Champion swimmer Michael Phelps, 32, said he struggled with bouts of depression after each Olympic games since 2004. He finally sought help after having suicidal thoughts in 2012. The father-of-one-spoke about his experience on Tuesday at the Kennedy Forum in Chicago (main) to urge others to get the help they need.
Surgical masks popular with celebrities such as Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will help to prevent the flu, as they stop you from putting your fingers in your mouth.
Surgical masks popular with celebrities such as Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will help to prevent the flu, as they stop you from putting your fingers in your mouth.
Mounting Tamiflu terrors: Girl, 11 saw 'the portal to HELL' and had to be hospitalized for three months thanks to flu drug
Lindsay Ellis (pictured) of Indianapolis, Indiana had hallucinations of the devils voice and insects crawling on her after she was prescribed Tamiflu last year, and father, Charles (right of center), is joining the ranks of families warning against the drug. Tamiflu (center) is one of three flu treatments recommended by the CDC, but its rare, severe side effects have gotten in banned in Japan, and are thought to have caused a six-year-old girl to try to jump out of a window this week.
Doctor helps women through labor by dancing with them in hilarious videos - and research shows it DOES help with the pain
Dr Fernando Guedes da Cunha, pictured, a Brazilian obstetrician, dances with his patients Camila Rocha, l, and Claudia, r, to help them get through labor pains. Many of his dance routines include squats, hip movements and shimmies. Studies have shown movement during labor helps make the process shorter and less painful.
'I can only wash in freezing water. My skin feels permanently sunburnt': Mystery rash covers woman's ENTIRE body, leaving her bruised, scarred, bed-bound and unable to have hot showers
Alia Scott, from Waikato, New Zealand, thought she was having a flare-up of hayfever which she suffers from. She is covered in painful hives so severe they scar and bruise. Unable to have hot showers, she says her skin feels permanently sunburnt. Miss Scott was siagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) which has no known cause.
What CAN Trump do to shape up? Nutrition and fitness experts design the ideal starter pack for someone on the brink of obesity
Experts recommend meals and physical activities that might look and feel familiar to President Trump, but could help him lose the pounds he needs to in order to back away from the obesity line. With a dangerously high body mass index and cholesterol levels, Trump's health team needs to coax him into better habits by hiding fiber in burritos (left) and healthy fats in salmon fish sticks (center).
No lunch on the weekend, coconuts as a treat and 5am wake ups every day: Fitness entrepreneur Lorna Jane shares her day on a plate
Lorna Jane Clarkson (left) is one woman who seems to know the secret to eternal youth. The busy fitness entrepreneur, 53, always manages to look radiant. It's no surprise that this is partly thanks to the rigorous diet and exercise routine she follows which the brains behind one of Australia's largest activewear brands has shared with FEMAIL.
Third-grader dies of flu in Alabama days after governor declared a State of Emergency to control the virus
Zainab Momin passed away on Tuesday night at a hospital in Montgomery, the same the school was closed due to snowy weather.
'My heart breaks over the bittersweet situation': Mother, 39, reveals how her newborn daughter suffering from rare liver disease was miraculously saved by a stranger's organ donation
At just 12 weeks old, newborn girl Erika Vidaic (pictured left now at five years on, right as a newborn and inset after the transplant) was on the brink of death when she was suffering from a rare liver disease. The Sydney baby was diagnosed with biliary atresia - a life-threatening condition which causes the small ducts in the liver to become blocked or disintegrate. As her condition deteriorated, the distraught parents endured an agonising wait as their infant daughter was put on the organ list for a liver transplant. Here, her mother Rosa Vidaic (left) spoke out about their terrifying ordeal and how her daughter was miraculously saved after receiving a transplant from a stranger.
Kim Kardashian CAN breastfeed her newborn daughter: Experts explain how mothers nurse a baby they had via surrogacy
Kim, who welcomed her third child with Kanye West on Monday, recently featured a breastfeeding pillow in a Snapchat video of her baby product haul, which left many of her followers wondering if she can produce milk without being pregnant. Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproduction that involves using a woman's uterus to carry an embryo and deliver a baby for another person or couple. But as experts explained to Daily Mail Online, there are many ways the 37-year-old reality star can nurse her daughter. Pictured: Kim this week; her surrogate (right); her personal account explaining why she picked surrogacy over carrying the baby herself (left).
'Concussion is a red herring' for CTE: Major study shows repeated hits (even mild ones) are the real problem
The groundbreaking paper published today by the same Boston University team which diagnosed Aaron Hernandez with CTE last year is the first to show how sports tackles directly cause the devastating brain disease, which causes aggression, dementia and suicidal thoughts. Simply put: concussions are to CTE what a cough is to lung cancer. A cough does not predict lung cancer, and treating it does not prevent or cure lung cancer. It is the same for CTE. Pictured: four of the players who were posthumously diagnosed with CTE: Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Webster (top left); Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (top right), who had the worst case of CTE ever recorded despite only having two concussions on record; Junior Seau (bottom right), who took his own life to donate his brain to CTE research; and Dave Duerson (bottom left) who also committed suicide so scientists could posthumously analyze his brain. The new study showed two high school players (center) who had committed suicide both had signs of CTE (seen in the dark parts of their brain scans) despite never suffering concussions.
Teenage girl who has never had a boyfriend because of her chronic, disfiguring cold sores finds a 'near cure' with a £7.95 liquorice balm – and now has the confidence to date
EXCLUSIVE: Indigo Faulkner, 18, from Bridgnorth in Shropshire, has suffered with severe cold sores since she was five and can have outbreaks every six to eight weeks (pictured left during one), making her feel anxious and anti-social. Topical treatments and anti-viral medication failed to keep them under control. Now she's found relief (as shown right) with liquorice – which research has found to weaken the cold sore virus.
Doting mother, 21, died days before her daughter's first birthday after 'doctors mistook symptoms of a deadly brain aneurysm for a migraine', claim her heartbroken family
Zipporah Agyei, from Wembley, north west London, was told repeatedly by her GP that she was having migraines. But weeks later she called the NHS non-emergency number 111 when she couldn't open her right eye. Doctors discovered she had two aneurysms that had ruptured and she died during surgery. Her devastated mother Vivien Adu-Sarfo gave her little girl the presents her devoted mother had left for her.
Trump REALLY can be 239lbs and 6'3": Experts explain he's got the same stats as Tom Brady and Jason Momoa because their muscles are denser than his dangerous fat
While Trump does no exercise, eats a diet of fast food, and is one pound away from obesity, he shares a similar height and weight with many top athletes including Tom Brady and Jay Cutler. Donald Trump weighs 239lbs and is 6'3" tall, according to his recent physical. That gives him a similar height and weight as top athletes and actors including Jason Momoa (top left), Colin Kaepernick (top right), Latavius Murray (bottom left) and Tom Brady (bottom right). Here we explain how that is possible given the different densities of muscle and fat.
Is this trick the secret to an easier child birth? First time mother claims unusual technique reduced her labour pains by 80 per cent
While every birth experience is different, some Australian mothers are claiming there is one simple technique that can 'reduce' discomfort and 'mental pain' throughout the process. Australian man, Mark Stephens shared his trick and mother-of-one, Eva, said it reduced her childbirth pain by 80 per cent.
Baby who had a stroke in the womb defies doctors' expectations by talking, crawling and clapping at just one year old
Naomi Kretschmer, 19 months, (left) from Marshfield, Wisconsin, suffers from epilepsy and cerebral palsy after having a stroke in the womb. But her mother Melanie, 28, (right) told Daily Mail Online that she is having small victories and can now sit up on her own, says several words and crawls on occasion. She added that Naomi loves to play with her eight-year-old brother (right). The mother-of-two cares for her daughter full-time and started a non-profit organization to provide for other families with children who have disabilities.
Mother, 42, who believed she was 'just lucky' to lose two stone of baby weight in a WEEK discovers she has bowel cancer and it is now incurable
Caroline Dick, from West Lothian, Scotland (pictured with her son Maxx), shed two stone in a week after giving birth. She had no idea her pregnancy was masking the disease, which is now incurable. She put her tiredness and blood in her stools down to having just had a baby. It was only when her son was one that tests showed she had stage 4 bowel cancer.
Flu drives US hospitals into 'war zone' conditions: Tents on the street in California, 'state of emergency' in Alabama, and Boston is using GATORADE to plug shortage of IV drips
Several hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lots to treat the influx of patients as this year's deadly flu strand infects thousands. Pictured (left) is a tent in Loma Linda, California, that has been treating 60 more patients a day. While Palomar Medical Center in Escondido (inset) is treating patients in tents and in hallways. California is one of the worst-hit states this flu season while Alabama has declared a State of Emergency and hospitals in Texas and Minnesota are turning patients away.
Boy, 10, dies days after being diagnosed with flu, pneumonia and sepsis during school hockey trip to New York
Nico Mallozzi (pictured), of New Canaan in Connecticut, had been sick and bed-bound all weekend during the hockey tournament in Buffalo, New York, forcing him to miss every game. Eventually, he was hospitalized and diagnosed with Influenza B, which had developed into pneumonia and caused sepsis. He died on Sunday morning in a Buffalo hospital.
Los Angeles-based model Lauren Wasser, 29, lost her right leg and toes on her left foot in 2012 after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon, leading to gangrene in her feet. She had her left leg amputated last week because bone would grow where her toes once were making it unbearable to walk and was visited by Paralympian Amy Purdy (left), who is also a double amputee. Wasser now sports a golden prosthetic leg (right) as her modeling career has flourished and is an advocate, raising awareness about the dangers of tampons to women and young girls.
Mother, 55, was left unable to walk or eat for FOUR DAYS after she caught 'Aussie flu' and was forced to rely on her daughter who took a week off to care for her
EXCLUSIVE: Tina Knight, 55, from Brighton, relied on her nursery worker daughter, Kady (pictured together left and right), to care for her for an entire week after the killer virus took hold of her body. Bed-ridden Tina was unable to wear a blanket because her skin was so sore during her 10-day battle, which is finally showing signs of being over. She also struggled to breathe and swallow, forcing Kady, 29, to take her to A&E with flu-like symptoms - despite official advice not to. Kady spent the whole of last week off work to look after her mother, who was 'frightened' by her symptoms. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Kady, who returned to work yesterday, said: 'Even she looked frightened.'
Plastic surgeon 'turned up DRUNK to operate' then fled into the snowy street in his scrubs as his coworkers called 911
Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle (left) allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital. After he was confronted by the hospital's chief medical officer, the surgeon left on foot and was arrested for public intoxication just blocks away on Shady Lane (right). He was booked at the Lafayette County jail and the hospital has suspended his privileges, but his medical license is currently intact.
The shocking moment a father fighting for his life in intensive care had his desperate calls for extra fluids ignored - because a nurse was too busy having her hair played with
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford (top inset), who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed as he begged for extra fluids because he was dehydrated. The father-of-two described the ordeal, which showed one nurse sitting behind the reception area appear to massage another’s head (left and right), as ‘out of order’. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, he explained how he thought he was going to die – and that on another occasion bungling doctors nearly cost him his life. The footage was handed to MailOnline following yesterday's story about a nurse spotted 'booking her holiday at a sunny beach resort' (bottom inset) while a patient waited ‘five hours’ to be seen.
The woman who battles her dementia with Post-it notes... How Wendy dream up an ingenious solution to stay independent – and it could help your loved one, too
Wendy Mitchell was devastated to learn she had Alzheimer’s aged just 58, but was determined to remain independent. In the final extract from her new book, Somebody I Used To Know, she describes the memory-joggers that help her to get through the day. In her book she also prayed the emotional power of a mother's love could be the key (pictured insert with her daughters).
Hormonal condition caused history graduate, 25, to gain FIVE stone in just FIVE months and she has been left covered in stretch marks with skin so thin it RIPS
Amy Bojar, from Pontefract, very quickly ballooned from a size 12 to a 20 (shown right before her illness and left, after with her now husband Daniel). A scan revealed she had 5mm tumour on pituitary gland at the base of her brain, making her levels of the hormone cortisol 800 times higher than average. She had surgery after being told she may not live through the rest of the year.
Measles epidemic warning: Deadly infection strikes more than 100 people across five regions as experts urge parents to vaccinate their children
West Yorkshire has the most sufferers with 34 people being struck down with the life-threatening infection, followed by 32 in the West Midlands, 29 in Liverpool and Cheshire, 20 in Surrey and Sussex, and seven in Greater Manchester (left). Dr Mary Ramsey, head of immunisation at Public Health England, believes the measles (right) outbreak in England has come from Europe as people travel to regions with epidemics, such as Italy, Germany and Romania.
So which soup has HALF your day’s fat and salt limit in just a bowl? Thought those ready-made varieties were a healthy choice? Think again...
As the weather gets even colder, almost nothing beats a bowl of hot soup — and more of us are turning to the ready-made variety. In the year up to January 2017, we spent more than £132 million on supermarket soups, up 68 per cent compared with ten years ago. We rate the healthiest options in the supermarkets. From Sainsbury's Carrot and Coriander, which scores a nine of of ten (pictured top left) to Cully and Sully Chicken and Vegetable with a rating of three out of ten (pictured top right).
Wearing a halter-neck gown on the red carpet recently, Penelope Cruz displayed perfectly toned arms. The 43-year-old actress has credited hot Bikram yoga with ‘completely changing’ her physique. The mother-of-two also does strength training, ballet and Pilates. Here is a step by step guide to trying the 'teapot row'.
Heart warning for hysterical Vikings and Saints fans: Scores of viewers received alerts from Apple Watch after their pulses rocketed during nail-biting touchdown
The Apple Watch monitors heart rates and tells its wearers when their pulses are dangerously fast (top right). The exciting conclusion of Sunday's game got heart rates going as fans on both sides cheered or jeered at their televisions (left), triggering warnings from the watches (right, both).