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What's the difference between bipolar I and bipolar II?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes abnormally high and in some cases, low moods. It affects a person's energy levels and their …

Depression

APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.<p>The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several …

Privacy

5 Totally Normal Things That Happen To Everybody During Sex & Are Nothing To Worry About

Sex is undoubtedly one of the most intimate acts you can share with someone, in addition to being an incredibly vulnerable experience. While there’s …

Women's Health

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

How to Overcome Negative Thinking and Live with Hope

Do you have hope for your future? Or do you generally expect negative or disappointing things to happen?<p>I was taught to be negative when I was …

Self-help

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

How Soon Is Soon Enough To Learn You Have Alzheimer's?

Jose Belardo of Lansing, Kansas, spent most of his career in the U.S. Public Health Service. He worked on the frontlines of disasters in places like Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. At home with his three kids and wife, Elaine, he'd always been unfailingly reliable, so when he …

Dementia

Hormone Levels Likely Influence A Woman's Risk Of Alzheimer's, But How?

There's new evidence that a woman's levels of female sex hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, can influence her risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.<p>Women are less likely to develop dementia later in life if they begin to menstruate earlier, go through menopause later, and have …

Dementia

Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking

The woman arrived at the emergency department at Huntington Hospital on New York's Long Island after she was hit by her boyfriend during an argument. Her situation raised concerns among the medical staff, which had recently been trained to be on the lookout for signs of sex trafficking.<p>An …

Health Care

Ticks And Lyme Disease: 3 Factors Determine Risk Of Infection

<i>Editor's note: This story was updated on July 25 to include additional information about the length of time a tick must be attached to transmit Lyme disease bacteria.</i><p>So you've found a tick, and it's sucking your blood.<p>After an initial wave of revulsion, you carefully remove it with a pair of …

Disease

Majority Of Americans Don't Want Roe v. Wade Overturned

Three-quarters of Americans think the Supreme Court should not overturn the landmark <i>Roe v. Wade</i> ruling that made abortion legal nationwide, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.<p>But that result includes a degree of nuance.<p>Just 17 percent say they support overturning <i>Roe</i> outright. Another 24 …

Pro-choice Movement

Marines Who Fired Rocket Launchers Now Worry About Their Brains

Chris Ferrari was just 18 the first time he balanced a rocket launcher on his right shoulder and aimed it at a practice target.<p>"Your adrenaline's going and you're trying to focus on getting that round to hit, and then you go to squeeze that trigger and, you know."<p>Boom!<p>The report is loud enough to …

Military

New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person's body with a single dose.<p>But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure …

Public Health

Some Doctors, Patients Balk At Medicare's 'Flat Fee' Payment Proposal

The Trump administration announced a plan Friday that would affect about 40 percent of the payments physicians receive from Medicare. Not everybody's pleased.<p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services calls its proposed plan a historic effort to reduce paperwork and improve patient care. But …

Health Care

Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted Applicants

It's hard enough for employers to find workers to fill open jobs these days, but on top of it, many prospective hires are failing drug tests.<p>The Belden electric wire factory in Richmond, Ind., is taking a novel approach to both problems: It now offers drug treatment, paid for by the company, to job …

Employment

Which Water Is Best For Health? Hint: Don't Discount The Tap

You can buy water with electrolytes, minerals or completely "purified." You can buy it with the pH changed to make it alkaline. You can purify your own tap water or even add nutrients back into it. But after seeing a video of a pricey, high-tech filter (about $400 U.S. on sale) that you can monitor …

Water

How The Brain Helps You Sing Or Say What You Mean

Read these sentences aloud:<p><i>I</i> never said she stole my money.<p>I <i>never</i> said she stole my money.<p>I never <i>said</i> she stole my money.<p>Emphasizing any one of the words over the others makes the string of words mean something completely different. "Pitch change" — the vocal quality we use to emphasize words — is …

Neuroscience

America's Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Crisis, Explained

<b>Updated August 16</b><p>After consuming what is suspected to be tainted synthetic marijuana, known as K2, more than 70 people overdosed Wednesday in New Haven, Conn. Last month, more than 300 people similarly overdosed in Washington, D.C. in a two-week period. The reported overdoses are offering a glimpse …

Public Health

Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated.<p>A growing body of evidence finds that being just a little dehydrated is tied to a range of subtle effects — from mood changes to muddled thinking.<p>"We find that when people …

Wellness

Heading May Be Riskier For Female Soccer Players Than Males

The first rule of soccer is pretty obvious: don't use your hands. But soccer's signature move, heading the ball, can cause a detectable impact on players' brains. And according to a study published Tuesday in Radiology, female players are more sensitive to the impact than males.<p>The study authors …

The Brain

Price Of HIV Test Falls, Raising Hopes In Global AIDS Fight

The U.N. has an incredibly ambitious goal of wiping out HIV transmission by the year 2030.<p>But global health experts say they can't execute that plan without a cheaper way to monitor the health of millions of HIV patients.<p>The Clinton Health Access Initiative, along with several other development …

Public Health

WATCH: The Science Behind Why Some Bullets Are More Destructive Than Others

Each year, more than 100,000 Americans are shot. And the wounds to bone and tissue caused by specially designed bullets also are getting more severe, according to surgeons.<p>Not all bullets are created equal. The energy of a bullet is determined by its mass and speed, and its wounding potential …

Science

Under New Rules, Cheaper 'Short-Term' Health Care Plans Now Last Up To 3 Years

People who don't get insurance through their jobs will now be able to buy short-term policies that may be cheaper than Affordable Care Act coverage. These plans won't have to cover as many medical services and are exempt from covering people with pre-existing conditions.<p>The departments of Health …

Health Care

Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History

The poolside confrontations keep coming.<p>This summer, a black boy was harassed by a white woman in South Carolina; a black woman was asked to provide identification by a white man in North Carolina; and a black man wearing socks in the water had the police called on him by a white manager of an …

Civil Rights

How to Get Help With Your Medical Bills

After a 10-day hospital stay for a heart condition in January 2016, Bill Townsend racked up a $134,000 bill. The 59-year-old comic-book store owner …

Health Care

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?

Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems …

Holistic Medicine

Cellular mechanism may change cancer treatment

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer throughout the body, is a complex process that researchers are trying to understand and ultimately prevent. New …

Cancer Cells

How to plan the perfect healthy day, according to traditional Chinese medicine

Most of us think of the body clock, or circadian rhythm, as the internal system that regulates when we fall asleep and wake up. (When it’s dark, you …

Los Angeles

Neurologists Share Exactly How They Deal With Their Migraines

When a migraine strikes, it can feel like your brain has completely turned against you. Cue wearing sunglasses indoors, booking it in the opposite …

Mayo Clinic

8 First Aid Tricks ER Doctors Wish You Knew

From how to stem bleeding to the secret of saving a knocked-out tooth, these are the things you really need to know before an emergency even …

Medicine