Maybe massive corporations do care about us after all. Apple has announced its iOS 12 update, which includes an entire app dedicated to improving your digital wellbeing, one month after Google announced its latest software Android P, which includes the ability to put limits on the time spent using apps and block them after a […]
What Kate Spade Meant To Me As A Person Who Struggles With Depression
So many women have a Kate Spade bag story, and they’ve shared them on social media in the hours since the designer’s tragic death on Tuesday. The “first adult job” designer splurge, the celebration of major life milestones, the gifts from boyfriends who didn’t last as long as the bags did. I bought my first Kate […]
The One Phrase That Helps Kevin Hart On A Bad Mental Health Day
Do you spring out of bed, ready to start your day, or hit snooze over and over again? That Morning Person is HuffPost’s attempt to make sense of mornings by peering into the routines of others. Kevin Hart is learning what it takes for him to get in a healthy space. And now he’s hoping to encourage […]
Opioids Are 'The Defining Epidemic Of The 21st Century'
By Roger Parloff Psychiatrist Robert L. DuPont, MD, has been campaigning against opioid addiction for half a century. In the interview below, conducted with Opioid Watch late last month, DuPont explains why he believes today’s opioid crisis — “the defining epidemic of the 21st Century” — needs a “new narrative.” He focuses in particular on […]
100 Women: The modern face of the 'DIY abortion'
Global online searches for abortion pills have more than doubled over the last decade, BBC analysis of Google searches shows. The findings also suggest that in countries where abortion laws are more restrictive, there is greater search interest in abortion pills. By buying pills online and sharing medical advice through WhatsApp groups, women are increasingly […]
This Is What It's Like To Be A Man With Binge-Eating Disorder
“How many sets of cutlery do you need with your order, sir? About four?” asked the nice lady on the phone. “Yes, that’s perfect, thanks,” I answered. When the delivery guy knocked 45 minutes later, I cracked the door just wide enough to grab the bulging bag of food. My apartment was so loud that […]
'How a TV show led to my cancer diagnosis'
When BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire spoke openly about the symptoms that led to her breast cancer diagnosis on ITV’s The Real Full Monty, two women contacted her to say it led to them being diagnosed themselves. Derbyshire has been to meet them. “I want to thank you for saving my life.” This was the first […]
Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid – Dr Xand van Tulleken
Low-carb diets have been around for a while. But did you know the colour of the carbs you eat also matters – and as Dr Xand van Tulleken explains, it’s the beige ones you really have to watch out for. Dr Faisal Maassarani is on a mission. The GP, from Kirby, on Merseyside, wants to […]
Hurricane Season Has Started. Here's What Medical Experts Say Is Needed To Save Lives.
The 2018 hurricane season began Friday, a stressful time for communities most likely to be affected. In recent years, southeastern U.S. cities, like Houston and New Orleans, and Caribbean islands such as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Dominica have seen their infrastructure, economies and public health majorly affected by the high winds and heavy flooding […]
5 Things You Must Know About Health Insurance Before You Turn 26
If you thought your college capstone project was intense, get ready for something a lot more confusing. Meet health insurance: the complicated maze of contradictions, exclusions and exceptions that is about to become yours. Happy upcoming 26th birthday! Until you turn 26, there’s a good chance you may still be covered under your parents’ health insurance […]
Cuts to sexual-health services imminent
Media playback is unsupported on your device Some sexual-health clinics face closure or reduced hours as almost half the councils in England plan to cut spending, a BBC investigation reveals. Of the 151 councils that responded to a BBC Freedom of Information request, 72 planned to cut sexual-health funding in 2018-19 compared with 2017-18. Most […]
Will The New Foster Care Law Give Grandparents A Hand?
By Teresa Wiltz The aim of a new federal law is to reduce the number of children who end up in the troubled foster care system — the biggest reboot of the child welfare system since 1980. But already, the Family First Prevention Services Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump in February, is […]
Six Ways The Apple Watch Is Getting Better For Fitness
While the Apple Watch Series 3 was the best version of Apple’s wearable yet and the best sporty smartwatch available (unless you use an Android phone, of course), it was far from the complete package when it comes to health and fitness. Some of the issues can’t be fixed by software tweaks alone, like the […]
5 Films About The AIDS Crisis That Are Crucial And Heartbreaking
We’re nearly 30 years out from the height of the AIDS crisis, but that doesn’t mean the realities of living with HIV don’t continue to shape the lives of LGBTQ people in a very real way ― particularly the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community. June 5 marks HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, a time […]
Denbighshire mum 'paralysed' after tick bite in garden
A woman suffered severe facial paralysis- and could only eat through a straw – after being bitten by a tick in her garden. Rachel Foulkes-Davies, 43, said the bite started off as small red mark before it caused her eyes to swell up. The mother-of-three said she is still in pain three years on and […]