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When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

By Lara DeSanto

How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

By Lara DeSanto

Having #Goals Really Does Help Your Health

When your set your sights on the future, you just may lower your risk of depression and anxiety.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

By Lara DeSanto

Regular Cannabis Users May Need Twice the Amount of Sedation During Surgery

While many people sing the praises of marijuana and its benefits, the drug isn’t without its risks. And the latest may affect your sedation levels in the operating room.

By Lara DeSanto

There's No Such Thing as a 'Depression Gene' After All

Contrary to decades of previous research, there’s no support for the idea that specific genes or gene variants increase your risk of depression on their own, according to a large new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

By Lara DeSanto

8 Ways Schizophrenia Changes Your Life

From getting the right support to changing your sleep habits, schizophrenia alters your life. Here are just a few ways.

By Eileen Bailey

Parasite in Cat Poop Linked to Schizophrenia

A large study suggests common pathogens, including one found in cat feces, are associated with an increased risk of serious psychiatric disorders and suicide.

By Diane Domina

What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

By Julie A. Fast

IBD May Raise Postpartum Mood Disorder Risk

After giving birth, women with IBD are at higher risk for developing mental health problems like anxiety and depression, compared to the general population.

By Diane Domina