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Benzodiazepines: America's 'Other Prescription Drug Problem'

Drew was in his early 30s. His medical history included alcohol abuse, but he had been sober for several months when he became my patient.<p>His previous doctor had given him a prescription for Ativan, or lorazepam, which is frequently used to allay tremors and seizures from alcohol withdrawal.<p>My …

Pharma

Third of early deaths could be prevented by everyone giving up meat, Harvard says

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.<p>Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated.<p>Recent figures …

Diets

The 4 Best Cycling Workouts

There are as many ways to train as there are coaches, plans, online articles, and books. Even seasoned riders can get lost in the sea of intensity zones, HIIT workouts, mobility moves, plyometrics, strength work, and core training. That’s because coaching and training advice trickles down from the …

Cycling

Religion vs Spirituality - What's the Difference?

Is Religion Organized Spirituality? Is Spirituality Personalized Religion?<p>One popular idea is that there exists a distinction between two different …

This Is What It's Actually Like to Live With Bipolar Disorder

A lot of people only know bipolar disorder as it's shown on TV or in movies. You know the trope: One minute characters are catatonically depressed, …

How Your Zodiac Sign Helps You Understand Your Sexual Desires

Sex is complicated. And figuring out your own preferences is a lifelong process that can take lots of trial and error. If, of all things, astrology …

7 Meditative Steps That Will Help You Manifest The New Year You Deserve

Imagine you had the ability to create the world of your absolute dreams around you. According to the law of attraction (also known as …

Spirituality

5 signs you could be low in vitamin D

A lack of sunshine during the Great British Winter isn't just problematic for your skin (patchy dry spots anyone?) or for your tolerance of others on the tube.<p>It can also be responsible for long-term health problems such as a vitamin deficiency, which can lead to bigger problems later on. Not ideal.<p>…

4 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins Docs Swear by To Lose Belly Fat

Taking an anti-inflammatory vitamin can help you trim inches off of your waistline.<p>[Photos: Shutterstock]<p>Vitamin D<p>A University of Minnesota study …

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

This Ginormous Mattress Could Make Co-Sleeping So Much Easier

Parents everywhere, rejoice! There's finally a bed big enough for you and your L.O.s.<p>Though the scientific community continues to debate the pros and cons of the practice, plenty of families co-sleep. In fact, research from 2013 published in <i>JAMA Pediatrics</i> found that nearly half -- 45 percent -- of …

This is what it's like to date someone when you have bipolar disorder

Mental illness is not always the easiest topic to broach, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight back and work to start conversations about this …

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Mindfulness

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks They're Fat (From Someone Who Is)

Darling,<p>I know how difficult things have gotten—how cold and raw your days have become. And I have never loved you more than I do today.<p>You Might …

Cannabis does not cause anxiety or depression, says study

Cannabis use apparently does not increase the risk of anxiety or depression, according to a new study.<p>Despite long being linked to problems in mental health, the drug may now have been dropped in the clear – with Columbia University finding no connection in a survey of 35,000 American adults.<p>In the …

Depression

Medical Technology Makes 'Time of Death' Harder to Pinpoint

Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.<p>We tried our best, but CPR, an injection of epinephrine, and 360 joules of electricity all failed to restart Mrs. Melnyk’s heart. When everybody on the resuscitation …

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

Psychedelia

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Mental Illness and the African Woman

December 04, 2014<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Nancy Laws</b><p>It took me three years to tell my family that I suffered from anxiety and panic disorder. Even then, I …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

1 in 3 Adults Drink Excessively, but Aren't Alcoholics, CDC Finds

About a third of U.S. adults drink excessively, but most of these people are not alcoholics, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease …

Alcohol