Why The Cluster Headache Is More Than Just A Headache

Why The Cluster Headache Is More Than Just A Headache

Cluster headache is more than just a headache. It is a severe neurological condition, sometimes known as a “suicide headache” because many patients have suicidal thoughts during attacks.

Self-Suggestions To Hypnotize Yourself Out Of Pain Now

Self-Suggestions To Hypnotize Yourself Out Of Pain Now

All of us who have chronic pain know that it tends to change our personality. Over time, the continued struggle with pain tends to zap your energy and strength. Life is harder and more stressful when persistent pain is a central part of it. Fortunately, now there are...

Arthritis Diet: Eating the Right Foods Has A Major Impact

Arthritis Diet: Eating the Right Foods Has A Major Impact

Dietary practices have a major impact on arthritis. In fact, if you eat the typical American diet, it could be making your arthritis worse. The right foods can keep you free of stiff joints, swelling, and fatigue. Changing the way you eat will change the way you feel. Among the offenders are...

Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous Levels

Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous Levels

Since World War II, rates of depression have doubled in the U.S., and depression is now the second most disabling illness in the Western world after heart disease. I have organized a holistic program for the prevention and treatment of depression into five areas — physical self-care, mental/emotional self-care, spiritual self-care, people support, and lifestyle habits.

Are You Looking... or Seeing? Left Brain, Right Brain

Are You Looking... or Seeing? Left Brain, Right Brain

A great deal of research has been done in an effort to understand the structures and processes that are necessary for vision. What is obvious is that each eye feeds specific information through the visual pathways to the two sides of the brain.

Can Coronavirus Spread 4 Metres?

Can Coronavirus Spread 4 Metres?

Recent headlines have suggested COVID-19 can spread up to four metres, drawing into question the current advice to maintain 1.5 metres between people to prevent the spread of the virus.

Health, Cancer Prevention and Sunlight

Cancer Prevention and Sunlight

In some respects cancer is to industrialized countries today what tuberculosis was to the 18th and 19th century: a major cause of death and misery which defeats the best efforts of conventional medicine. Then, as now, all of the emphasis was on removing the manifestation of the disease and not on enhancing the patient's ability to overcome it.

Am I Crazy or Menopausal? Myths and Fallacies about Menopause

Am I Crazy or Menopausal? Myths and Fallacies about Menopause

My first thoughts were that I was going crazy. I was sure of it. After all, what else could possibly be causing the sudden and unexpected onset of memory lapses, anxiety, depression, night sweats, and phobia attacks that had completely turned my life upside down? My initial visits with my internist had turned up nothing, further convincing me that I was losing my mind...

What We Know About COVID-19's Infectivity And Viral Load

What We Know About COVID-19's Infectivity And Viral Load

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, it has become clear that people need to understand basic facts about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to make informed health care and public policy decisions.

How COVID-19 Tests Work and What's In Development

How COVID-19 Tests Work And What's In Development

One of the key factors in tackling the spread of COVID-19 across the globe is testing. In South Korea, for example, mass testing has been used to try and quickly identify and isolate those with the disease. 

Which Vaccinations Should You Get As An Adult

Which Vaccinations Should You Get As An Adult

Before vaccines were developed, infectious diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and meningitis were the leading cause of death and illness in the world.

How To Spot Coronavirus Fake News

How To Spot Coronavirus Fake News

The proliferation of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been labelled a dangerous “infodemic”.

How To Clean Your House To Kill Coronavirus

How To Clean Your House To Kill Coronavirus

Consider these expert tips for cleaning your home to kill the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (and the pathogens behind other deadly diseases).

4 Things To Know About Hand Sanitizer

4 Things To Know About Hand Sanitizer

As concern about coronavirus grows, hand sanitizer is in high demand. Biologist Jeffrey Gardner explains why alcohol is a key ingredient in hand sanitizer, and why he doesn’t recommend making your own supply at home.

How Does The Coronavirus Test Work?

  How Does The Coronavirus Test Work?

The U.S. government is fighting to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Testing is central to these efforts.

When Safety Measures Lead To Riskier Behavior By More People

When Safety Measures Lead To Riskier Behavior By More People

Safety measures make risky activities less risky: seat belts for car occupants, bailouts for financial institutions. Masks and disinfectants might feel like they do the same for anyone afraid of coronavirus.

Who Is At Risk Of Coronavirus And How Do We Know?

Who Is At Risk Of Coronavirus And How Do We Know?

Now officially a pandemic, the virus has proven adept at crossing borders, with confirmed cases reported in over 100 countries (for the latest numbers, refer to our coronavirus mapping tool).

Will Warmer Weather Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus?

Will Warmer Weather Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus?

As the coronavirus death toll continues to rise, some have suggested that the approaching warmer spring weather in the northern hemisphere may slow or even stop the spread of the disease.

Why Americans Give Birth In Bed

Why Americans Give Birth In Bed
Americans still choose to give birth bed-bound, on their backs, with their knees up, legs spread, feet in the air.

Can You Die From A Common Cold?

Can You Die From A Common Cold?
Most people know that the flu can kill. Indeed, the so-called Spanish flu killed 50 million people in 1918 – more than were killed in the first world war.

How Mindfulness Can Give You The Gift of a Calmer Christmas

How Mindfulness Can Give You The Gift of a Calmer Christmas
In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests. We are bombarded with adverts telling us what to buy and where. We tackle the shopping crowds searching for the perfect gift

Could You Be Addicted to Coffee, Sugar, and Caffeine?

Maybe You're Addicted to Coffee, Sugar, and Caffeine?
Current estimates suggest that addictions affect one-third of the population in the United States. Of course, when most of us hear the word addict, we think crack, or cocaine, or heroin... Certainly we don't think about, say, sugar -- and yet sugar is the most prevalent addictive substance in the world!

What Causes Parkinson's Disease?

What Causes Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease.

Is It Possible That Fear Accelerates Death and Words Cause Disease?

Can Words and Fear Cause Cancer?
Is it possible that people who are diagnosed with cancer die of a sophisticated form of voodoo? Does the victim's belief in the power of vicious cells, like belief in the power of a hex, lead to his death? 'Cancer' is a demon word -- the destructiveness of cancer begins as soon as the diagnosis is uttered. The word strikes terror to the heart...

Boost Your Immune System: Getting Started

Boost Your Immune System: Getting Started
You've probably noticed that there's a healing side to exercise: It can chase the blues, help fight stress, and raise your energy. Qigong, t'ai chi, and yoga were used purposefully in ancient cultures as a complement to medical treatment.

3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain

3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain
If you suffer from neck pain, you’re not alone. Spinal pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and its occurrence has increased dramatically over the past 25 years.

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
Autoimmune diseases, which include a range of around 80 different illnesses from rheumatoid arthritis to type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, occur when the immune system attacks the body.

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?
More than 7m people in the UK have high blood pressure; it is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, associated with one in four deaths.

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia
Decline in brain function often occurs as people age. People often worry that declining brain function is an inevitable part of growing old and will lead to dementia, but it is not. Many people do not experience age-related cognitive decline.

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age
Why do we age? It’s a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting to get some answers. Here is the story so far.

Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed

Life Is Not A Sprint, But A Journey To Be Fully Enjoyed
"Before the stroke, Ted was all business. Very serious. Since he’s recovered, he’s got such a sense of humor. He’s come almost 180 degrees now. He’s so much funnier, and all his humor—his dry sense of humor—has come out. It never came out before the stroke."

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