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Robin Williams and the suicide risk: What you need to know

Robin Williams

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Anxiety—and How to Conquer It

Recent tragedies have made flying and other typically safe experiences seem more terrifying than ever. And research shows that women are hit the hardest by these acute, often illogical, phobias. WH uncovers the science behind why we've become such a nervous nation and what can be done to quell the …

American Women Run On Prozac

We've worked. We've raised families. We've achieved a lot of our dreams. How have we done it? For tens of millions of us, one quiet answer is that we've taken a pill.<p>Linda King was seriously unhappy with her performance as a mom. While other mothers carried on with their social lives, appearing …

Homemade Upgrade: How to Make a HEALTHY Burger and Fries

Yes, it's totally possible!<p>Each month your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D. This month we're looking at the classic summer BBQ staple: Burger and fries. The good news is that you don't need to forgo this tasty combo if you're looking to …

Food

Gluten-Free Diet Reduces Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes In Mice

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/15/2014 09:01 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Exposure to a gluten-free diet prenatally or very early in life — in the womb or through a mother's milk — may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, at least in mice, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers used …

The Incredibly Touching Thing a Navy SEAL Says Kept Him Alive During a Deadly Battle: ‘I Thought I Was Dead or Alone’

<i>Don’t fear death. It makes you weak. We need you to fight your way back to us.</i><p>As Navy SEAL Thom Shea lay on his back, dazed, bleeding and in shock, he heard his wife Stacy’s clear, strong voice ringing in his ears, commanding him to get up and move. To fight. To live.<p><i>Fight your way back to us.</i><p>On …

Uh Oh, Unsaturated Fats May Not Be As 'Good' As We Thought

Not all fats are created equal, especially when it comes to their effects on the heart. The good ones—like omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in …

Holistic Medicine

100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards 2014: Vegan

1 of 63<p>Bob's Red Mill Organic High Fiber Pancake Mix<p>Keep this Bob’s bag on hand, and you’ll never feel guilty about indulging a pancake craving. These fibrous flapjacks pack 28 percent of your daily allotment and have just 2 grams of sugar.<p><b>Nutrition</b> (⅓ cup): 180 calories, 7 g protein, 36 g carbs, 7 …

FLOTUS goes big on label changes

The Obama administration has unveiled the most sweeping update to nutrition labeling on food packages in more than two decades — and Americans are in for a reality check about how many calories and how much sugar they are consuming.<p>What’s considered a serving size would get larger, the type used to …

Hundreds of Foods in U.S. Contain Hazardous Chemical: Report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

World Health Organization

The Most Soothing Cup Of Tea You'll Ever Drink

The natural ingredient that can tame your anxiety<p>Lemon balm, mint's citrusy cousin, has a fragrance that calms me instantly—and no wonder: Several studies have proven its value as an anxiety buster.<p>[sidebar]There are two ways to use it:<p><b>Inhale it:</b> When you're up against a deadline, stuck in traffic, …

Do You Have Gay DNA?

A new scientific study has found that 30 to 40 percent of a man's homosexuality is a result of genetics, while the rest is due to ‘environmental …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

7 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Sugar

Sugar was always meant to be a treat, a reward. "The last time I checked, birthday cake was for birthdays, and birthdays come once a year," says …

9 Health Problems You Can Treat with Exercise

It helps you live longer, lose weight, and gain a stronger heart. It can help you cope with stress and depression and boost your self-esteem. …

10 Crazy Ways To Sweeten Without Sugar

Trust us, you haven't tried most of these<p>1 of 11<p>Sugar Shockers<p>Let’s be real: Most of us have a sweet tooth, and if we had our way, sugary treats would be a food group unto themselves. At the same time, we know that while sweets are enticing (<i>and</i> addictive), sugar consumed in excess has been linked …

Brain injuries like Schumacher's can destroy lives: study | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - People with severe head injuries like the one that left Michael Schumacher in critical condition have permanently altered brains that make the victims more likely to become mentally ill and die prematurely, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of …

So What if Processed Foods Have Slightly Fewer Calories?

Media outlets and various experts in the health field are cheering a report released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation stating that 16 of the top food and beverage manufacturers in the United States cut 6.4 trillion calories from their products over the past five years.<p>Well, there …

Comedians have psychotic personality traits, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh, scientists said on Thursday after research showed that comedians have high levels of psychotic personality traits.<p>In a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers analyzed …

Healthwise, How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

Having a few drinks now and then doesn’t appear to have any negative effects on the brain. But make it a two-or-more daily habit, and you may speed memory loss and other cognitive issues by up to six years, finds new research on men published in the journal <i>Neurology</i>.<p>The study team from the UK and …

The #1 Thing You Can Do For Your Health

Get smart about how much sugar you're really eating—so you can indulge when, and how, you want<p>America's diet has been sugarjacked. Our foods are being gunked up with hidden sugars in ways—and to an extent—that most of us don't realize. We still tend to think about sugar as we did when we were kids: …

10 Nutrients Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Awesome

Want some pep in your step? Perhaps a dash of good cheer? (Who doesn’t, right?). Look no further than the grocery store’s shelves. Foods rich in …

These Are The 15 Supplements to Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet

As evidence mounts that multivitamins provide no nutritional benefit, it’s time to forget the ‘daily dose.’ Instead, turn to these 15 supplements and …

The Best Cold-Weather Workout Gear

The perfectly crisp fall days are almost behind us. Gear up for outdoor winter workouts with these 10 essentials

Clothing

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Fitness Faceoff: Indoor Cycling vs. Biking Outside

Read this before your next ride<p><b>The question:</b> What's the difference between indoor cycling and biking outside? Is one better than the other? <b>The expert:</b> Greg Justice, certified personal trainer, exercise physiologist, and author of <i>Mind Your Own Fitness</i> <b>The answer:</b> Outdoor cycling is definitely …

5 ways gift giving ruins the holidays

I have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season. It has changed from a time of reflection and gratitude for memories past and present to a montage of messed up values.<p>Now, it’s about ‘the present’, all right, but the ‘gift’ kind, not the moment in time.<p>Americans are expected to spend $602 …

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

Don't pay full price for anything: Some tips

Go shopping with Mark Ellwood, a professional bargain hunter, and learn the secrets of how retailers get you to open your wallet and how you can avoid traps and spend less.<p>Mark Ellwood is exuberant. He's on a shopping excursion in New York City, and he's excited because he knows he won't pay full …