Bullied Girls Are Growing Up to Have Serious Health Problems as Adults

We've long known about all of the shitty effects that being bullied has on a teenager's life in the moment—misery, isolation, and often even an increased risk of suicide. But new research is showing that being tormented or ostracized as a teenager can have effects on a person's health that stretch into middle age and… » 6/28/12 11:00am 6/28/12 11:00am

Let Us All Band Together to Keep Bloodletting From Becoming a Medical Trend

You'd think there are some health practices from the past that ought to be left in the past, but apparently not. Witness the fact that the old remedy of bloodletting might be making a comeback. Ok, sure, why not? A small study of 33 obese patients with metabolic syndrome—the disease du jour—found that after six weeks… » 5/31/12 10:00am 5/31/12 10:00am

Women Aren't as Active as Men, And It's Making Us Sick

We're constantly being warned that sitting all day long is killing us slowly, but now it's looking like inactivity might pose even more of a danger to women than it is to men. A new study has discovered that women aren't as likely as men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, and the researchers found this puts… » 4/11/12 11:20am 4/11/12 11:20am