Elodie Noel

When you become so depressed that you feel dead

“She was like a zombie,” says psychiatrist Roland Dardennes, describing a patient with Cotard's syndrome. “When I managed to get answers, she was obviously delirious and told me her guts were not functioning anymore.”Cotard's syndrome — sometimes called “walking corpse syndrome” — causes sufferers...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 10:55 PM

TV is making you dumb — or is it the other way around?

We already know that sitting on the couch binge-watching TV is bad for the waistline, but a new study shows it could also damage long-term intelligence.Scientists at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education analyzed data from a study that followed more than 3,200 people aged...

Friday, December 4, 2015, 1:07 AM

30 years with HIV: A survivor tells his story on World AIDS Day

When he was infected with HIV at age 18, Fred Bladou never thought he’d reach his 20s. In 1986, there wasn’t much hope for surviving even that long.At 47, the ‎International AIDS Society community activist has been HIV positive for almost 30 years. Bladou spoke to Metro in his native France about...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

When eating, you're really just feeding the microbiome

The human brain is a marvel of evolution, but in matters of the gut, it’s taking cues from a much more lowly source.When we eat, what we’re really doing is feeding the microbes in our digestive system. They in turn signal the brain when they’ve had enough to tell it we’re full, according to a new...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 4:30 PM

World AIDS Day: Annie Lennox is positive about the future

Annie Lennox knows how celebrity controversy can act as currency in competing for media attention and public support. In 2010, she caused a stir by wearing a T-shirt printed with the words “HIV Positive” on television, which led to debate about her own health status and the continuing prevalence of...

Monday, November 30, 2015, 11:41 PM

Is there such a thing as eating too healthy?

Clean and green have been the buzzwords of the nutrition world for years, churning out increasingly complicated diets, meal plans and cleanses. While we can all use a bit more kale (and, let’s be honest, veggies in general) in our lives, if you’re obsessed with every ingredient on your plate, you...

Friday, November 27, 2015, 4:30 PM

May the (fashion) Force be with you with Star Wars shoes and makeup

1.UndizGive your manhood a new space with these printed boxers.2. CoverGirlThe makeup brand takes your look into another world through a collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath. The beauty expert, a fan of the franchise, has created two looks: Droid, inspired by C-3PO, has “strong...

Monday, November 23, 2015, 11:43 PM

Good gourd: 3 reasons to keep pumpkin on your holiday table (recipes)

These late fall days are brightened by pumpkin treats like lattes and pies. The naturally sweet gourd is hearty, too, making it versatile enough for savory dishes and desserts — and as nutritionist Libby Limon tells us, there are plenty of reasons to load up even after Halloween.RELATED:Lose weight...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 3:30 PM

Find your fall #fitspiration with these Instagram stars

​Instagram:@catmeffanI am...Cat Meffan, a U.K. health and fitness blogger and jewelry designer. As an ex-gymnast and dancer, I have found a new passion for yoga and all things bendy.I am on Instagram because...In the beginning, I used Instagram as a way of motivating myself to eat well, try new...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 1:03 AM

Eating fruits and veggies now has health benefits 20 years later

Mom was right (again). Turns out all that nagging about eating your fruits and vegetables really was good for you.According to a new study by Minneapolis Heart Institute, young adults who ate more produce have a lower risk of developing calcified coronary artery plaque up to 20 years later.RELATED...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 1:30 AM

Oldest siblings ARE the smartest, neener-neener

Now, now, children, there’s to be no more squabbling over who’s the smartest, because a new study has settled that question.Oldest siblings tend to have the highest IQ,according to research by the University of Leipzig that looked at three studies involving 20,000 people. And there's more bad news...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 9:41 PM

#TheDress proves some people's brains work harder

It was the dress that divided the world, with some people certain that it was black and blue, while others only saw it as white and gold.Now, scientists believe they’ve solved #TheDress debate: The optical illusion is linked to specific brain activation patterns, according to a new German study...

Friday, October 16, 2015, 10:08 PM

Why boxing should be your fall fitness obsession

There was a time when the only way a woman could get into boxing was as a scantilyclad ring girl. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Supermodels have taken over the sport, with the likes of Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Elsa Hosk and Gigi Hadidall making the sportpart of their workout.“Girls are...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 11:45 AM

How singer Kelis went from 'Milkshake' to cookbook

Though her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard, it’s with her Arroz con Gandulesthat Kelissaysmade them want to stick around.After releasingan album called “Food” – with songsincluding“Breakfast”, “Friday Fish Fry” and “Biscuits N’ Gravy” – her own “Saucy and Sweet” show on the Cooking...

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:46 AM

How medical marijuana works and what it can (and can't) treat

Marijuana is moving from secret stashes in underwear drawers to pharmacy shelves. But what do we know about it?Humans began cultivating marijuana for medicinal use almost 3,000 years ago. As recently as the middle of the 18th century, it was being used for healing in India. But because it was an...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00 AM

If Agnes Hedengard is too fat for modeling, the fashion industry is warped

For fear of being blacklisted, runway models don’t usually speak out about the pressures of staying thin, often dangerously so, to conform to the expectation of the fashion industry. But Swedish model Agnes Hedengardis speaking out about just how unrealistic those standards are for women.Hedengard...

Monday, September 14, 2015, 11:25 AM

Choose the right quit smoking method for your personality

Is there a best time, other than yesterday, to quit smoking? French researchers found that 60 percent of regular smokers make an effort to stop in September, the highest figure all year.Whatever your reason for trying to quit, we rounded up some recent studies that have shown success in helping...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 11:57 AM

Walking and eating is only making you fatter faster

Eating on the go might be a timesaver in the short term, but in the long run it’ll lead to more hours in the gym to work off extra weight.According to a new study out of the University of Surrey in England, eating while walking triggered more overeating than eating while watching TV or having a...

Friday, August 21, 2015, 4:42 AM

Recipes: Turn late summer fruits into boozy ice pops

Summer heat just begs for a refreshing treat in any form. Well, we had an even better idea: Why not combine the best of the season’s fresh fruits and delicious cocktails into a delicious treat. It even comes on a stick!However, we’ve got some disappointing news for those of you hoping to get drunk...

Monday, August 10, 2015, 6:00 AM

How close are we to male birth control?

When it comes to birth control, men are rarely trusted to use any form of conventional contraceptive. But there’s a reason scientists are focused on developing a birth control option for men: It might just be the safest, and most effective, method.“Right now, the only options on the market [for men...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:57 PM