Fewer people are dying from cancer in wealthy countries, while mortality rates are on the rise in lower-income countries, a new study says, providing fresh evidence that lifestyle weighs heavily in cancer rates, as does access to quality medical care.
On a recent snowy run, I stopped for a second to tie my shoe. As I was doing so, some movement caught my eye, and I looked up to see a rather large jack rabbit that was quickly moving along the hillside above me — then he stopped. For what was only a few seconds, I stood still and watched the rabbit as he sat in the snow, scanning the landscape ahead of him.
For anyone whose New Year resolution is to become faster, fitter and stronger, there’s growing evidence that improvements to health might not take up as much time as you think.
The January blahs may have nothing to do with the three pounds you gained in December or the Christmas thank-you notes that remain unwritten. They may signify you’re not getting enough sun, and the solution may be as easy as turning on a light.
Full disclaimer, ladies: there is nothing you can do that will make your hair magically grow a foot overnight. Hair only grows about 6 inches a year, according to Live Science. This varies depending on a lot of different factors including, fascinatingly, your race. (Asian hair grows the fastest!)
Are your pants feeling tight, but you’re too tired to care? Most people could benefit from making healthier choices. From the way we look to how we feel, deciding to live a healthier lifestyle brings about numerous benefits. Diets tend to feel restrictive and are difficult to maintain for long periods of time. Food should not be something we dread or regret but should be something enjoyable and energizing. Instead of trying a radical diet that leaves you hungry all day, why not make good nutrition a part of your daily life?
The people who help us in our greatest time of need are suffering. There is an epidemic of public servants like firefighters and police officers staying silent while enduring mental pain. They are not seeking help for anxiety, depression, sleep issues, post traumatic stress or suicidal thoughts. Instead they are negatively coping, which results in marital issues, severe agitation and substance abuse or even death. It is time they felt comfortable finding help. Here are some things they should know.
January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. The first week of January gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it you are off track.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in everyone else. You get lost in the mix when all you do is focus on others at work, make sure your kids have anything and everything they could possibly need, and ensuring your husband doesn’t have to worry about things you should be able to care of.
When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. I think of these girls wanting to attain what they believe is the “perfect” body, and I have done my best to teach my own daughters the importance of having a healthy body image.
Andrew Leigh's Christmas card photo went viral earlier this month, as people commiserated with the Australian politician's 'Grinchy' son. The 3-year-old is shown sitting apart from his two brothers and parents, appearing pouty and enraged.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of elderly adults spend the holidays alone, perhaps because they've lost touch with friends or have family members who won't or can't drop by and visit.
The small southern African Kingdom of Swaziland is leading the way in the global fight against malaria.
HIV director for the Coastal Health District, Susan Alt, BSN, ACRN, has been named the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board's Certified Nurse of the Year.
While sitting in my hospital bed the day after having given birth to our most recent addition, I got a phone call from my husband saying that he was on his way to the hospital with our six other children in tow.
It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about ...
To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale ...
Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from ...
Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.
Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.