There was one aspect of my childhood that was especially lucky. My parents insisted that I learn how to play a musical instrument at a young age. I think that eventually I would have played an instrument in any case. Music, in my gene pool, seems to be a genetic disease (but a good one).
A new study in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has found that children of women treated for depression with any of a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant were more likely to develop brain malformations than children of mothers with no history of depression.
SSRIs include almost all of today’s major antidepression medications, including Prozac, Paxil, Luvox, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 234 million prescriptions were written for Americans in 2010, including for between 7 percent and 13 percent of all pregnant women.
Some experts question whether the paleo diet is the best weight-loss approach. Here’s how the research shows it can make a big difference in your food environment, your health and the way your body looks.
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, remains one big mess. Now the Barack Obama Administration is harassing hundreds of thousands of those who have signed up for the world’s biggest boondoggle, seeking verification of eligibility for subsidies they were initially told they were eligible to receive.
The documents requested include birth certificates, Social Security cards, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses, pay stubs and voter registration cards.
Spring has sprung out all over, and with it comes allergy symptoms. But don’t reach for over-the-counter medicines for relief. Try the natural way.
Herbs provide safe relief without the harmful chemicals and side effects.
Years ago, so-called health experts recommended eating a low-fat diet to help your heart health. But now the medical world is starting to wake up to the fact that getting the right fats is vital for your cardiovascular wellness.
If you are worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease, that fear is justified. This frightening condition can wipe out your personality and memory. But scientists in Finland say you can actually lower your risk by changing your attitude toward your fellow humans.
Another day, another farcical “study” on the “benefits” of drinking diet sodas.
This one, reported on Denver’s local CBS affiliate, claims drinking diet sodas is better for losing weight than drinking water. This is “good news for diet soda lovers who also want to drop some pounds,” the reporter breathlessly proclaimed in her report.
Can chronic diseases be cured with the right food? A doctor cured herself of what was thought to be a hopeless case of multiple sclerosis by changing her meals. Learn the 10 changes in diet and lifestyle she’s discovered can put your body on the road to healing.
A study at Carleton University in California shows that having a purpose in your life is good for your health at any age.