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People With Bipolar Disorder More Likely To Die Younger, Study Finds

People with bipolar disorder are more likely to die earlier, a new study of Swedish adults suggests.<p>Researchers from Stanford University found an association between having bipolar disorder and dying an average of nine years earlier than the rest of the general population for women, and …

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

<b>Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.</b><p>The £14m research at six centres aims to find out how lung cancers become resistant to treatment; they are the most common cause of UK cancer death.<p>The …

Cancer

Have Great Sex, Even Without Orgasms

<b>Why Orgasms Go MIA</b><br>"For me to have an orgasm, I have to be feeling it before foreplay even starts," says Jamie*, 27, a newlywed in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. "I have to put in a lot of effort, and the stars have to align. But I feel satisfied knowing that my husband is satisfied every time." It's a …

10 Mindsets That Undercut Your Happiness

For the past four years, I have been studying, writing, and talking about what makes people resilient and better able to handle stress. Much of my work involves helping people identify the mindsets and faulty assumptions that undercut their happiness, resilience, and ability to manage stress. I'm …

Happiness

GPS Guide: Proof That There's Always A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Are You Addicted to Your Own Stress? 3 Ways to Free Yourself

By Terri Trespicio<p>I'm one of those people who likes stress. I like it a little <i>too</i> much. I think about downtime, but I rarely engage in it. I love to feel busy and active with lots of plates spinning. Oh, I'll complain about it, sure. But you try to take my stress away from me, and I'll fight you …

Self-esteem

PFCs, Manufacturing Chemical, Could Affect Women's Thyroid Functioning

Having higher blood levels of PFCs -- which are compounds involved in the manufacturing of common products, including carpets, mattresses and food packaging -- may affect the functioning of women's thyroids, according to a new study.<p>PFCs, or perfluorinated chemicals, are considered persistent -- …

Does Reading Novels Make Us More Empathetic?

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here.</i><p>As a kid, …

How One Woman Went From Obesity to a Bikini Body

This post will explain exactly how Briana, a mother of three and reader of my blog, lost 100 pounds. It's a lot simpler than you might think.<p>For additional real-world examples and the fundamentals, I suggest reading <i>How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet</i>. There are several men and women …

Fitness

Depressed? Your "SEEKING" System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Jaak Panksepp, the inventor of the term "affective neuroscience", is regarded as a radical in his field, with ground-breaking insights into emotional issues ranging from depression to playfulness. What makes him radical? First, his study of animal emotions, and his data-supported assertion that …

Psychology

Blood Test Could Soon Track Multiple Sclerosis

<i>By Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato</i><p>A blood test could one day provide a fast, inexpensive way for multiple sclerosis patients to assess the effectiveness of their medications and track disease flares.<p>While the test is still years away from market, the new biotechnology may prove invaluable for people …

Burst Appendix Linked To Ozone Air Pollution

By: By Lindsey Konkel, Contributing writer<p>Published: 07/18/2013 10:09 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>High levels of ozone -- a major component of smog -- may increase the risk of a burst appendix, according to a new study from Canada.<p>Researchers found that people's risk of a burst appendix rose by 22 percent …

Xofigo, Targeted Radiation Treatment, May Help Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Live Longer

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 07/17/2013 05:06 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Men with advanced prostate cancer may live longer after receiving a new type of targeted radiation treatment, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, men given the treatment -- a radioactive drug that specifically …

Start Your Day Off From the Inside Out

We bring who we are to what we do. When we bring the best of who we are, we do great things. We work from the inside out -- we know ourselves, we have rich internal resources, we come from an authentic place and we are connected to what we do in a passionate and engaged manner.<p>But when we run …

Mindfulness

Self-Control and Success

Most of us believe that a certain amount of self-control is crucial for success. In order to succeed in the modern world, you need expertise in some area. Gaining that expertise requires work and practice. The discipline to work or practice at something means that you have to give up things that …

Psychology

How to Mix Prints

Mixing prints can elevate simple or inexpensive pieces to create a more high-end look. Take that little striped tee you'd usually pair with jeans and the floral skirt you often wear with a white tank, and suddenly you’ve got an outfit that leaves you feeling more inspired and confident.<p>Not sure …

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

Numb

Fish Tales and Prostate Cancer

I suppose it may help diffuse any relevant tensions to get the punch line out of the way: I have a prostate, and in the context of my mostly-plant diet, will continue to eat fish and take a daily omega-3 supplement (krill oil in my case). We will, as well, continue using various omega-3 supplements …

Cancer

More Money Or More Freedom, Which Would You Choose?

Sunshine. Beach. Bliss. As many of us use the summer months to take a long overdue vacation, languishing on the beach is a good time to reflect reflect on what we really want from life.<p>Many people say that more money would make all the difference, particularly in austere economic times. But a …

The Worst Month to Get Pregnant

Why’s that? January and February are peak flu season—and getting the flu causes inflammation, which can induce premature labor, says study co-author Hannes Schwandt, PhD, postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University.<p>Babies who are born prematurely have a greater risk of developing health …

How to Change a Conversation With One Simple Word

More than 20,000 days into my life and I've finally found the word to change the topic of conversation. <i>Anyhoo</i>, the humorous alteration of "anyhow," came to light in 1945-50. The three-syllable informal adverb, which can be uttered <i>sotto voce</i> or stated loudly in singsong, is a sure-fire way (at least …

Edvard Munch

The Alzheimer's Reality: A Nation in Diapers

My mother Peg did everything right in terms of controlling risk factors yet today suffers from advanced Alzheimer's. She worked as a nurse until retirement and enjoyed solving puzzles of all sorts. She walked her golden retriever two or three miles every day. The energetic woman who was never …

Dementia

World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots

Researchers have discovered the largest virus ever, and they've given it a terrifying name: <i>Pandoravirus</i>.<p>In mythology, opening Pandora's Box released evil into the world. But there's no need to panic. This new family of virus lives underwater and doesn't pose a major threat to human health.<p>"This is …

Public Journal Club: New Method in Improving Blood Pressure Control

Earlier this month, <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association</i> (JAMA) published a momentous study that demonstrated the efficacy of a brand new paradigm to controlling blood pressure in a community setting.<p>Before we delve into why this new research excites me, let's first change into …

Diabetes

3-Ingredient Cocktails for the At-Home Mixologist

We can thank <i>Mad Men</i> for the old-fashioned cocktail craze that’s reinventing the way the average bar patron—we’re not talking billionaires here—orders …

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

Phthalates: How They Affect Female Fertility

Study authors from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at 231 women who underwent IVF procedures at the hospital between 2004 and 2012, tracking their exposure to four major phthalates by collecting urine samples from the participants at several different points throughout their treatment.<p>Turns …

IVF

The Best-Paying Jobs For Doctors

The crippling student loans that burden many medical students may dissuade them from becoming psychiatrists, pediatricians, or family practitioners. Instead, foreseeing that they will owe about $170,000 at graduation, they might opt to pursue more lucrative specialties like cardiology or orthopedic …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Hudson River

So, here's even more reason <i>not</i> to go swimming in the Hudson.<p>Researchers from Columbia University and Queens College of the City University of NewYork found strains of bacteria resistant to common antibiotics -- including ampicillin and tetracycline -- in New York's Hudson River. And according to …