Liz Irizarry Foley

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'Rise' in children treated on adult mental health wards

An increasing number of under-18s with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, it has emerged.<p>Using Freedom of Information requests, the BBC and online journal Community Care found the number of under-18s being treated in adult units was in its hundreds - and …

Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders Often Go Hand-In-Hand. What's The Status Of Good Treatment?

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>Statistics don’t lie: co-occurring mental disorders and addiction - also called dual diagnosis - go hand in hand. In fact, according to several long-standing epidemiological studies, 50% of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. That's a harrowing 8.9 …

Ads Focused On A Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

The way that prescription drugs are advertised on TV could be better, especially when it comes to communicating the risks and side effects of medicines. Now the Food and Drug Administration is calling for research into how the ads could be improved.<p>The problem, as Michael Wolf, a health services …

8 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium

The symptoms can be subtle, so pay attention<p>You don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system, says Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a Philadelphia-based nutritionist. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods …

The Crazy Thing That People Think Is an STD

Hint: It actually has nothing to do with your sexual health<p>Here's something your high school sex ed teacher probably didn't cover: Eleven percent of people think HTML is a type of sexually transmitted disease, according to a new survey conducted by the coupon website VoucherCloud.net. (In case you …

9 Things That Mess With Your Hormones

Admit it: any time you feel off or out of whack and have no idea why, you probably chalk it up to hormones, right? The crazy thing is, you’re …

Wellness

Cough Remedy

Our entire family has been sick. It's been awful. Harvey got it first, and he had a nasty little cough that would keep him from getting a good nap, …

WTF Is Insulin and How Does It Affect Our Health and Fat Loss?

With so much written about diet versus exercise and exercise versus diet, it’s easy to overlook the role <i>hormones</i> play in our health and wellbeing, …

Fend Off Disease with Coffee

Could a jolt of java keep diabetes at bay?<p>This news should perk you up: Three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25 percent compared to drinking less than two cups, according to new research from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee …

Coffee

The Superfoods Facial: Why You Need It And How To Make It

Jack-O-Lantern carving season has come and gone, but the perks of the pumpkin extend far beyond Halloween. At the Joanna Vargas spa in NYC, pumpkin …

Skin Care

13 DIY Lotion Bars and Body Butters for Silky-Soft Skin

The DIY battle against dry skin is in full swing here at Brit HQ. Our first line of defense was exfoliating with homemade face and lip scrubs to cast out old cells, and now our next move, naturally, is to lather up! These 13 luxe DIY lotions, lotion bars, and body butters will get you on the fast …

Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best

If I say cinnamon, you say ... sugar? It's a popular combination, of course.<p>But if you're interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about the spice.<p>For instance, says John Critchley, executive chef at Bourbon Steak Restaurant in Washington, D.C., why not add …

Why The Best Time To Drink Coffee Is Not First Thing In The Morning

Drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning blunts the energy-boosting effects of caffeine and may lead to increased tolerance of the stimulant. This counterintuitive fact is explained in engaging visual form by Ryoko Iwata, ”a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle” on her appropriately …

Q: How do you prevent zits?

Maintain this daily routine for clear skin<p>Hi @780Cohen,<p>Thanks for writing.<p>We wish acne could be boxed and stored in the attic with our high school yearbooks, but everything from stress at work to eating junk food to not washing your pillowcase often enough can cause a teenage-style breakout. (Did …

The Perfect Home Gym

Cardio: Rev Your Engine<p><b>1.</b> Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer: Thanks to the pivoting frame, the Rock and Roll mimics the road, so both your legs and your cycling-­specific core muscles get a workout. ($579)<p><b>2.</b> Crossrope ­Complete set: ­Seven interchangeable ropes, from two ounces to three pounds, …

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

Top 10 Tips for Cleansing Dry Skin

If you're struggling with scaly, flaky skin -- whether it's all over your body or concentrated in one area -- you'll want to take notes on these 10 …

4 Delicious Ways to Detox

No juicing required<p>The anything-goes extravaganza known as the holiday season can leave you feeling run-down, sluggish, and bloated come January. And no wonder, since your poor liver's been working overtime for the past few months, flushing excess toxins out of your body.<p>Luckily, the cure is as …

A 90-Year-Old Shares Her 60 Second Secret To Relieving Stress And Pain

<b>** UPDATE ** Watch Fayrose Gordon being interviewed</b><p>There’s something quite exquisite and enchanting about Fayrose Gordon.<p>Beyond the beatific smile, the twinkle in her eyes, and the perfectly coiffed hairdo, there’s an almost ethereal energy that radiates from the ninety-year-old, that even I have …

The must-have binder: my key to being an organized patient (or caregiver) - Lisa Bonchek Adams

Perhaps the most common question I get asked by email is, “Someone I know has been diagnosed with cancer. What can I do?” Today I offer one …

20 Survival Tips You Must Know

Staying alive requires recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. Here's what you need to know to survive bear attacks, chainsaw accidents, and even vengeful vending machines.<p>These survival tips can help you avoid becoming just another statistic. Accidents are the leading cause of death among …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Are You More Beautiful Than You Think?

<b>You are.</b> Have you seen this Dove commercial that went viral?<br>When women were asked to describe their physical appearance to a forensic sketch artist, …

6 things to give up to get rid of your gut

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: You’ve been working out consistently every week, but you’re not seeing any weight loss. What’s the …

Get More Out of Your Coffee!

Sipping at certain times could maximize caffeine's potent powers<p>Caffeine: It makes you feel like a human in the morning, is a known performance-enhancer, and gives you the pick-me-up you need at 3 p.m. But in order to make the most out of your habit, there are specific ways to drink your joe. And …

Baby Got Back: The 15-Minute Workout for a Sexy, Toned Back

Improve your posture, eliminate back pain, and build strength with this killer 15-minute back workout<p>If you're looking for an incredible upper-body workout to sculpt a strong, beautiful back, look no further. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demos four moves …

9 Healthy Nuts That May Help You Live Longer

While nuts are high in fat and calories, research shows that people who eat nuts tend to be leaner and have a lower risk of many diseases compared to …

The 5 Best Ways To Relax And How They Will Change Your Life

There’s no doubt that we live in a society where we’re always plugged in, stress levels are high and finding time for ourselves is like pulling …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …