Category: Health

Virtually no screening and treatment for mental health disorders in many HIV clinics around the world

The proportion of HIV treatment clinics screening for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 50%, 14% and 12%, respectively, in many global regions, Dr. Angela Parcesepe of the University of North Carolina reported at the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) in Montreal last week. What’s more, both screening and medication for treatment […]

Do Waist Trainers Work Or Are They Total BS?

Welcome to Beneficial Or BS?, where we investigate the health and fitness trends that are all over social media to determine whether they’re actually worth trying. Between the world’s history of corsets and girdles, wanting a slim waist is certainly nothing new. What is new, though, is using waist trainers in a workout to achieve […]

Ultra-processed foods increase dementia risk

If you find yourself eating high amounts of ultra-processed foods – such as chips, ice cream, deep-fried chicken, hot dogs or fries – you may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a recent study published in Neurology. Researchers from China found that the more ultra-processed foods people consume, the higher their […]

Mental health problems have grown, but especially among tween girls

Comment on this story Comment The American Academy of Pediatrics recently declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health, as rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts skyrocketed during the pandemic. But youth mental health had been deteriorating for some time before the pandemic, as psychologists like me have been noticing for […]

China rides on greater fitness awareness to build a better future

People perform Tai Chi to celebrate the 14th National Fitness Day at a cultural square in Changxing County, Zhejiang Province, China, August 8, 2022. /CFP People perform Tai Chi to celebrate the 14th National Fitness Day at a cultural square in Changxing County, Zhejiang Province, China, August 8, 2022. /CFP If you sauntered down a […]

The Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements, According To Pros

If you’re always scrolling TikTok for healthy morning routine inspo, then you’ve likely noticed that people are absolutely loving apple cider vinegar right now. The hashtag #applecidervinegar has over 255.8 million views, while #ACVgummies currently has 10 million, both of which feature videos dedicated to the benefits apple cider vinegar supplements claim to offer. Of […]

The dangers of monkeypox hysteria

They’ve been repeating it ever since the start of the Covid pandemic: “We are entering an ‘age of pandemics’ — this is just the beginning”. And they’ve been true to their word: no sooner had the threat of Covid started to wane, and most people had started to put the nightmare of the past two […]

The hard truth about mentally ill offenders – New York Daily News

In recent years, mental health questions have become more central to the criminal justice reform debate. New York’s jails are estimated to host around 900 seriously mentally ill inmates. That number will have to be reduced for the plan to close Rikers Island to proceed. Each new in-custody suicide brings a federal takeover of the […]

Opinion | Exercise Was the Perfect Coping Mechanism, Until It Wasn’t

When I was a junior in college, I joined the rowing team. The unthinkably expensive boats gliding down the Charles River enchanted me. But I was also drawn to something else: I’d heard the crew was brutal. In the aftermath of a chaotic adolescence, I felt constantly on edge. What more wholesome way was there […]