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The Heart Risk You May Not Know You Have

Your brain and your body are more connected than you think. Here's how mental distress could take a toll on your ticker<p>Feeling blue? Your heart could be at risk, too. Men with mental disorders—including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and others—are more likely to suffer from coronary heart …

Mental Health

The Important Doctor Who May Not Take Your Insurance

Find a mental health provider without shelling out tons of dough<p>Feeling down? You may have to shell out more for treatment: Psychiatrists are significantly less likely to accept insurance than other types of doctors, reports a study from Cornell University.<p>Researchers found only about half of these …

A Gut-Check for Cancer

What grows—or doesn’t grow—in your gut may affect your risk<p>You might call it a beer belly, but really, your gut’s full of bugs. Trillions of tiny bacteria teem through your digestive system, serving important functions such as helping you break down food. Now, new research suggests people with …

Does Antibacterial Soap Work?

The FDA wants companies to prove that antibacterial soaps and body washes are more effective than plain old soap and water. But will they be able to?<p>Here's a soap opera for you: This week, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a new rule targeted at companies that manufacture antibacterial soap …

3 Ways to Stay More Energized

You can learn a lot from your grandparents<p>Always tired? Take a cue from your elders. In a recent study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, seniors felt 28 percent less fatigued than young adults.<p>And before you scoff, know that the researchers did adjust for sleep, kids, jobs, …

Bacon, With a Side of Superbugs?

New rules address antibiotic use in animals—but are you still at risk?<p>Every year, farm animals swallow an estimated 30 million pounds of antibiotics before <i>we</i> swallow <i>them</i>. Many of these medications are the very same type your doctor might prescribe—and health experts fear if these meds are used in …

Does the Flu Shot Work Better for Women?

High testosterone can help you live a longer, happier, and healthier life—but more T might mean more sick days, too<p>The battle of the sexes continues: The flu shot may be more effective for women than men—and according to a new study from Stanford University, testosterone levels could be to blame.<p>In …

Overcome Your Fears—Fast!

Speaking at a wedding? Taking the GMAT? Do this<p>Feeling nervous? Pump yourself up to calm yourself down, finds research from Harvard Business School.<p>Compared to people who attempted to settle their nerves and chill out before speaking in public, those who focused on channeling nervous energy into …

The High Price of Low Testosterone

As a man ages, his hormones slacken, and that can drain his energy, sex drive, and muscle-building ability. Science has an answer, and our guy injected it into his body. Should you do the same?<p>I'm in the bathroom, door locked, staring at the mirror, stripped down to the heart-covered boxers my …

5 Flu Myths Debunked!

Should you really trust in chicken noodle soup?<p>An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but don’t assume all grandma’s adages are true. That one about starving a cold? The truth is actually the opposite: Your body needs nutrients and food compounds to fortify your immune system against viruses and …

The Life-Saver You Take For Granted

You've always had access to clean water. But 783 million other people aren't so lucky<p>Could you live without clean water? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Peter Moore reveals what he saw during his recent trip to India with actor Matt Damon. The mission of Damon's non-profit …

Banish Bad Thoughts in 5 Minutes

This simple exercise will help you see the bright side<p>Change your attitude to change your health. On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Jeffrey Huffman, M.D., director of cardiac psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains how having a positive outlook on life can make you …

What's Water Worth?

Subscribe to Men's Health and you could help a family<p>Can you put a price on clean water and sanitation? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Water.org cofounder Gary White explains how a $25 donation to his organization makes it possible for families to have access to fresh water for life. …

Stop Stressing Out—Stat!

Your worry is wearing you out, and could increase your risk of stroke<p>Take a deep breath. Stress could be taking a toll on your heart, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.<p>Researchers found that men who suffer from severe anxiety symptoms—including feeling unusually worried, …

5 Things Bosses Should Never Do

You may have a corner office, a big paycheck, or a political following, but these flubs will plummet your appeal—and fast track you to the front door<p>Near the top of the list of boss no-nos sits this one: Don’t settle old scores. But if the mounting evidence turns out to be true, someone should have …

4 Sex Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor

Awkward? Yes. But your penis will thank you<p>Turns out, doctors are just as skittish as teens about having “the talk.” Physicians spend an average of just 36 seconds discussing sexuality with young patients, according to a new Duke University study.<p>And while you may not be 16 anymore, there’s a good …

Quiet Anxiety, Depression without Drugs

All it takes is a little time and focus<p>Mind over mood: Just 30 minutes of daily meditation can lower anxiety and depression levels up to 38 percent—about the same amount as an antidepressant, finds a review study from Johns Hopkins University.<p>From a sense of panic to heart palpitations and poor …

The Scary Side Effect of One Sleepless Night

Snooze now—your brain will thank you later<p>Forget hits to the head—just one night of sleep deprivation creates changes in the brain similar to a mild concussion, according to new research from Sweden.<p>The small study was done on 15 healthy guys. One night they got 8 hours of sleep in the lab, and …

Are You Practicing All Wrong?

Working at it 24/7 isn't the best way to get better<p>Give it a rest. Compared to guys who practice non-stop, those who take time off between training sessions achieve better results, finds research from the U.K.<p>After keeping tabs on more than 850,000 online videogame players, the study team found …

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The Habit That Ages You 6 Years

Read this before you order another round!<p>Hit the bottle too hard before you're over the hill and your memory may pay the price: Knocking back more than two drinks a night for 10 years in your middle ages can speed memory loss by up to six years, reports a new study in <i>Neurology</i>.<p>Researchers from …

Which Is Better: Bottled or Tap Water?

Why is one simple question about water so hard to answer?<p>If you still pause at a waiter’s first question—“<i>Is tap water okay</i>?”—you’re not alone. Compared to the previous year, fewer Americans made the switch from bottled to tap water in 2010, according to the most recent data on the topic in a …

Fight Insomnia and Cancer at Once!

Melatonin may have anti-cancer properties<p>Turn in early to turn cancer away. Men with higher melatonin levels—a hormone involved in regulating your sleep-wake cycle—had a 75 percent lower risk of advanced prostate cancer compared to guys with lower levels, according to a new study from the Harvard …

Could a Smile Make Your Meds Work Better?

A new study confirms the effects of positive thinking<p>You know you should heed the glass-half-full mentality—it’s been linked to a longer, happier, and healthier life. But now, Harvard Medical School researchers say that following the old adage could even make you think a drug works better than it …

Can Cold Weather Really Make You Sick?

3 surprising health effects of chilling temps<p>We survived one polar vortex already. So before the next round of glacial temperatures approaches, take steps to protect yourself against these three lesser-known dangers.<p><b>YOUR BRAIN CAN FREEZE.</b> Sure, you’ve heard of people dying of hypothermia. But know …

The Scary Side of Acetaminophen

ER visits from pain meds are more common than you think. The worst part: You may not know you're putting yourself in harm's way<p>You may be hitting the bottle too hard and not even know it. Each year about 8 percent of the 100 million Americans who take acetaminophen visit the ER for accidentally …

6 'No Medicine' Cures!

DIY ways to treat all sorts of health problems<p>Whether you’ve got a headache, are suffering from a nasty flu bug, or are trying to lower your blood pressure, sometimes you don’t want to pop some meds and call it a day. In fact, sometimes you don’t need to. Try these science-backed natural cures and …

Is Obama Right About Weed and Booze?

He doesn't think marijuana is any worse than alcohol, according to a recent interview. Here, two experts give their say on the touchy topic<p>When the President talks, people listen. So, when Obama told <i>The New Yorker</i> that he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, we wondered: Is he …

The Right Time for Your Cup of Joe

Coffee's brain-boosting effects peak after you’ve learned new information—not before—says new research<p>If you swear by knocking back a cup of coffee before that big meeting, presentation, or study session, you could be drinking it all wrong. Swallowing a couple hundred milligrams of caffeine <i>after</i> …

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Is This Why Your Back Still Hurts?

Pain can linger 6 weeks after a car crash—here's how to fight back<p>A car accident is over in seconds, but the pain often lingers. In fact, more than 70 percent of people who visit the emergency room after a car crash still feel pain 6 weeks later, according to a study from the University of North …