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Anna Almendrala
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Anna Almendrala is a Healthy Living editor for the Huffington Post. She was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in New Zealand and California. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2006 with a double major in Rhetoric and Spanish and has previously worked for Sojourners and Brave New Films. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles.

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O que as dietas mais saudáveis do mundo têm em comum?

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 1:34 PM

Pesquisando seu livro "The 5 Factor World Diet" (A dieta mundial de 5 fatores, em tradução livre), publicado em 2010, o treinador e nutricionista Harley Pasternak viajou para os países mais saudáveis do mundo para aprender porque eles tinham refeições tão nutritivas. Ele notou que os japoneses comem...

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How Being A Sports Fan Makes You Happier And Healthier

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 6:10 AM

It's easy to be cynical about professional sports -- especially the NFL. But despite the disturbing headlines the league earned this year, ranging from lax penalties for domestic violence to a growing awareness of the impact of traumatic brain injuries, there will always be at least one silver lining for...

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UPDATE: Patient At UC Davis Medical Center Does Not Have Ebola

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 2:29 PM

Update Jan. 30: The patient has tested negative for Ebola, a rep for UC Davis Medical Center confirmed to the Huffington Post.

Previous story: A patient with possible Ebola symptoms is being cared for at UC Davis Medical Center in Davis, California, according to a statement from the hospital.

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The Perfect Family-Friendly Recipe Under 800 Calories

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 8:14 AM

INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. -- Like so many other parents of picky eaters, Victoria Phillips cooked two dinners every night: one with “kid foods” like chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese, and then a more grown-up dish for her and her husband once the children had gone to bed. It had...

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세계에서 가장 건강한 식단들의 공통점

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 4:15 PM

유명인사 전문 트레이너이자 영양 전문가인 할리 패스터넥은 2010년에 출간한 자신의 저서 '세계적인 식단의 5가지 요소'를 준비하면서 건강으로 유명한 국가를 여러 곳 방문했다. 그리고 그들의 식단이 왜 건강하고 영양소가 많은지 밝혀냈다. 일본인들은 다양한 해조류를 섭취하고 중국인은 끼니마다 적어도 5개 색의 다양한 음식을 먹고 있었다. 이에 덧붙여 패스터넥은 미국인과 다른...

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Clinton Foundation To Help Make Anti-Overdose Drug Much More Affordable

(15) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 8:06 PM

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Naloxone, a medication known as the “overdose antidote,” can reverse the effects of an overdose from opioid drugs like heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin and morphine. Although Naloxone has saved tens of thousands of lives, and has been approved for use against drug overdose by the Food and...

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Why Some Women Are Giving Up Tampons For Good

(235) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 8:06 AM

Maryann Flasch, a 32-year-old office manager from Austin, Colorado, used to suffer from vaginal itching, dryness and infections when she got her period, which she attributed to using tampons and pads. She had resigned herself to buying tube after tube of topical painkillers -- until she discovered the menstrual cup....

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Global Access To Health Care Is Now Better Than Ever Before

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 5:17 PM

Despite the fact that income inequality is rising around the world, health outcomes and access to health care are, paradoxically, becoming more and more equal.

On a day-to-day or even year-to-year basis, it may not seem as if health care access is improving. But Dr. Christoph Benn of The...

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Why Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Doesn't Believe In Annual Physical Exams

(53) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 1:40 PM

Bioethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel made waves earlier this month with his New York Times op-ed about how annual physical exams — arguably the cornerstone of preventive medicine — are a waste of time and money.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Emanuel continued to make...

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How We Can Help Prevent The Next Global Outbreak

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:01 AM

The 2014 Ebola outbreak has sickened approximately 21,000 people and killed more than 8,600, so it’s no surprise that the epidemic loomed large over this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

U.N. Ebola Chief David Nabarro chose the event to make a plea for a final...

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Teenagers With Poor Body Image Are More Likely To Become Obese

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Thinking you're fat could actually lead to weight gain, according to new research on body image in teens.

A paper published in the journal Psychological Science found that teens who have distorted body image — specifically, that they thought they were overweight when they were actually normal weight —...

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The Case For Sticking Up For Yourself At Work

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:02 AM

If your boss is absolutely horrible and there’s no hope of getting out from under him or her, is it better to simply take your lumps quietly, or throw that negative energy right back at them?

An intriguing study by researchers at Ohio State University found that there are important...

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This Simple Psychological Trick Could Vastly Improve Witness Testimony

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 11:34 AM

You're at the grocery store, struggling to remember that final item you were supposed to buy. Taking a moment to close your eyes, your brain can focus on the task at hand. Chances are, you might remember those oranges you need to buy.

We know that eye closure...

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What The World's Healthiest Diets Have In Common

(40) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 8:22 AM

To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing. He noted that the Japanese eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that the...

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You Can Be Completely Mentally Alert While In A Coma

(10) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:21 PM

When Martin Pistorius was 12, he was felled by a mysterious illness that slowly stripped him of his ability to move and speak. Doctors told his parents that Pistorious was a vegetable, and that he ought to be placed in an institution where he could die comfortably. But he didn’t...

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Votre cycle menstruel pourrait vous aider à arrêter de fumer

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 10:38 AM

Le cycle menstruel d’une femme pourrait jouer un rôle déterminant dans sa tentative d’arrêter de fumer, selon une nouvelle étude. Selon Adrianna Mendrek, chercheuse à l’Université de Montréal, les meilleurs moyens pour arrêter de fumer ne seraient pas les mêmes pour les hommes et les femmes, et le cycle menstruel...

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Highlights The Importance Of Vaccines

(43) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 8:10 PM

Viruses flourish in high-density areas and vacation spots where large numbers of visitors coming together, bringing their unique colonies of pathogens. So it shouldn't be particularly surprising that an outbreak of measles has been tracked back to December visits to Disneyland in Orange County, Calif.

A total of 17...

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Listening To Rihanna, Taylor Swift Can Relieve Pain

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 4:30 PM

It's official: Rihanna does a body good.

It turns out that listening to the sultry songstress, as well as tracks from Taylor Swift, other pop stars and even audiobooks are an effective way for kids recovering from surgery to manage their post-operation pain.

Most surgery-strength pain killers aren’t made...

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Yes, It's Possible To Be Obese And Healthy (Sort Of)

(8) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 2:09 PM

Not every obese person is unhealthy.

More than one-third of American adults with BMIs north of 30 also have a higher risk for developing conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than the general population. But a small sliver of obese adults defy the odds, maintaining metabolic health...

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월경주기가 금연에 영향을 미친다?

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 11:54 AM

담배를 끊고자 하는 여성이라면 자신의 배란기를 한 번 확인해볼 필요가 있다.

월경주기가 금연에 영향을 줄 수 있다는 소규모지만 설득력 있는 연구가 발표됐다. 담당 연구자인 캐나다 몬트리올대학의 아드리아나 멘드렉은 이번 연구가 월경주기와 같은 요소를 고려한, 즉 성별에 따라 구별되는 금연방법의 필요성을 확인한 것이라고 밝혔다.

연구진들은 실험을 위해 담배를 끊을...

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