Health News

Russell Wilson Reveals How to Think Like a Champion

As the Seattle Seahawks meet the Green Bay Packers this weekend, there won’t be a lot of positive thinking going on in Russell Wilson’s mind. That’s because he’s found something far more effective when it comes to playing well. In a forward to the new book It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad, the […]

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'You might think I look better but I still feel horrible every day'

Amy Norris, 23, from Southampton has postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis) (CFS/ME). As part of our, You Don’t Look Sick series about invisible illnesses, Amy chatted to about living with both conditions and how most people still don’t understand chronic conditions. PoTS is caused by […]

Health News

Why inflammation is better for you than you may think

This morning, my daughter’s hand got stuck in a hotel lift door. Thankfully, with a little handiwork and the help of a crowbar, she was freed relatively unscathed. The hotel staff immediately fetched ice. Despite knowing that ice may do injuries more harm than good, I held the ice against her swollen hand because it […]

Health Problems

What we think we know—but might not—pushes us to learn more

(Spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the “Game of Thrones” season finale) If you think you know the farm animal most closely related to T-Rex, or the American president who inspired the creation of blue jelly beans—but aren’t entirely sure—you’re more likely to bone up on the chicken-dinosaur connection or Ronald Reagan’s predilection for glazed, […]

Kids Health

Think You Can't Take Your Kid to a Music Fest? Think Again

In my experience with new parents and parents-to-be, they tend to fall somewhere on the spectrum between “omg my life is over” and “whatevs, babies are just like a cuddly, kinda needy accessory.” I definitely lean more towards the latter camp; the thought of compromising my goals and my lifestyle (work! travel! art! non-chain restaurants!) […]