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But this is not the day I started this book – that was almost 5 years ago. Grief, anger, over-working, exhaustion, the quest for peace, these things have put this book on hold.
No medicine has been able to slow the progression of the disease, so researchers are taking an aggressive new approach.
Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.
Lacking easy access to specialized care, some families are turning to video-conferencing for treatment.
ANY DOCTOR WORTH THEIR white coat will tell you that eating a diet rich in whole grains is one of the best ways to get fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients that can help fight weight gain, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. But as it is, only 8%
Loosely regulated dietary supplements of the sort Pena-Reames took have found a rich vein of acceptance among middle-age and older Americans increasingly worried about losing their mental acuity.
Why aren’t we talking about the surprising number of women injured by childbirth?
YOU CAN STOP GUILTING YOURSELF OUT of that second cup of coffee every morning. There’s growing evidence that a daily jolt of java may be a healthy habit, thanks to its ability to keep heart vessels clear and lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, as well
Turns out the Democrats have a pretty big ace up their sleeve.
Writer Ayelet Waldman was on the verge of suicide until she self-medicated with LSD.
Oprah Winfrey’s Emotional Interview
Want to reward your workers without offering bonuses? The little things count, so look at this list of benefits that your staff will appreciate.
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, 53, started gambling excessively when she was 30. As a result, her 40th birthday wasn’t much of a celebration: She was hospitalized, shortly after a suicide attempt. She’d tried to slit her wrists the day she’d missed her bes
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
Gregor Hens’s Nicotine describes a life spent chasing moments of heightened power.
Schizophrenics and other people with unquiet minds are locked up, medicated, and stigmatized. Now a radical movement is telling them they might not be sick at all.
ADVOCATES BELIEVE THE POWDER HELPS PEOPLE KICK OPIOIDS WITHOUT RISK OF ADDICTION. WHEN THE DEA TRIED TO CRIMINALIZE IT, THEY FOUGHT BACK
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
I had a tough time in high school. Like many other young adolescents, I saw myself as fundamentally flawed, and felt a searing isolation. Nothing I looked forward to brought any hope. I stopped getting out of bed. I cut myself. I drafted a suicide no
The dazed young woman who arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital, Canada’s first and largest regional trauma center, from a head-on car crash presented the surgeons treating her with a disturbing problem. In addition to her many broken bones, the rhythm of h
FORGET WRINKLES. BOTOX IS NOW BEING USED TO TREAT MIGRAINES, DEPRESSION, TWITCHING EYES, OVERACTIVE BLADDERS, SWEATY PALMS AND MORE. SOME CALL IT A MARVEL OF MEDICINE; OTHERS CAUTION THE RISKS ARE STILL UNKNOWN. INSIDE THE EXPLODING BUSINESS AND STRANGE SCIENCE OF BOTOX
WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING AT THE grocery store, you probably expect that the olive oil you see came from, well, olives. And that the organic vegetables were never exposed to toxic chemicals, the cod fillet is sliced from a member of the cod species and th
Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex
It's not about how many brute hours you rack up -- it's about how effective you are at replenishing mental resources.
When it comes to preventing cognitive decline, simple lifestyle changes are finally being borne out by science
A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.
Instead of an “acid trip,” she took an “acid errand.”
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making a remote and medium-sized country a world-famous tourist destination. The problem was that Finland was known as a rathe
When she was a practicing occupational therapist, Elizabeth Fain started noticing something odd in her clinic: Her patients were weak. More specifically, their grip strengths, recorded via a hand-held dynamometer, were “not anywhere close to the norm
In 2013, Christopher Krietchman was walking down the street in Manhattan, worrying about his flailing meal-delivery company. Krietchman was the founder of Fresh Grill Café, which cooked and delivered healthy meals to New Yorkers. When he launched in
STRESS IS A MODERN MENTAL BOGEYMAN that keeps half of U.S. adults up at night, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. And many people don’t do anything to try to fight it. That’s bad news because stress takes a mea