Elizabeth Gaughan

166 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @eliza50 | Keep up with Elizabeth Gaughan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Elizabeth Gaughan”

Sleeping Pill Use Raises Car Crash Risk, Study Finds

Sleeping pills such as Ambien and Restoril may double someone’s risk of a car crash — even after their effects should have worn off — and may raise the risk as much as having too much to drink, researchers reported Thursday.<p>A close look at medical and driving records showed that people who took any …

Is This ‘Little Pink Pill’ the Viagra for Women?

An outside panel will evaluate a new drug called Flibanserin seeking FDA approval that could potentially change the sex lives for millions of women.

Introducing .NET Core

At connect(), we announced that .NET Core will be entirely released as open source software. I also promised to follow up with more details on .NET …

This Stunning Photo Series Nails What It Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Disorder

It can be difficult to verbalize what it's like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.<p>In a stunning self-portrait series titled "My Anxious Heart," Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and …

Depression

12 Songs That'll Turn Your Workout Into an Emotional Experience

SyncStudio's tunes will have you leaving the gym totally amped.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, SyncStudio shares one of its recent playlists.</i><p>You know that yoga's all about serenity and mindfulness, but …

Exercise

It Didn't Happen to Me

July 5, 1978. It didn't happen to me. Then why is that date burned into my memory? It didn't happen to me. So I can't be upset.<p>I used to sit on my mother's lap every single morning while she read the paper. I remember her maneuvering around me to eat her Raisin Bran. Day by day, I grew older and …

A Successful Marriage Doesn't Necessarily Require Sleeping In The Same Bed

For many couples, the question of sharing a bed isn't quite the no-brainer one would hope it to be. It intensifies intimacy, but compromises sleep. It builds closeness, but can numb passion.<p>In her 1932 book <i>The Sex Technique in Marriage</i>, author Isabel Hutton suggested that it's important for …

The 'elder orphans' of the Baby Boom generation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recently a 76-year-old man known as HB, whose health had been deteriorating, tried to take his own life and was admitted to North Shore University Hospital on Long Island.<p>Doctors decided that HB would not be able to go back to living by himself because of his condition and complications …

Health Care

How Will You Be Bolder and Braver?

<b>I want to be bolder and braver with this one life of mine.</b><p>I want to be able to say that I told the people I love, just how much I love them. And that I loved them with the fullness and enormous capacity my heart has always had. With no conditions, no attachments, and no boundaries. I want to be …

How I Decided to Have Sex Reassignment Surgery—and What It Was Like

One woman's personal journey to physically becoming her true self<p><i>Gender-identity issues are quickly gaining some much-needed visibility. On April 24, Bruce Jenner revealed he’s a transgender woman in a groundbreaking interview with Diane Sawyer (according to GLAAD’s guidelines, we’ll refer to</i> …

This 5-Minute Workout Video Will Make You Burn Calories Like Crazy

Quick cardio = very possibly the best cardio<p>Tired of slogging away on the treadmill for 40, 50, 60 minutes at a time? The cardio workout in the video below—led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>—requires no equipment and hardly any space. …

Mentally ill patients sent home unsupported, experts warn

<b>Pressure to free up mental health beds may be leaving vulnerable people at risk, says a watchdog.</b><p>Healthwatch England put in a Freedom of Information request and found psychiatric patients now spend six fewer days in hospital than in 2012-13.<p>The data, from 32 mental health trusts, shows average …

'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

<b>Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.</b><p>They have genetically modified yeast to perform the complicated chemistry needed to convert sugar to morphine.<p>The findings, published in Nature Chemical Biology, raise promise for medicine but also …

Organisms

Where Do Phobias Come From?

Sometimes it is really easy to figure out why you are afraid of something. Maybe you have been afraid of driving ever since you were in a car accident, or maybe you experienced unbearable pain when you went to the dentist as a child and vowed to never go back again. Other times, identifying the …

Heal Your DNA With Your T and A: Thyroid Care

<i>View Part 1 Here</i><p>This second installment will allow you to understand how your DNA, the very code of life that allows you to thrive, can be healed and how your thyroid can help. The final issue will focus more on your adrenals and ways they can keep your genes working well.<p>We are still scratching …

How to Air Dry Your Hair So it Looks Amazing

A little know-how makes a huge difference.<p>In theory, air-drying your hair sounds really easy. You hop out of the shower, rub your hair with a towel, and you're good to go. Except, if you’re like most women, your hair probably looks like a frizzy mess once it’s completely dry. It doesn’t have to be …

Hair Care

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

Something tells us you won’t miss those extra pounds.<p><i>This article was written by Diana Kelly and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for …

The Key Thing People in Happy Relationships Do Differently

Your couple reaction to tough situations says a lot about whether your bond will last.<p>Every pair has to deal with trying situations sometimes. What separates the crazy-in-love couples from the ones who are destined for relationship disaster is how they handle them. “The main difference between …

Relationships

Is nicotine all bad?

LONDON,(Reuters) - Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel’s fix is fruit-flavored nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has “packets of the stuff” stashed all over. But he doesn’t see himself as a nicotine addict.<p>A man …

Public Health

8 Things Food-Safety Experts Never Eat

They might be delicious, but they can wreak havoc on your health.

12 Things Every 'Type B' Person Wishes You Understood

Type A personalities may grab a lot of the spotlight, but there's definitely something to be said about having a Type B person in your corner.<p>Type B folks get a bad reputation for being blasé, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Just as in the case of being Type A, there can be some …

Social Media

5 Modern Medical Miracles Caught on Video That Will Make You Happy-Cry

Warning: Only watch if you’re wearing waterproof mascara.<p>Grab your tissues. Because as much as we don't <i>want</i> to make you cry, these videos showcasing some seriously incredible contemporary medical miracles can't be missed. We dare you to make it through them without bawling. (Just make sure you have …

The 3 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Be Happier Today

Sometimes it's the not the things we need to start doing but the things we need to let go of doing that are holding us back from making progress and moving forward.<p><b>1. Stop trying to be perfect.</b><p>As women, we have this idea in our head that we need to be superhuman. We strive to be the best mother, …

How Vintage Advertisements Got Depression Totally Wrong

<i>(Photo credit: Serax) Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1967</i><p>While vintage advertising usually conjures images of "Mad Men"-era consumer campaigns -- think the iconic "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" commercial from the show's final episode -- print ads for …

As Bruce Jenner Transitions into His True Self, Much Is Still TBD (and That's Okay)

The former Olympian is "optimistic" about his future.<p><i>Editor's note: At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman, so we will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns until he indicates otherwise.</i><p>Bruce Jenner has been publicly opening up about his …