Obese People Outnumber Underweight People for First Time in Human History, Study Says
Obesity has been a growing problem in the U.S. for decades and increasingly its effect is being felt globally. A new study published by the Lancet Medical Journal finds that for the first time in human history, there are more obese people than underweight people in the world. The data -- which was
Ali Wentworth Tackles Self-Improvement Quest in New Book 'Happily Ali After'
Ali Wentworth, the actress, comedian and New York Times bestselling author of "Ali in Wonderland," is back with "Happily Ali After," a new book of comic vignettes that explore her "pre-midlife crisis" as she set out on her self-improvement quest. Channeling her inner Oprah , the hilarious wife of
5 Sleep Problems Nobody Talks About
You drift off at night like a newborn baby yet can't recall the last time you woke up truly refreshed. It may not seem that weird: "People tend to assume that because our modern lives are so hectic, nobody feels rested," says Meir Kryger, MD, a professor at the Yale School of Medicine. But the
Should You Be Drinking Milk?
For many of us, cow’s milk is the first thing we remember drinking, and we’ve always been told it’s a healthy choice: It’s packed with calcium and fortified with vitamin D, both of which are essential for building (and keeping) strong bones. And despite the saturated fat, milk is a great source of
California Woman's Shocking Descent Into Anorexia, in Her Own Words
Rachael Farrokh, 37, says she has been fighting a battle with anorexia for 10 long years -- but now, an extreme decline in her health has her determined to seek treatment and share her story with the world. Prior to her 10-year journey, Farrokh was the girl next door -- beautiful, talented, healthy
13 Foods That Are High in Magnesium
Magnesium helps your heart, muscles, and immune system function properly — and studies suggest that nearly half of Americans aren't consuming enough of the mineral. But before you start popping supplements, you should know there's a difference between inadequate intake and a true deficiency. Signs
6 Embarrassing Health Problems, Solved
There are certain health issues that most people would rather not discuss—even in the exam room. But trust us: Your doctor has heard it all. She's not the least bit fazed when you bring up a strange below-the-belt smell, or the fact that you sweat so much your socks get soaked. "I hear embarrassing
Teen Who Brought Hope to Those With 'Aging Disease' Dies From Rare Disorder
A teen who brought awareness and hope to those suffering from a rare genetic disease that causes premature aging has died. She was 17. Hayley Okines, of Bexhill, England, managed to survive four years longer than doctors predicted after she was diagnosed as an infant with the genetic disorder
Angelina Jolie's Surgery and What You Should Know
In a moving and personal op-ed piece, Angelina Jolie announced today that she has undergone surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a preventative measure to lower her risk of cancer. The actress had planned to have the surgery, but went ahead with it earlier than expected after a test
5 Ailments You Didn't Know Yoga Could Treat
Downward dog devotees swear that yoga helps them tone up and chill out—and certainly, the mind-body benefits of a regular practice have been well documented. But the ancient art of breathing paired with movement can also be a treatment for very specific health problems, both physical and emotional.