Going gluten-free is more popular than ever: A 2017 study from the Mayo Clinic found that the number of Americans following a gluten-free diet tripled from 2009 to 2014. By the end of the study period, an estimated 3 million people in the United States were avoiding gluten in their diet, researchers concluded. Several years later, the trend is still going strong.
John Singleton Died of a Stroke at Age 51 Yesterday—His Family Says This Health Problem Could Be the Cause
John Singleton died yesterday after suffering from a stroke. The director was just 51. Singleton was on life support for 13 days before his family decided to take him off it on Monday, People reports.
Measles outbreaks are shaking communities across the U.S. As of Friday, 704 cases of the disease have been reported this year, the CDC said.
Kidney cancer is generally found in older people. 2-3% of all cancer cases in older people are kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma is a type of kidney tumor which is found mostly in adults. Kidney cancer symptoms are not generally observed in children or young people.
Everyone has a talent and our talents vary as much as the next person. For some people that talent lies in matchmaking. So why not make money out of your talent? Why not offer it to a wider spectrum and launch a dating site? When the planning is done right, these sites can be very lucrative and require minimal effort to maintain and run.
Estheticians (also known as aestheticians) are integral parts of spas, salons, and similar places that provide specialized beauty care. Laser hair removal, facials, waxes, chemical peels, among other cosmetic services, are performed by estheticians. Estheticians are not to be confused with cosmetologists, however, who work more in hair cutting, manicures, and pedicures. If you’re looking into a career as an esthetician, consider both the pros and cons of the profession.
For many of us, mental illness seems like something foreign and that has led to a lack of seriousness in dealing with the issue. It should be noted that more than 54 million people suffer from mental disorders in the US alone. This is an estimated 15% of the population of those who have acknowledged being mentally ill. But still, many people do not acknowledge mental illness because of stigma. As a parent, a spouse or just any
Asthma is a chronic health condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the airways of the lungs. This inflammation or obstruction results when the airways overreact to certain factors making it difficult to breathe. The inflammation can also result in constriction and irritability of airways, mucus production and swelling. This makes people suffering from this condition to have very sensitive airways.
Americans are expected to spend a total of $14.8 billion on Super Bowl parties, an average cost of $81 per person, according to the National Retail Federation. People aged 35 to 44 are willing to spend the most on a party: $123.26.
Most stories about Americans and retirement paint a dire picture of unpreparedness. However, new data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute offer some much needed hope.
Many people have enough saved for retirement to claim Social Security later than they do, according to a study in the Journal of Pension Economics & Finance. That’s significant: Your monthly Social Security check will typically be three-quarters larger if you claim at 70 instead of at 62.
Kratom is a peculiar supplement: Experts have warned that its healing powers haven’t been backed by science, yet you can do a quick Google search and find loads of recipes for kratom tea, which is said to be able to heal everything from anxiety and depression to obesity. Officials had previously warned that science doesn’t support kratom’s many reported benefits.
In much of the country, spring and summer mean warmer weather and spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, it also means that the ticks that carry Lyme disease bacteria may be out in full force, especially in wooded or grassy areas.
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll make up a classic trio. We might not be able to tell you much about the rock ‘n’ roll part (sorry, we’re not a music site), but we can tell you what drugs people take before a sex session. A new study looked into the sex lives of thousands of people to find out which drugs are most commonly used to heat things up between the sheets.
It’s no black and blue (or white and gold) dress, but a recent viral post is making people seriously question their eyesight. Twitter account @unusualfacts6 posted a tweet on Sunday that claimed people can determine if they have astigmatism based on how they perceive light, demonstrated by two photos.
Do I have body dysmorphia?
Sexual assault statistics in the United States are staggering. One in three women (and one in four men) experience sexual violence that involves physical contact, according to the CDC. Nearly 20% of women are raped or are the target of an attempted rape. And since many sexual assaults go unreported, the real numbers concerning sexual assault crimes and victims are probably much higher.
It’s nearly impossible to turn on the TV, read the news, or log onto Facebook right now without reading or hearing about a woman’s experience with sexual assault. What started with celebrity accusations of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to women everywhere—including, probably, many women in your own social media feed.
By now you’ve probably heard about the man who went viral for having the inside of both of his ears cut out. If not, here’s the story: Charles Bentley reportedly traveled from Australia to Sweden to have his inner ears surgically removed by a man who calls himself a “body modification practitioner.” The procedure is apparently called “conch removal,” and as soon as Bentley’s post-op photos hit the Internet, people started freaking out.
Most people probably think the body positivity movement is inclusive. But sometimes overweight women who are actively trying to lose weight get criticized within the body positivity space.
Actress and comedian Amy Schumer revealed that her husband, chef Chris Fischer, is on the autism spectrum. Schumer opened up about Fischer’s condition during her Netflix special Amy Schumer: Growing, which premiered on Tuesday, Entertainment Tonight reports.
One out of every 700 babies born in the United States has Down syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal disorder in the country. Fortunately, because it is so prevalent, doctors have become very knowledgeable on how to help people with Down syndrome live full lives. In fact, it’s not unusual for people with the disorder to live independently, play competitive sports, or start a business.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of the joints. Medications can help manage symptoms, and some people also benefit from natural remedies, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes that can help.
A workout program that’s been dubbed one of the most “exclusive” fitness classes on the planet has the internet outraged. Skinny Bitch Collective (the name really says it all, doesn’t it?) held an invite-only retreat in Kenya, and over the weekend, videos surfaced of students using native Maasai tribesmen as literal props during one of the workouts.
The FDA Just Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for People With Treatment-Resistant Depression. Here’s What That Means
The new antidepressant approved yesterday by the FDA achieves a number of firsts. It is the first new antidepressant to be approved in decades that works in an entirely novel way, the first antidepressant to come in nasal spray form, and the first to work in a very short time rather than in weeks or even months. And for people suffering from major depressive disorder for whom nothing else has worked, it may offer a new chance at recovery.
Since the beginning of this year, 159 cases of measles in 10 states have been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a lot for just two months, especially for a disease that, back in 2000, was declared eliminated from the United States. (For comparison, most recent years haven’t seen that many cases in an entire 12-month span. Two exception were 2018, which saw 372 cases, and 2014, which saw 667.)
When news broke that actor Jussie Smollett was under arrest for allegedly faking a hate crime against himself in January, America reacted with shock, anger, and serious confusion. Chicago police chalked up his actions to his dissatisfaction with his salary and his role on the television show Empire. But many of us wondered: What else was going on in the actor’s head?
There’s no question that CBD is the buzzy wellness product of the moment. If you live in a state where it’s currently legal, you might feel like CBD has gone from being sort of around to absolutely everywhere all at once. Coffee shops sell CBD lattes, spas offer CBD facials, beauty companies are rushing to release lotions with CBD or hemp oils in their formulas. And everyone from your anxious coworker to your arthritis-suffering dad wants to get their hands on some CBD gummies.
People with Down syndrome have to deal with a lot of misconceptions about what they can and can’t do. Down is a genetic condition that causes developmental delays and intellectual disability, and conventional wisdom has it that those afflicted by it can’t succeed at complex tasks, form lasting relationships, do well in sports, or overcome other kinds of challenges.
The news this week is all about the weather: Meteorologists are warning of deep freezes in the northeast and record low temperatures in the midwest in the coming days—with states like Illinois and Minnesota predicted to have wind chills as low as -50 and -60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead on November 15 in her California home at age 47. The cause of death was “pending investigation” for months, according to People, but today, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced it to be lobar pneumonia.
Are you an anxious person? A type-A perfectionist? Prone to depression? Highly stressed? Then there’s a good chance that you aren’t sleeping well. It’s long been known among sleep experts that insomniacs tend to have certain personality traits—most of them not all that positive. And a new paper published in Lancet Psychiatry only furthers the evidence. Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience researcher Tessa Blanken and her team studied the personality traits and life histories of 2,224 study participants diagnosed with probable insomnia disorder between 2010 and 2016 and traced insomnia to five personality types.
For some people, colder temperatures and shorter days bring to mind beautiful winter wonderlands and cozy nights by the fire. For others, however, winter can be downright depressing. Now, scientists say they may have a clue as to why some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) while others don’t: According to one recent study, eye color may play a significant role.
Actor and director Penny Marshall passed away yesterday at the age of 75. According to a statement from Marshall’s family, her death was caused by complications from diabetes.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is sheer anguish for those who struggle with it. Vexing thoughts or images—things that are distressing or sexual in nature, for instance—are a hallmark of OCD. To counteract their anxious feelings, people with this mental health diagnosis may feel compelled to perform certain behaviors over and over, such as extreme handwashing, or mental rituals, like excessive counting.
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 18 million adults (and lots of children, as well) in the United States. Ask anyone who suffers from the itchy, chronic condition and they’ll tell you it can be unpleasant at best, and debilitating at worst.
If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you’ve experienced a traumatic event—like a mass shooting, terrorism attack, or sexual assault—that made you believe your life or the lives of people you care about were in danger.
Your heart aches when people in your life wrestle with over-the-top anxiety and worry. And let’s be honest: It can be frustrating when loved ones ditch plans to go out with you because they’re having an anxiety attack.
Winter is prime time for the coughing, phlegm, fatigue, and general unpleasantness of acute bronchitis. Viruses are by far the most common cause of the illness, which typically goes away in a week or so (although the cough can linger). And–’tis the season–it’s usually the very same viruses that cause the flu or a common cold that give you bronchitis, too.
Many of us get tongue-tied making small talk with strangers or folks we hardly know. Awkward, yes, but really common and no big deal.
Infection with the Clostridium difficile bacterium is one of the most feared in medicine. Not only can Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile or C. diff) cause life-threatening symptoms and even death, it is now spreading more and more easily. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some half a million people are infected with C. diff each year and, of those, 15,000 die.
Imagine how you would feel if people looked at your body and asked, “Are you a burn victim? A domestic abuse survivor? A blood disease patient?” when you’re absolutely none of those things. Those are the types of questions Berlange Presilus deals with regularly, and now she’s speaking up about what really causes one of her legs to be a different color than the other.
Ask any keto diet devotee and they’ll tell you that the high-fat, low-carb eating plan delivers real results: Many people who follow the restrictive plan lose weight, and unlike with other diets they may have tried, they don’t feel hungry or deprived.
We all have our insecurities. But if you often find yourself worrying about what others think of your appearance, or you spend a lot of time sweating about whether your peers actually like you, it’s possible you suffer from social anxiety.
How long we live seems to have less to do with our genes than previously thought, according to a new study. Yes, our DNA does play something of a role, as does our environment. But scientists also discovered another surprising factor that seems to help determine life expectancy, as well: The person you choose to spend your years with.
As the body-positivity movement continues to pick up speed, more and more women are embracing their curves. There’s no question our bodies should be celebrated, no matter their shape or size. But there’s a case to be made that being curvy has turned into a trend—one that glosses over what it’s actually like to have the body type.
Halloween is here, which means when you walk outside, you might see people dressed up as zombies, witches, and one-breasted mermaids. Wait, what? Yep, you read that right. That’s the badass costume breast cancer survivor Melissa Jansen is rocking this year, and it intentionally puts her mastectomy scar on full display.
We’ve all passed someone on the street or in the grocery store and made a silent mental (and unfair) judgment about them. Next time you get the urge to do that, remind yourself that you don’t even know half of that person’s situation. Jennifer Knapp Wilkinson would know; she’s been the one on the other end of that judgment many times, and now she’s telling her story.
Unscientifically speaking, breakups suck. All sorts of complex emotions are involved, often with one or both partners considering their options for quite some time. Now a new study lends some evidence as to why some of those people make the decision to stay, even if they’re unhappy in their relationship. Apparently, they don’t want to upset their significant other.
There’s no denying we all feel lonely at times. But if it’s something that happens to everyone, why don’t we talk about loneliness more often? Influencer Mia Violet recently took to Instagram to ask her followers that very question and let them know having a social following doesn’t make her immune to feeling alone.