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The Flu Killed a Healthy 21-Year-Old Man. Here's How That Can Happen

Most people view influenza as a routine, if unpleasant, possibility each winter. But the case of a 21-year-old man in Pennsylvania is a poignant …

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder?<p>Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a …

Depression

Lose weight with mindful eating

<b>Make a conscious decision to eat.</b> Before you eat, ask yourself, “How hungry am I right now? Am I eating out of hunger, habit, boredom or</b> …

Mindfulness

Losing weight won’t make you happier—but eating a balanced diet will

Step away from the scales—it may not be the key to improving your mental health.<p>Despite the message that the happiest you is just 10 pounds away, new research suggests that improving the quality of your diet may be the recipe to protecting and even improving your mental health, not losing …

Holistic Medicine

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.<p>The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that global health experts believe pose the greatest threats to human health. The …

Microbiology

Full-scale 'intervention' makes long-term weight loss even more successful

When you’re dedicated to changing how you eat and how you exercise, dropping pounds isn’t actually all that difficult for most people, especially …

Fitness

A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters.<p>Last November, …

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

Why Immortality Is Overrated

Helen was 82. She'd survived both breast cancer and outlived her husband.<p>One summer day she began bleeding from her colon and was admitted to the hospital. We assumed the worst — another cancer. But after she endured a series of scans and being poked with scopes, we figured out that she had an …

Medicine

Scientists develop molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against superbugs.<p>Researchers have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic …

Medicine

A new study may have uncovered the secret to actually controlling your cravings

You can be the healthiest person on the planet, but when a junk-food craving hits, it’s difficult (impossible?) to resist the call of that …

Being fat is 'all in the brain' and that's why you can't lose weight

"Eat less, move more" must rank among the most misleading pieces of dieting advice ever offered. Not only does the adage minimise the difficulties of …

5 Principles to Raise Successful Kids in a World Full of Screens

The doctor who wrote pediatricians' new screen time guidelines offers parents more specifics.<p>If your house is anything like mine, the iPad is a constant battleground.<p>Easy to use for even the smallest fingers, the devices are like catnip for toddlers, who after getting ahold of them even a few …

Kids

No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

Whether your kid is 3 and obsessed with Daniel Tiger videos or 15 and spending half her conscious hours on Snapchat, you are probably somewhat conflicted about how to think about their media habits.<p>How much time? What kind of media? What should our family's rules be?<p>When the American Academy of …

Here's the latest advice from pediatricians for managing your kids' screen time

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines Friday to help parents manage their kids' screen time. Here is some of their advice:<p>Children under the age of 2 should avoid all digital media use except for video chatting via apps like Skype and Facetime.<br>• If you must introduce digital …

Researchers have measured the cost of using a smartphone around your kids

Before we had smartphones and iPads, parents ignored their children by getting lost in a newspaper story or keeping one eye on the television. Now parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, according to new research, and the consequences are worse.<p>In a recent study of …

University of Michigan

The 50 Cheapest Places to Retire in the U.S.

There's nothing dull about these …

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Keller and Others<p><b>Take your real estate career to the highest level!</b><p>"Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, <i>The Millionaire Real Estate Agent</i> is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life."<br>--Mark Victor Hansen, …

These photos of 2,000-calories may shock you

Of course, you may need to eat more or fewer calories depending on your age, sex, and activity level. You can check that on the USDA's dietary guidelines here.<p>But what does 2,000 calories actually look like?<p>This abstract number can be hard to picture, so we calculated how many servings of your …

Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Better Recovery

The last thing you’re probably thinking about after a workout is ways to reduce inflammation. It’s more likely that you’re rushing to the shower, …

The “parenting happiness gap” is real, new research confirms

It’s an almost immutable fact: Regardless of what country you live in, and what stage of life you might be at, having kids makes you significantly less happy compared to people who don’t have kids. It’s called the parenting happiness gap.<p>New research to be published in the American Journal of …

Seven steps to financial freedom

MANILA - Money troubles shackle many Filipino families, who are drowning in debt or struggling to stretch their monthly paycheck.<p>It's a terrible …

How to Stop Any Craving Right When It Hits

Whether it’s a late-night slice of pizza or a sugary breakfast pastry, we all experience cravings. And they often feel impossible to ignore. While it …

Track your food and drink intake with tech

As spring kicks into gear, many people will be watching their diet in preparation for summer. Use these tech tools to track food and drink intake.

Safe retirement investments that yield 7% a year?

<i>I'm 65 and looking to retire this year. Where can I find safe investments that will give me an annual return of 5% to 7% in retirement? --Gary, Pennsylvania</i><p>The short answer is nowhere, assuming that by safe you mean an investment that will provide the return you seek without subjecting your …

Should You Do Cardio Before or After Weights?

Cardio is maligned by so called "serious lifters" but done exclusively by 60 percent of those who set foot in the gym after 5 p.m. But who's right, and what is the best recipe for results?<p>Is there a magic ratio of weight training to cardio that should be done? Should cardio be cast aside for a …

7 Best Kettlebell Moves for a Total Body Workout

Kettlebells are excellent for developing physical strength, agility and aerobic fitness. These exercises are great for explosive training and …

6 Things Every Woman Should Know About Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Cutting calories to lose weight faster can backfire — big time.<p>After nine months of being in a body that's constantly changing, you're psyched to finally meet your kid and embrace #MomLife. At the same time, there's <i>so much</i> focus on celebs' post-baby bodies and how fast they've "bounced back." When …

Should You Do Strength Training Every Day?

[caption id="attachment_48930" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Pond5[/caption]When it comes to getting the most out of every workout, there’s …