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Making peace with the idea of 'ideal weight'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:20:00 GMT

I now know that I don't need to reach that magic BMI number to achieve real health improvements.

The strategy that helped this couple stop arguing

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:37:00 GMT

The idea is to talk about your feelings and needs without making judgments so you can really be heard.

SEC charges Theranos executives with 'massive fraud'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:41:00 GMT

Bloodbath continues for Theranos execs in new fraud charge

Early humans arose from the rubble of chaos

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:15:57 GMT

Environment changes transformed early humans, who learned how to use lighter tools, hunt new kinds of animals and communicate with other groups

Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen, study finds

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:28:47 GMT

Sexual minorities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students were at four-to-eight-fold higher risk than others for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

CDC strengthens yellow fever travel warning

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:59:02 GMT

Four travelers have died from the virus. Even areas near big cities are affected.

Egg freezing industry reeling after two major malfunctions

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 02:05:00 GMT

Egg freezing clinics come under scrutiny after two major malfunctions in different parts of the country result in possible loss of thousands of eggs, embryos.

Myths and facts about going vegan

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:31:00 GMT

The myths and facts about embracing a plant-based diet.

Science-backed reasons to have a pint on St. Patrick's Day

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:54:00 GMT

A pint of beer a day may come with a host of health benefits.

How black barbershops cut hair and blood pressure

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:19:43 GMT

Experiment shows new ways to treat African-American men, the group most at risk from high blood pressure

I said 'no' to unpaid emotional labor by saying goodbye to this word

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Doing the lion's share of unpaid work at home? One way is to change perception is to change our language.

Fit women mostly escaped Alzheimer's

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:43:00 GMT

If you exercise even a little, you are probably already there

Stabbed, punched, bitten: Violence against health care workers common

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:17:00 GMT

Serious workplace violence is on average four times more common in health care than in other private industries.

How did Stephen Hawking live so long with ALS?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:47:59 GMT

Fame and fortune didn't hurt, doctors say

Failure at California fertility clinic could affect hundreds of patients

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 01:36:00 GMT

A liquid nitrogen tank failure came days after an unrelated malfunction at another fertility clinic in Ohio.

Experts say this simple tracker can help pinpoint (and fix) sleep problems

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Do this for a week and you might find yourself resting a lot easier.

How to cope with daylight saving time, according to sleep docs

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:59:00 GMT

It's just an hour. An hour that can throw a healthy sleeper's Circadian rhythm out of whack.

Bullying seen as a factor in higher pregnancy rates among gay, bisexual teens

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:36:00 GMT

Young lesbians and bisexual women are roughly twice as likely as those who identify as straight to have a teen pregnancy, research has shown.

Children's allergy ER visits more than double

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:26:00 GMT

Food allergies account for the most serious cases

Common STD may double ovarian cancer risk

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:49:07 GMT

This common STD can also cause infertility and often goes undetected. Can treating it quickly help protect women against later disease?

Black women follow Harriet Tubman's path on Underground Railroad

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:00:00 GMT

GirlTrek urges black women to engage in "radical self-care" through exercise and civic engagement.

Poignant aid-in-dying video shows couple's final days

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:07:37 GMT

An Oregon couple who are among the first people who chose to go through with aided death recorded their final days in an intimate documentary.

What's killing Americans? Death maps show despair

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:37:00 GMT

Alcohol deaths are down, but drug overdoses are way, way up

Australia's gun laws stopped mass shootings

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:12:19 GMT

Strict guns laws passed after a 1996 massacre prevented more attacks, according to computer analysis

FDA seeks to lower nicotine in cigarettes

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:46:18 GMT

FDA says the move will save lives

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