The idea of overdosing usually brings illegal drugs to mind, but that’s not always the case. The danger of overdosing on common medicines is all too real — and still comes with the same deadly side effects as illegal drugs do. If these medicines are lurking in your cabinet, make sure you are following the suggested dosages to avoid severe injury or even death.
We all have stress, but our gender plays a role in how we react and are affected by it. Women are not only more likely to suffer from chronic stress, but studies show that stress affects the female body much differently than a man’s. Here are a few ways that common enemy of us all — stress — affects women much differently than men:
With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion rights are again at the forefront of the national conversation.
Megan Jayne Crabbe haters told her she “ruined her body” because she looked healthier when she was suffering from an extreme case of anorexia. They told her she didn’t need to get "fat” in order to be happy.
Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for a surgery she assumed had been covered by her health insurance.
After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Have you ever been told you look like an Emily or a Michael? Or maybe you go by your middle name or a nickname because you just don't "look" like your first name. As weird as it sounds, there's a good chance that others can guess your name based on your appearance — Science has found your first name can change the way you look.
Drinking loads of water always feels like such an inconvenience; however, if you don’t do it, you will die. That sounds a little extreme, but it’s true! You should be drinking half your body weight in fluid ounces a day to receive proper hydration and see health benefits.
You pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and head off to your local pool for a day of family fun in the cool water....and urine? This new study says yes.
In the future, people looking to find out how long they'll live may forgo the fortune teller and tarot-card reader and just have their telomeres measured.
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. You can lower your risk of being one of the 12 percent by doing these things:
Are you ready to show your body at the beach this summer? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time. The key to feeling and looking amazing is to be confident in your own skin.
Sure, it’s easier to be told what to eat. We’ve been conditioned to expect to be told what to do, or what to not do.
Donna Penner could still hear the usual banging sounds of the operating room when she woke up after surgery. She was completely relaxed — relieved it was over — when she heard two words that froze her heart.
I was shocked to hear how basic Jennifer Aniston’s weekly routines are that make her 48-year-old body look so much younger. Her unwavering commitment to standard healthy living can be intimidating until you realize just how simple it is - with no-frill dieting or extreme workouts. The down-to-earth celebrity is very open about her year-round, striving commitments to maintaining a happy and healthy life.
Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.
We’ve all heard we should wash our produce before eating it but does it really matter? In short, yes. There are three good reasons ...
Spring has sprung, and fresh, in-season produce can add a punch of flavor and nutrients to your plate. To keep things simple, try cutting up ...
Poisoning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. While most poisonings are typically preventable, they still yield extremely dangerous and ...