Countries Ban TV Ads For Unhealthy Foods Aimed At Children, But The Shows Themselves...

When I was a boy, my mom called me a "mush head" if I sat in front of the television too long. Her suggestion was that unenlightened programming was rotting my brain. But piles...

Here’s Exactly What You Need To Know Before Waxing At Home

By Alexis Bennett The first time I attempted to wax my own armpits at home was a complete failure. I figured DIY waxing couldn't be that bad since I had sat through several eyebrow and bikini...

16 Foods That Boost and Improve Your Immune System

Medicinenet.com Reach for Elderberries Modern Day Folk Medicine Elderberrry is a shrub that has been used medicinally for centuries. Sambucus nigra, or black elderberry bush, is the version most commonly used to make syrup and lozenges. Extracts...

Aerobic exercise boosts testosterone for overweight men

Written by Honor Whiteman As men age, testosterone levels decrease. This can cause a number of physical and emotional changes, including weight gain, loss of bone density, depression, and reduced sex drive. A new study, however,...

The happiness we transmit through smell

Sarah Knapton - April 17, 2015 It is said that happiness is contagious and now scientists believe they may know why. For the first time researchers have found that humans can detect whether another person is...

Most cancer types ‘just bad luck’

By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested. A US team were trying to...

Colorectal Cancers Are Increasing in Millennials—7 Symptoms to Know

By Korin Miller- Self You’d be hard-pressed to find many millennials concerned about colorectal cancer. (Since cancer that affects the colon, aka large intestine, and rectum, which connects the colon to the anus, are so...

People ‘hear’ flashes due to disinhibited flow of signals around the brain, suggests study

A synaesthesia-like effect in which people 'hear' silent flashes or movement, such as in popular 'noisy GIFs' and memes, could be due to a reduction of inhibition of signals that travel between visual and...

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak

By Alexandra Sifferlin TIME Health Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals....

Going to pot: legalised cannabis edges nearer in west after US states end ban

Debate among health experts switches to regulation of cannabis as drug policy in US, Uruguay and Spain flouts UN conventions Sarah Boseley, health editor Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of...

Psychiatric beds disappear in US despite growing demand

Across the US, it's getting harder to find a psychiatric hospital bed for patients in crisis, doctors and advocates say. States have been reducing hospital beds for decades, because of insurance pressures as well as...

Psoriasis linked to greater risk of depression

People with psoriasis - a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin - are at greater risk of depression. This is according to new research recently presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's...

Alzheimer’s could be caused by viruses like herpes

Sarah Knapton in London Alzheimer's disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link. The worldwide team of 31 scientists...

Mental health check: how to spot the signs you need help

Learn to recognise when you need help with your mental health. By Becky Fletcher Do you need help with your mental health? New research suggests 83 per cent of Brits wish they had sought help for their mental health issues...

Sleep training ‘may reduce racism and sexism’

By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep. A team at Northwestern University, Chicago, played sounds while...

Only 25% Of Bullied Teens At Risk For Depression, Self-Harm Seek Help

Nearly one in three teens are affected by bullying, placing them at risk for health problems including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression and self-harm. Unfortunately, fewer than a quarter of these teens receive...

Post-traumatic stress disorder: causes, symptoms and treatment

Advice for PTSD sufferers and their families. By Dr Roger Henderson Post-traumatic stress disorder (sometimes called PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder. PTSD was first documented during the First World War when soldiers developed shell shock as a...

Sunscreen Pills Are Total B.S., According To The FDA

The FDA released a statement warning consumers to steer clear of sunscreen pills that claim to protect against sun damage in supplement form. They also revealed that they've sent warning letters to multiple...

Women get worse care after a heart attack than men – must they shout...

Ann Robinson As a GP, this glaring gender divide is worrying. More must be done to fix the problem – and both men and women should avoid underplaying symptoms ‘Women and men alike do themselves no...

Abortion Doesn’t Negatively Affect Women’s Mental Health: Study

Alexandra Sifferlin @acsifferlin It's the largest and most comprehensive study on the matter In the U.S., where abortion is a legal medical procedure, nine states currently require that women seeking an abortion receive counseling about the...