Health

The Dangerous Health Risks That Could Follow the California Wildfires

The California wildfires that have already caused so much death and destruction continue to blaze, with death tolls and damage reports constantly being updated. The New York Times reports that the largest one—the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., located in Butte County in Northern California—has become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s […]

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Michelle Obama's Story Could Mean A Lot To Black Women Facing Infertility

In her new memoir, Becoming, former first lady Michelle Obama talks frankly about the infertility, the miscarriage and the IVF treatments that she and husband Barack Obama experienced before becoming parents. Advocates have immediately praised Obama’s sharing of her story as a milestone for infertility awareness and the breaking down of shame and silence around the […]

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Loneliness Could Become an Even Bigger Public Health Threat Than Obesity

Everybody experiences loneliness from time to time. But a new study suggests that in recent years, people have felt increasingly lonely and isolated—and the physical and psychological ramifications of all this solo time could prove to be a bigger health threat than the obesity epidemic. The idea that having fewer social connections can lead to poorer health is […]

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13 Signs You Could Have Secondhand Stress

Conditions Marissa LaliberteAug 14 Stress is contagious, but don’t let other people’s anxiety drag you down. What is secondhand stress? iStock/monkeybusinessimages If you’ve ever gotten caught up in another person’s catastrophizing, you’ve experienced secondhand stress. Just as you yawn right after someone else does, your body is programmed to mirror the actions and emotions of […]