …

Medicine

A global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine

You can't catch attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet the diagnosis and treatment of this behavioral condition is spreading like a …

Quality of life compromised in kids with OCD

While researchers have known for some time that adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have a lower quality of life, a recent study has found that …

Prolonged Negative Thinking May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) may increase a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers from the Institute of …

To the Edge and Back (Living with Bipolar Disorder).

The piece was written in reaction to Robin Williams’ suicide.<p>I wrote the piece because I think a lot of people remain ignorant about depression and …

Pregnancy and childbirth: why mental health care for parents is important

In a new series of articles published in <i>The Lancet</i>, researchers highlight the importance of mental health care of parents during pregnancy and after …

Your Child Should Never Be Your Shoulder to Cry On

Yes, it's tempting. When feeling betrayed, upset, angry and distraught, some divorcing (and divorced) parents can't resist the temptation to use the child who lives with them as their shoulder to cry on and their confidante. These parents burden their children with tales of their ex's excesses, …

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How To Tell If Your Workout Is Too Intense

Pushing yourself too hard can lead to serious problems, including rhabdomyolysis—the condition being linked to CrossFit<p>Whether you’re a CrossFit junkie or not, you’ve probably seen the headlines claiming the fitness craze is to blame for extreme numbers of rhabdomyolysis cases. The condition is …

Exercise

10 Nutritional Deficiencies That May Cause Depression

I’m not sure why more psychiatrists don’t first test for nutritional deficiencies before dispensing Zoloft or Prozac, and especially antipsychotics …

18 Ways to Build Muscle All Day

Shed fat, sculpt muscle, accelerate recovery, and build strength beyond the gym<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the …

4 Must Have Supplements

By Michael A. Smith, MD<p>Enhancing your diet with nutritional supplements will get you closer to optimal health then diet and exercise alone.<p>Now as a …

MINERALS -MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS, BENEFITS, INFORMATION, ARTICLES, LINKS, NEWS, ADVICE

<b>Minerals</b> Minerals are inorganic nutrients that keep the body alive and healthy, and help to prevent and treat serious illness. Minerals and vitamins …

Wellness

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

11 Quick Moves for Insanely Sexy Arms

You won't know what hit you.<p><i>For more workouts you can do at home, check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle channel.</i><p>Want to sculpt your arms and shoulders into seriously sexy shape? These exercises were designed by CosmoBody certified trainer Astrid McGuire to do just that. Grab a set of …

Get a killer core: The 1 workout move you need to tone your abs, arms

Looking to get a killer core and strong, toned arms? Forget wasting hours at the gym — this double duty move is the only workout you need to tone both your upper body and your abs at once, and you can do it anywhere.<p>That's right, it's just one move: <b>The slow mountain climber.</b><p>Holding the plank …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …