Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 1, 2018 / 5:37 PM GMT By Nicole Spector The midterm elections are turning out to be nearly as stressful as the 2016 presidential election — especially for Democrats. According to a poll conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the fitness site DailyBurn, Democrats are 50 percent more likely than Republicans to say they’re “eating their feelings” as a result of the current political climate. They’re also drinking more (a 2-to-1 ratio over their GOP counterparts). The ostensibly good news is that these stressed out Democrats are also working out more, by as much as 40 percent; but even exercise can be overdone. “I’m seeing some people so stressed at the moment they're doing two, even three soul cycle classes at day,” Dr. Navya Mysore, a primary care doctor, tells NBC News BETTER. “Exercise is good for you, but too much is not. You [risk] dehydration and your body needs time to rest and … [Read more...] about The political climate is making Democrats ‘eat their feelings.’ Here’s how to manage the stress.
Headache that feels like brain freeze
Jeff Seidel Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 KENORA, Ontario – Joe Murphy hunches over, unable to speak, unable to respond. His eyes float to the back of his head. His forehead creases with wrinkles. Frozen in place. Still strong and athletic, the muscles in his arms tense. His hands contort, his fingers curl and lock in place, becoming rigid as a brick. Down the right side of his neck, there is an old scar, near the jugular, where he says he was knifed. Murphy, who was the No. 1 overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings in 1986, starts mumbling under his breath and rocks back and forth. His head is nearly bald, his face weathered, like an old piece of wood that was forgotten and left outside. He springs up, pulls out a bungee cord and whips it over his head, the metal hook whizzing through the air, … [Read more...] about Finding Joe Murphy: How Red Wings’ No. 1 pick became homeless
Story highlights Thanks to technology, exposure to traumatic events has rapidly increased over the past few decades Chronic levels of stress can lead to headaches, muscle tension or pain, stomach problems, anxiety and sleep issues (CNN)With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health. In the past year, hurricanes battered communities around the globe, a monster earthquake wreaked havoc in Mexico, the American West erupted in flames and continues to burn, there have been more school shootings, and the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea is pouring lava into the Pacific Ocean, threatening the lives and homes of residents. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the United States experienced 16 weather and climate disasters last year, with losses exceeding $1 billion and total costs of approximately $306 billion -- a national record. … [Read more...] about Too much bad news can make you sick
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff April 12, 2018 A new therapy is limiting chemotherapy-induced hair loss, an emotionally devastating side effect of cancer treatment. But the cost — and the refusal of some insurers to pay — could put the therapy out of reach for less-affluent patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the state’s Medicaid system are among the insurers that don’t cover the therapy, called scalp cooling, with Blue Cross saying it hasn’t been shown to be widely effective. But breast cancer doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital said good evidence exists that cold caps prevent hair loss for patients on certain chemotherapy regimens. The two Boston hospitals recently rented scalp-cooling machines, which pump cold air through a hose into a cap fitted snugly on a patient’s head, … [Read more...] about New therapy allows cancer patients to keep hair, but most insurers won’t cover it