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This One-Day Diet Is All You Need To Start Taming Inflammation

Inflammation is a response of your immune system that is essential to defend your body against everything from viruses and bacteria to a cut. …

20 Healthy Dinners You Can Meal Prep on Sunday

February 19, 2017<p>Meal Prep Sunday is the hottest trend right now in health and fitness. Prep as many healthy meals as you can within a few hours on a …

Meet the Pharmaceutical Hacker Trying to Make Open-Source Drugs

He's already released plans for a $30 version of the EpiPen and the outline​ for Daraprim, the drug made famous by Martin Shkreli.<p>Last year, the price of a two-pack of EpiPens—the lifesaving medication used to treat severe allergic reactions—jumped to more than $600, a 450 percent increase in cost …

Martin Shkreli

How to learn a new language while making dinner, running errands, or paying bills

Hard, but not impossible. In Scientific American, Veronique Greenwood highlights two recent studies that suggest you can get better at a foreign language simply by listening to it, without speaking it yourself.<p>In other words: Even if you're busy making dinner for your family, or running errands, or …

Language Learning

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

The Smell of Depression

It seems like I've divided my feelings into categories, the way that one might do with fragrance types: floral, citrus, earthy, smoky, gourmand, spicy.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>I decided last week that if I could find my signature scent I could stave off death. By death, I don't …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Identified 11 Indicators of a ‘Good Death’

Admit it, you’re morbidly curious.<p>Most normal people spend a lot of time thinking about the worst ways to die. Death by incineration, drowning, bear attack, and the slow consumption of my head by fire ants while the rest of my body is buried underground all make the cut for me. But a group of …

UC San Diego

Here's Why We Struggle To Make Connections With Our Physicians -- And Why It Matters

Americans don’t always trust their doctors, and here’s the proof: a 2012 survey found that just 34 percent of U.S. adults said they had “great confidence in the leaders of the medical profession” -- a significant drop from 76 percent in 1966.<p>A 2015 study from ZocDoc confirms this widening distrust …

Medicine

Make Ahead Soups

When soup cleansing officially became a thing last year, we were pretty hooked. Not only do soups contain way less sugar and more fiber than …

Alternative Medicine

Psychiatrists share the most profound things their patients have said about mental illness

It’s impossible to know what another person’s experience of mental illness is <i>really</i> like.<p>No matter how much reading up you do on the symptoms, or how …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

The Intimate Relationship Between Desire & Yoga.

<i>“We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings[…] Within the celebration of the erotic in all our endeavors, my work</i> …

Yoga

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food

Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard …

Wellness

Great communication in healthcare can save lives

One carefully worded text message encouraging people to donate organs added an extra 100,000 donors to the list, all thanks to behavioural insights<p>We are only just beginning to learn about the power of words in health. Not the great works of literature, whose influence goes without saying, but the …

Imperial College London

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, …

Creativity

The patient experience: 4 observations from a physician

320 Shares<p>Last year, I retired from full-time practice and moved to a new area. At about the same time, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and …

Health Care

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

University of Washington

A healthy mind is key to a healthy body: Doctors’ notes | The Star

Navigating two systems that are not well integrated can be a frustrating experience. This is why there’s a new movement designed to bring the two …

Mental Health

Not Just Brain To Body: Researchers Discover That The Heart Sends Signals To The Brain

I'm in!<p>A group of prestigious and internationally recognized leaders in physics, biophysics, astrophysics, education, mathematics, engineering, …

Two Fit Moms: 8 Yoga Poses To Stop Dreading

659<p>SHARES<p>From haunted houses to horror movies, the natural tendency in life is to avoid the things we dread. This makes perfect sense (especially …

Yoga

Photo Of The Day: Four-Year-Old Syrian Girl Surrenders To A Photographer After Mistaking His Camera For A Gun

Image Source: BBC NewsLast December, Turkish photojournalist Osman Sağırlı captured this heartbreaking image of a four-year-old Syrian girl with her …

Middle East

See the World's Best Photojournalism of 2015

The stories behind the photos are what make them truly unique.<p>The right photo in the right place at the right time can shake the world. From Steve McCurry's "Afghan Girl," to Richard Drew's "Falling Man" taken on 9/11, to Nilüfer Demir's photo of three-year-old refugee Aylan Kurdi, who drowned …

Photography

Top Apps for Your Mental Health

Apps may never replace a therapist...Or maybe they will. Good efficacy data isn't yet available but it's unarguable that an app is available 24/7 …

Mental Health

How a spreadsheet helped me tackle my depression

Normally I’m a positive, productive member of society. But I do have episodes of depression that make even getting out of bed difficult.<p>There’s a stigma associated with even saying that much, but I’m open to writing about it. Maybe some of the tools that I’ve found to help me manage my depression …

Productivity

9 things scientifically proven to make you happier

We all want to be happy – it’s pretty much a universal life goal.<p>And when research reveals that happy people live longer, who wouldn’t want …

The Ethics of Bloodless Medicine

<i>This is the third in a three-part series, “Medicine Without Blood,” about the ways that Jehovah’s Witnesses have changed the way doctors think about blood transfusion. Read Parts One and Two: “How Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Changing Medicine” and “Should Anyone Be Given a Blood …

Medicine

Why women are more prone to migraines

Women are 3x times more likely to suffer debilitating headaches. A psychiatrist offers a few possible explanations<p>The first time it shook me out of what should be the soothing soupy whir of teen dreams into bewildered chaos. It wasn’t unlike the surprise of a violent assault; confusion, horror, all …

Migraines