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COVID has presented unique challenges for people with eating disorders. They’ll need support beyond the pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and interact with one another. It has also changed the way we move, exercise, shop, prepare food, and eat. During the pandemic, we’ve seen marked increases in reports of mental distress across the board. But Australian and international research suggests lockdown measures have presented unique challenges for

Too Many Kids Still Get Antipsychotics They Don’t Need

SUNDAY, Nov. 15, 2020 — Prescriptions of antipsychotic medications for young children are declining, a new study finds. However, doctors are continuing to prescribe the drugs “off-label” for kids with conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and conduct disorders, the research found. The medications don’t have the safety and effectiveness data needed,

What people with high blood pressure need to know about COVID-19

Many people have concerns about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with a chronic condition such as high blood pressure—a reading above 130/80—may face an increased risk for severe complications if they get the virus. With nearly half of Americans dealing with high blood pressure, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization

Everything You Need to Know About Taco Bell's New 'Veggie Mode'

Taco Bell is known for releasing some pretty wild items, like a Buffalo Chicken Nacho Fries Burrito. But the company’s newest innovation, called “Veggie Mode,” helps you order vegetarian food more easily. Once activated on the restaurant’s self-service kiosk, you’ll see only American Vegetarian Association-certified menu items. So what’s that? Basically, this designation indicates that

Meet the Peachy Orange Starbucks Drink You Need to Order NOW

We’ve tried the Pink Drink, and we’ve chugged the Purple Drink. In fact, we were so obsessed with capturing the vibrant unicorn-esque hues of these Starbucks beverages when they were all the rage a few years ago that we probably lost a few Instagram followers with our constant posting. Hey, it’s not our fault that

The Best Essential Oils for Essentially Every Need & Person

Essential oils are everywhere these days, and that’s no surprise, considering they have myriad uses. Some people find they can help with ailments, like relieving headache pain. Others enjoy using essential oils in diffusers as an alternative to scented candles. Essential oils can be added into your self-care routine — try adding a few drops of

Narcissists: Why we need to take better care of them

Narcissists, like sharks, get a bad press. Both are generally seen as menacing, negative forces to be feared and avoided. But as any biologist will tell you, sharks play a vital role in the marine ecosystem. And it may be that narcissists also have a necessary part to play in human society. This of course,

We have a vaccine for hepatitis B, but we still need a cure

Hepatitis B is blood-borne virus that packs a punch. Worldwide, more than 1.3 billion people have been infected with hepatitis B, and 257 million people have developed a life-long infection. This includes 240,000 Australians, many of whom are Indigenous. Globally, transmission most commonly occurs from mother to baby or in early life. But it’s possible

How much sleep you need, and all your bedtime questions answered

Sleep is one of those things that’s necessary for absolutely everybody, while also being pretty hard to understand to understand or find for some. Insomnia is an ever-present spectre for some, while conditions like sleep paralysis, sleep apnea, severe snoring, or night terrors pervade the lives of others. Given that sleep can affect everything from