Health

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Play With Bacteria in This Printable Card Game

If you need a <i>really</i> last minute gift, try this nerdy card game you can print on card stock and play today. Gut Check, designed by microbiome …

Microbiome

Accurate celiac diagnosis in trial of new blood test

(Reuters Health) - An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don’t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.<p>Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects roughly one percent of people in the U.S. Those with the disease must …

Medicine

Can a Gluten Free Diet Help with Thyroid Disease?

Jessica writes:<p><i>“I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several months ago. There are many websites, blogs, and Facebook groups for people with</i> …

Gluten

How This Doctor Finally Diagnosed His Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Prominent Neurologist Calls Lyme Disease 'A Human Rights Concern'

Dr. Frid is a New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in infection-induced autoimmune disorders. I first met Dr. Frid in Amsterdam last May, where she was speaking at the Lyme disease awareness event Something Inside So Strong. We had a chance to …

Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga and 7 More Celebrities On Living With Chronic Illness

Last week, Lady Gaga postponed the European leg of her “Joanne” world tour, announcing via Instagram that “trauma and chronic pain” are keeping her …

Pain

The male contraceptive pill? Bring it on

Women have shouldered the burden of birth control for too long<p>Tomorrow is World Contraception Day, a perfect time to remember just what a radical difference birth control, and particularly the pill (60 years old this year), has made to women’s lives. What you may not know is that contraception is …

Medicine

Social media 'exacerbates' young mental health problems

Social media is distorting children's grasp of reality and impacting on their mental health, a support teacher has said.<p>It is one of the issues schools face as they try to spot early signs of problems among pupils.<p>A £1.4m trial has been launched where NHS staff will offer specialist help in schools …

Mental Health

7 Ways I Combat Negativity in My Life to Remain Motivated and Stay Strong

There are times when we only see the negative side of things. As a result, we push aside those larger and more challenging goals that can't be attained easily.<p>There will be times in your life where negativity seems to be all around you. When that happens, that negativity can suffocate your dreams, …

Self-improvement

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Self-help

Debbie Gibson Opens Up About Her Lyme Disease in First DWTS Rehearsal Footage

<i>PEOPLE is celebrating the Sept. 18 premiere of</i> Dancing with the Stars<i>‘ 25th season with 25 days of exclusive interviews, fun retrospectives, and new</i> …

Entertainment

How Lyme Disease Nearly Destroyed Yolanda Hadid: 'There Was a Lot of Internal Learning to Do About Myself'

After an excruciating five-year battle with Lyme disease, Yolanda Hadid is finally in what “feels like recovery.” While she’s regained her life, the …

Disease

The Ten Executives Taking Over The Multi-Billion Dollar Sleep Industry

Don't listen to anyone saying that sleep's not crucial; these founders are focused on empowering business through getting people more productive sleep.<p>Sleep has turned into a startup boom, thanks to a growing trend against the classic "you don't need to sleep" mentality, with a good night's rest …

Arianna Huffington

Get Ready! Medicare Will Mail New Cards to 60 Million People

It's an administrative task for the ages.<p>Medicare is getting ready to issue all 60 million of its beneficiaries new cards with new ID numbers as way to combat identity theft and fraud.<p>The rollout begins next April, but the agency is already beginning its outreach campaign.<p>"We want to make this …

Medicare

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Medicine

What is Lyme Disease? Everything You Need to Know About the Tick-Borne Infection That Yolanda Hadid Is Battling

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, former <i>Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</i> star Yolanda Hadid opens up about her battle with late-stage Lyme disease, and …

Disease

California Woman Nearly Bleeds to Death After Childbirth as U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates Double: 'It Was Frightening'

Kristen Terlizzi had no idea that maternal mortality was an issue in the United States until she almost lost her own life after she delivered her …

Pregnancy

'If You Hemorrhage, Don't Clean Up': Advice From Mothers Who Almost Died

<i>This story was co-published by NPR and ProPublica.</i><p>Four days after Marie McCausland delivered her first child in May, she knew something was very wrong. She had intense pain in her upper chest, her blood pressure was rising, and she was so swollen that she barely recognized herself in the mirror. As …

The PEOPLE Pet Vet on How to Protect Your Pet During One of the Worst Tick Seasons Ever

Health officials are cautioning that 2017 could bring the worst tick season in recent memory.<p>According to Time, climate change and milder winters …

Pets

C. Diff Infections Are Falling, Thanks To Better Cleaning And Fewer Antibiotics

The risk of getting a deadly, treatment-resistant infection in a hospital or nursing home is dropping for the first time in decades, thanks to new guidelines on antibiotic use and stricter cleaning standards in care facilities.<p>The rate of new <i>Clostridium difficile</i>or C. diff infections climbed year …

Public Health

'Side Effects May Include': The Search for an Antidepressant That Works

It's hard to find the right medication for depression when doctors still don't understand the science behind it.<p>TV commercials for prescription drugs follow a familiar pattern. After extolling the lifesaving virtues of the particular drug, the commercial rattles off a laundry list of potential side …

Magnetism

Family Spreads Awareness After Toddler Dies Of Suspected Tick-Borne Illness

Kenley died eight days after showing symptoms<p>The family of a toddler who passed away this week is speaking out to warn parents about the dangers of …

Public Health

New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

Every journalist suffers from "writer's block" sometimes. Whatever job you do, you can probably relate to how it feels to be stuck in a rut.<p>According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London …

Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict

For years, people with addiction have wondered when the media would recognize our condition as a medical problem, not a moral one — when they would stop reducing us to mere "addicts" and speak of us in the more respectful and accurate "person first" language that has become common for people with …

Higher tick populations or not, take precautions against Lyme disease

Recent media reports have suggested that tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme …

Disease

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Alec Baldwin: 'I thought I'd die' alone of Lyme disease

One day after his season finale impersonating Donald Trump on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Alec Baldwin appeared at a California fundraiser and finally talked about his struggle with Lyme disease, the chronic illness he's had for 17 years.<p>He thought he would die of it after he was bitten by a deer tick, …

Alec Baldwin

Mom Notices Daughter 'Acting Weird' and Won't Stand Up. Then the Doctor Checks Her Hair...

Amanda Lewis/Facebook<p>When a mom suspects something is wrong with her child, it's because <i>she knows</i> that something is wrong.<p>Amanda Lewis recognized …

Disease

Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott Strip Down and Pose in a Bathtub for Charity

Drew and Jonathan Scott are showing some skin for a good cause.<p>The <i>Property Brothers</i> stars<i>,</i> 39, took part in a sexy photo shoot for photographer TJ …

Real Estate