Stars Who Announced They Got Sober

Hollywood is no stranger to sober celebs. A-list stars from Bradley Cooper to Robert Downey Jr. to Kristen Johnston and Russell Brand have been open about their struggles with alcohol, illegal drugs and other substance addictions. Some say they want to help other alcoholics and addicts find the courage they need to start their sobriety journey, while others say they’re […]

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People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming benefit from intervention

People with obesity are often treated with less respect than other people, discriminated against, and socially devalued because of their weight. This societal stigma can sometimes be internalized, leading individuals with obesity to blame and devalue themselves because of their weight. While it’s known that weight “self-stigma” is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how […]

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It’s taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia. About 56 000 strokes occur in Australia annually at an estimated economic cost of $5 billion per year; in regional Australia strokes occur at a rate of 250 per […]

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Trans teen who began transitioning at four is having gender reassignment surgery

16-year-old Trinity Neal, from Delaware, U.S, knew that she was living in the wrong body before she had even started primary school. Born male, Trinty would dress up in her mum’s clothes and adamantly express that she was a girl. Trinity was then taken to a specialist child therapist who confirmed that she had body dysphoria, but by then Trinity’s […]

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Putting the Kids First! Celebs Who Crush Coparenting

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have different ideas about how to raise kids. But the former couple prioritize coparenting for the sake of their children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.  “You have to be on the same page. You have to cooperate,” the Batman actor explained to Today.com in November 2017. “If you recognize that you both have the best interest […]

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Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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Women who take the Pill have a smaller hypothalamus in the brain

Women who take the Pill each day have an ‘essential’ brain region which is 6% SMALLER, scientists discover The hypothalamus is crucial for the normal production of hormones The small region plays a role in mood, appetite, sex drive and sleep This is the first time changes to its size have been found in women using the Pill   Early research […]

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