Lindsay Higgins

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This Website Tackles the Silent Epidemic of Men's Depression

There's a suffocating stigma against men who manage depression.<p>It's time to stand up and start the conversation no one is having.<p><i>image via shutterstock</i><p><b>Suffering in Silence</b><p>Recently, a good friend of mine confided in me that they felt a little depressed. Being certified in Mental Health First Aid, I …

Are Your Hands Almost Always Cold? You Might Have Raynaud's Syndrome

My hands are cold almost all of the time. I get cold easily and have a hard time staying warm. When I touch someone, I often have to apologize for having "zombie hands." It has nothing to do with metabolism or body fat. I noticed this issue when I was 14. It was the middle of winter and my bestie …

There's a New Treatment for Severe Depression—With Fewer Side Effects

One of the most common ways to treat for severe depression has been electroconclusive therapy (ECT), where electric currents are passed through the …

To the Parents of James Holmes

<i>The world may blame your son, but we know the truth, and we support you</i><p>Twenty doctors agree that James Holmes has schizophrenia, a mental disorder that has been described as "young person's dementia." But the fact of his illness did not prevent Colorado jurors from finding the young man, who opened …

Mental Health

How the Brain Can Hear Voices That Don't Exist

<b>By Elena Weissmann</b><p>“The auditory hallucinations started at a very young age, maybe around 4. I heard dark voices, men’s voices, very low—in some type …

Neuroscience

What Do A Chlorinator And A Condom Tied To A Catheter Have In Common?

This isn't your average top 30 list. No Taylor Swift song is on it, it doesn't involve sports and it's not a listicle of the Internet's best cat videos. But it does have a device that adds chlorine to water so it's safe to drink — and a condom tied to a catheter that can stop bleeding when a woman …

High Blood Pressure

Holmes will join many other mentally ill inmates in prison

DENVER (AP) — Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, …

Mental Health

Scientists Find Link Between Autism and Genetic Changes

<b>Melbourne:</b> Scientists have discovered a link between autism and genetic changes in some segments of DNA that are responsible for switching on genes …

Vaccines: an ideal covert op to genetically re-engineer humans

Vaccines: an ideal covert op to genetically re-engineer humans<p>Why is the government so maniacal about injecting vaccines?<p>by Jon Rappoport<p>July 11, 2015<p>…

The best albums of 2015 so far

Albums

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Music<p>Prine’s new record proves he hasn’t missed a beat.<p>By Nick Marino2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>With <i>Westworld</i>’s second season just days away, …

Weather

This Photo of a Doctor Grieving His Patient’s Death Will Put Your Day in Perspective

It might also restore your faith in humanity.<p>It's easy to forget when you're dealing with a tough medical situation that doctors are people, too. But this moving image is a good reminder of all the health-care professionals out there who are doing their best to treat their patients—and are just as …

Grieving

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Surgery

A surgeon dishes on the biggest secrets your doctors won’t tell you about the OR—like why obese patients are hardest to operate on.<p>Click-bait …

Medicine

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?<p>By the end …

American Doctors Are Killing Themselves and No One Is Talking About It

It’s estimated that at least 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves every year. Many are struggling with depression, anxiety, or addiction.<p>Greg Miday was a …

Mental Health

A Lifesaving Medicine That My Patient Didn't Get In Time

Every doctor and nurse in our hospital's emergency room knew Jerome. He was one of our regulars.<p>In his 20s, he had back problems that led him to become addicted to prescription painkillers. That habit proved too expensive, and he switched to heroin.<p>Jerome used to come to the ER nearly every week. …

Pharma

Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

Most children with autism get diagnosed around age 5, when they start school. But signs of the developmental disorder may be seen as early as 1 year old.<p>Yet even if a parent notices problems making eye contact or other early signs of autism, some doctors still dismiss those concerns, a study finds, …

Autism

Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

At the Cleveland Clinic's sprawling main campus, Morgan Clay is being discharged early one Tuesday afternoon.<p>Clay arrived a couple of weeks earlier suffering from complications related to acute heart failure. He's ready to go home. But before he can leave, clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee stops by …

Health Care

Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

U.S. adults see various science-related topics much differently than do America's top scientists, with the two groups expressing widely divergent views on the safety of genetically modified foods, climate change, human evolution, the use of animals in research and vaccines, according to a new …

Biology

Understanding doctors' language and hospital code

Photo, Ocean Photography/Veer Images.<p>I walked into my home in midtown Toronto following a night shift in the ER. It was noon on an autumn Saturday …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

The problem isn't if the Germanwings pilot had a mental illness, it's why he hid it

The investigation into the deadly Germanwings crash revealed Friday that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid a psychiatric condition from his employer.<p>While …

An Inside Look At The Mental Health Epidemic Plaguing Homeless Youth

Life in a shelter, exposure to violence, poverty, and inadequate health care all take a toll on homeless children — putting them in greater need of …

Homelessness

The Latest Privacy Risk? Looking Up Medical And Drug Information Online

Your most sensitive web searches (or just your 2 a.m. hypochondria) have become fodder for advertisers and data brokers.<p>If you have cancer, HIV, diabetes, lupus, depression, heart disease—or you simply look up health-related information online—advertisers are watching you. A new paper on what …

The Clay Hunt Act: What the President Just Signed

<b>Today, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Act into law in the East Room of the White House.</b><p>The new suicide prevention law is named in honor of Clay Hunt, an extraordinary young Texan and decorated Marine who served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like too many of our veterans, Clay …

Mental Health

Pregnant Kate Middleton Pays a Visit to Hospital School for Children Suffering From Mental Health Problems

<b>Kate Middleton</b> is the real deal!<p>The pregnant duchess made a private visit to Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in Beckenham, Kent, Monday, …

Mental Health

Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

<i>After years of debating whether to have a second child, my husband, Mark, and I decided to give it a try. Two weeks later, we found a lump. I was 35.</i><p><i>When the diagnosis of breast cancer was made, we learned how treatment could affect fertility; chemo could jump-start menopause. Doctors wouldn't feel</i> …

Cancer