Tom Birch

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Get More Sleep: 10 Sleep Myths Busted

Sleep better once you learn the lies behind these sleep myths

Sleep

Women's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Sex, and Weight Loss Tips for Women

Fitness

Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on your happiness and …

Comfortable Sleep for Two

Find a sleep position you'll both enjoy.<p>Is two a crowd? Resist the urge to send him packing to the couch. "Sleeping in a pose that lets you both stay comfortable and also allows for body contact helps strengthen your bond," says Evany Thomas, author of <i>The Secret Language of Sleep: A Couple's Guide.</i> …

Sleep

Things You Want to Know About Psychiatric Medications But Didn't Know Who (or How) to Ask

<i>Psychiatric medications are among the most frequently-prescribed medications in this country and throughout the world. One in 10 Americans takes an anti-depressant. Yet despite the incessant barrage of multi-media drug promotions, you may not have the answers to the questions you most want answered.</i><p>…

Living Sober

I was recently interviewed by my friend Tommy Rosen for his conference, Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction. In this video, Tommy and I chat about my path to recovery and how living sober has supported my life.<p><i>If you were inspired by this video you can get the entire conference here. Tommy gathered the</i> …

27 Easy Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

The average person spends more than one third of his/her life asleep. But don’t be fooled—just because the body is sleeping doesn’t mean it’s …

Walking While Old: Seniors Face Greatest Death Risk

Parents worry a lot about the safety of children crossing the street. It looks like they should be worried about Grandpa, too.<p>Older people are at higher risk of being killed by a car while walking, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Going up against a …

The Number One Way People Screw Up Life -- Are You Making This Mistake?

That got your attention, didn't it?<p>And what is the number one way that people screw up life? By taking it for granted. Assuming there will be time to fix things, find the right person, make the changes you should and be happy... later.<p>Think about the last time you lost someone close to you. It …

How to Determine the Best Alternative Natural Sweetener

Once upon a time, you went to the sweeteners aisle and next to the sugar you found pink, blue, and yellow packets artificial sweeteners. However, several studies found aspartame and other artificial sweeteners could, among other problems, trigger sugar cravings and weight gain.<p>As people became more …

The Random Thing That Boosts Your Happiness

How to get all the mood-boosting benefits of an awesome getaway—minus the huge price tag<p>Need a happiness boost? Get out of town! No, seriously. The further you are from home, the happier your tweets tend to be, according to a new study from the University of Vermont.Researchers analyzed 37 million …

Happiness

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping

Sick idea: how rabies spawned vampires and zombies

“What disturbs me is I smashed his mouth off, I smashed his teeth in, but he still wanted to continue in the attack mode. I was terrified at [its] resilience.”<p>This gory description could have been one of many zombie survivor stories from the novel <i>World War Z</i>, but it’s actually a man’s factual …

Did life begin before Earth existed?

Two scientists using Moore’s Law to explain the exponential increase in life’s complexity have found that, by this measure, life is older than Earth …

New strain of avian flu in China is deadlier to humans than birds, researchers report

Researchers in Japan and the US have analyzed the genes of a new strain of avian (bird) flu that's killed at least 17 people in China in recent weeks, and discovered that some of the new H7N9 viruses have mutated to be more effective and deadlier in humans than they are in birds. The findings …

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought

Stonehenge may have been occupied five thousand years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists claim.<p>Excavation of a site just a mile from the stone structure provided what researchers claim is the first firm evidence of continuous occupation from as early as 7,500BC.<p>Earlier evidence had …

Archaeology

Astronomers Announce Discovery of Three New Super-Earths

Two new planetary systems with a total of three super-Earth-sized planets have been discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. NASA says the planets are in …

CDC tells US doctors to watch for H7N9 bird flu from China

A recent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza (bird flu) has killed at least 17 people in China since the first cases in humans were reported in late March. No cases of the H7N9 virus have yet been reported outside of that country, but in the US, precautions are being taken anyway. The US …

SeaWorld Dives Into Wall Street’s Public Pool

A horde of penguins took over the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning as SeaWorld representatives rang the opening bell to herald the company’s …

Healing Our Healthcare System

I have yet to see a perfect piece of legislation, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, has real flaws. But even at this early stage, its accomplishments are important. Millions of previously uninsured people have gained healthcare coverage; the …

420 and the Tipping Point on Marijuana Policy

Not every new invention is adopted. Not every new product succeeds in the market place. Not every good public policy becomes law.<p>In 1962, Everett Rogers published <i>Diffusion of Innovations</i> that laid out the theories of the spread of new products and ideas that is the hallmark of contemporary American …

Surviving Bombing Suspect In 'Serious' Condition — Still Likely Unable To Communicate

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in serious but stable condition and likely can't communicate, Gov. Deval Patrick said Saturday after a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park to honor the victims and survivors of the attack.<p>"I, and I think all of the law enforcement …

Nurses 'drowning in sea of paperwork'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/971000/971853_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524702872_f569fc51f6888486c154c0b062e24ac9<p><b>Nurses are "drowning in a sea of paperwork" with more than one-sixth of the working week taken up doing non-essential paperwork, a survey suggests.</b><p>The …

North Korea: UK's Hague calls for calm amid tensions

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/968000/968099_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700319_3df0348c7d3d89eec6d80e3fc34e2dc7<p><b>British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for calm over the North Korean crisis.</b><p>Despite the "paranoid rhetoric" from Pyongyang, it was …

As Walgreen Plays Doctor, Family Physicians Bristle

Walgreen’s latest push into primary care has one major doctor group taking issue with the retailer’s expansion into “management for chronic conditions” such as high cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension.<p>The nation’s largest drugstore chain earlier this week announced that its more than 330 Take …