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Exercise is good for us—and the benefits are super-charged if we have a positive feeling about it. The added benefits aren’t all in our head: physical improvements have also been seen and measured.
Scientists have identified a microscopic universe of tiny microbes in our gut that seems to have a great deal to do with our weight, as Celeste McGovern has discovered
Painkilling opioids cause depression if they’re taken for more than 30 days—even though they are often prescribed to treat the condition. The drugs, which are derivatives of opium, also lower testosterone levels.
Taking antidepressants when you’re pregnant can cause major problems for the child. Women who take them in the first trimester increase the risk of birth defects, while taking them in the second or third trimester raises the possibility of autism.