How Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry Want Fans to Honor Their Royal Baby

Using social media for good! Three days after their Instagram debut, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry asked fans to honor their royal baby’s impending arrival with donations to charities of their choice. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child,” the pair’s Friday, April […]

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‘Short sleepers’ can get just 4 hours a night and feel fine. But is their health at risk?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Sleep is overrated.” So proclaims Stephen Klasko, who throughout his life has taken pride in sleeping only four or five hours a night. Those extra few hours away from his pillow, he believes, have allowed him to write books, run marathons, and achieve his lofty professional goals. An obstetrician and gynecologist, he’s the president and CEO […]

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Study: Technology and doctors combine to detect patients who don’t take their pills

Almost everyone does it at some point—skip a dose of a medication, decide to not schedule a recommended follow-up appointment or ignore doctor’s orders to eat or exercise differently. Such nonadherence can seem harmless on an individual level, but costs the U.S. health care system billions of dollars a year. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how to best identify […]

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Many say ketamine eased their depression, but is it safe?

Jen Godfrey (HealthDay)—Jen Godfrey couldn’t shake the “deep cloud” that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit—five years of fertility treatment and an 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy that left her with persistent pain; a close relative’s suicide; another who went missing; and her own divorce. It was all too much […]

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For many women, tracking their fertility can be an emotional whirlwind

Have you ever used a health app to track your personal data, such as diet, exercise, or menstrual cycle? Did seeing the data make you feel excited and empowered? Or stressed and frustrated? With the popularity of self-tracking technologies like apps and wearables, many people are becoming more engaged with their health data. According to a 2012 Pew Research Center […]

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PTSD Patients Do Best When They Choose Their Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment — be it medication or counseling — they respond better, a new study finds. The study included 200 adult patients, including military veterans and survivors of sexual assault, seen at outpatient clinics in Seattle and Cleveland. They were asked if they preferred treatment with […]

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Obese mice lose a third of their fat using a natural protein

To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression of this protein in a laboratory strain of obese mice showed a remarkable reduction of their fat mass despite a genetic predisposition to eat all the […]

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