Health officials warn not to eat romaine this Thanksgiving because they’re worried about E. coli — here’s what the illness is

Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should avoid all forms of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. E. coli is a species of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Some E. coli are harmless and live inside our healthy guts, but other strains […]

POV podcast: Silken Laumann on mental health among athletes

One of Canada's most celebrated Olympians has a thoughtful answer to a thorny question — why is it so hard for athletes to talk about mental health? Silken Laumann argues that it's simply because athletes are tough. To make it in the high performance world means years and years of a "no excuses, suck it up, […]

Sugar and Weight Loss: How Sugar Affects Your Weight Loss Goals

Article was originally published at SweetDefeat. Perhaps the biggest topic in health and wellness these days is sugar and how to cut back on consuming it. For ages, the average adult would add a spoonful of sugar here and there to food— it never seemed like a big deal. But over time, food manufacturers started […]

Novak Djokovic reveals ‘health’ issues after shock Alexander Zverev ATP Finals defeat

Novak Djokovic was the heavy favourite heading into the final after easing through the round robin stage and semis. But Zverev refused to be overawed by playing the world No 1 and produced one of his best performances of his young career. The 21-year-old is the first player to beat both Djokovic and Roger Federer […]

School Nurses: The First Line of Treatment for Mental Health

This story is part of a series between OZY and Well Being Trust called Mental States of the Nation, where we explore ways that different states across the U.S. are enforcing and facilitating mental health parity. Linda Vollinger has been a school nurse for 10 years at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, […]