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7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone was happy (including himself). And to paraphrase Dean Wormer from Animal House: frazzled, stressed, and miserable […]

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Africa. They’re part of a larger program — called the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — aimed at stopping the spread of HIV around the world. Many health officials consider PEPFAR a succes. It is credited with […]

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

Let’s be real. Everyone feels unsure. Some may struggle with it more than others, but nobody is exempt. It’s how we respond in the face of that uncertainty that makes the difference–whether we allow it to feed us or frighten us. Fortunately, it’s not a matter of chance. There are techniques to reconnect with your […]

Why You Need to Love Yourself More

Why You Need to Love Yourself More

I used to believe that love meant putting everyone else and their needs first, before my own. While I do think there is some truth to that, in the sense that being a giving person is one of the ultimate acts of being a loving person, I came to realize that I must give to […]

Overweight And Thin People Might Actually See Food Differently

Overweight And Thin People Might Actually See Food Differently

Educating people about healthy eating is a nice idea, but does it result in healthier habits? Not necessarily, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge who published a study on the subject in this month’s issue of eNeuro. Their study of lean and overweight people concluded that education wasn’t the problem when it comes […]

It’s Official: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly And Other Birth Defects

It’s Official: Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly And Other Birth Defects

Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain defects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday. While there isn’t yet “conclusive proof” that the mosquito-borne virus causes severe birth defects, health officials asserted that the totality of the research thus far clearly shows that there is a causal connection, and […]

14 Easy Changes That Will Jump-start Your Health

14 Easy Changes That Will Jump-start Your Health

Embarking on a new weight loss or fitness plan can be daunting. It seems like you’ll have to make huge, disruptive changes to your lifestyle. But that’s not necessarily true. Here are some small changes you can make today that can all add up to big health gains. 1. Freeze fruit. When you want a […]

More Women Are At Risk Of Obesity-Related Illnesses Than Men: Survey

More Women Are At Risk Of Obesity-Related Illnesses Than Men: Survey

Twice as many Kenyan women as men are obese or overweight, according to a new health survey. It says more than six million adults have excess fat as a result of eating too much and moving too little. The 2015 Kenya STEPwise Non-Communicable Disease Survey says unhealthy diets, which include lots of sugars and salts, […]

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

In Summary Borne by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika has spread quickly to more than 30 places in Latin America and the Caribbean since last year. Rare cases of sexual transmission of the virus have also been recorded. Hundreds of thousands of people in the US territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with Zika […]

Unexplained Itching and Fatigue? Time to Get Your Liver Checked

Unexplained Itching and Fatigue? Time to Get Your Liver Checked

Imagine having itchy skin and fatigue with no explanation or diagnosis for your symptoms. This is what happened to Minnesota native Nishele, 44, who received a primary biliary cholangtis (PBC) diagnosis after years without any answers. Her journey, unfortunately, is like many others who have PBC. “By the time I was diagnosed, I had actually […]