Lessons from Peru about stopping the spread of TB?

For Jasmin Bueno, aged seven, and her brother Aaron, aged six, there is little that can make swallowing chemo-profilactic pills any less bitter. But the tablets they stoically gulp down daily during the next six months are the best protection they can get from contracting tuberculosis.

Fibromyalgia: What is it and what can you do

Fibromyalgia is a long-term or chronic disorder. It’s associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue.

6 tips to stop you from worrying about things you can’t control

Here are 6 tips to keep in mind when everything is getting out of your hands. 

Science is finally starting to explain why you eat so much when you drink

After a night out, you've had a little too much to drink, and all you want is a slice of pizza or a kebab before you go back home to pass out. Here´s why. 

Too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older than their chronological age by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

5 benefits of positive thinking

Here are 5 ways that positive thinking can change your life.

5 ways to have a healthier weekend

Studies show that changes in lifestyle behaviors over the weekend can lead to worse sleep and weight gain. Here are five ways to have a healthier weekend.

10 reasons why being single is awesome

While being in love is amazing, here are 10 insightful reasons why the single life is more fun than ever before.

6 Incredible things that happen once you learn to enjoy being alone

Below are six amazing things that will happen in your life when you start to enjoy being alone.

Biomarker in pregnant women linked to depression

Researchers found that low levels of a biomarker called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby.

Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil prompts a state of emergency

The governor of the Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil declared a public health emergency on Friday over an outbreak of yellow fever that appears to have killed at least 10 people so far and led to reports of more than 100 suspected cases of the disease.

15 things every twenty-something needs to remember

Are you 20-something and stuck in a quarter-life crisis? Here are 20 things you should remember.

Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding that a 1-hour siesta may improve memory and thinking skills.

6 things to do when you feel extremely angry

When you’re angry, it’s a red flag that something needs to change, and when you’re extremely angry, something needs to change right now. Here are 6 things to do when this emotion is taking control of you.

11 reasons why it’s better to be 30 than 20

Here are 11 powerful arguments to prove that getting older is amazingly awesome.

Feed your kids peanuts, early and often, new guidelines urge

New guidelines recommend giving babies puréed food or finger food containing peanut powder or extract before they are 6 months old, and even earlier if a child is prone to allergies and doctors say it is safe to do so.

Lessons from Peru about stopping the spread of TB?

Peru, one of the hotspots for tuberculosis, has some of the highest global recovery rates thanks to a community-based method for fighting the disease

5 things you should never do when you have a UTI

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know they are their own special kind of hell.  That`s why here is a roundup of the poorest decisions you could possibly make when you have a UTI, and what you should do instead. 

Latin America is losing the fight against malnutrition

Some 34 million people continue to suffer from malnutrition, 47.7 percent of children under age 5 suffer from anemia and 49.8 percent, approximately 1.3 million, have chronic malnutrition

Frequent sauna use may reduce dementia risk in men

In the first study of its kind, researchers from Finland have identified a link between regular sauna use and reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in men.