Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see What You Can Do). It often takes time and patience to overcome. However, while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, an MGH expert points out that there are commonsense steps you can take that
Are Energy Drinks Bad for You? 3 Things You Need to Know About Monster, Red Bull, and Other Energy Drinks
Before you reach for a case of Monster energy drinks, consider this: Are energy drinks bad for you? A growing number of studies are finding that products like Monster, Red Bull, and 5-Hour Energy can result in a variety of health dangers without offering any unique benefits.
The extreme acidity
Up to 15 million Americans are thought to suffer from heartburn (a form of indigestion that is felt as a burning sensation in the chest) each day—but it isn’t normal to have heartburn after every meal, according to Mount Sinai gastroenterologist Brijen Shah, MD. “If you do, it’s possible that
Who couldn’t use a little more energy? A number of supplements and natural remedies promise to lift fatigue and boost energy, but before you heed their siren call—and open your wallet—here’s what you need to know.
Caffeine. At moderate doses, caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, making you feel more alert,
If you’ve ever experienced a migraine, there’s no doubting what it is. The pain can be excruciating and debilitating. Once the pain is gone, many sufferers are saddled with a “migraine hangover,” in which they feel drained. Migraines are distinguished by moderate to severe pulsating pain, usu-ally on one side
Twitching while sleeping is a common occurrence, but many people who experience these brief muscle movements aren’t even aware that they’re happening. Sometimes, however, the sudden twitching or jerking of your hand or foot is enough to awaken you. Or your spouse.
Twitching while sleeping also may be a symptom of
Q. I received a flu shot this year and still got the flu? Why is this–I thought a shot was supposed to prevent the flu?
A. Despite your own particular case of flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported influenza activity as “moderate” so far this year—small comfort
Are you motivated, focused and feel pleasure easily? If not, low dopamine levels in your brain may be the reason. Learn how to improve drive, focus, and concentration with these 8 natural dopamine boosters.
“Stress” is a term used to describe how your body reacts to changing, often unpredictable, conditions. Stress-provoking situations may involve anything from caring for an aging parent to dealing with a chronic illness, or from being stuck in heavy traffic to facing a snarling dog. Chronic, prolonged stress can be