The Song That Reduces Stress by 65 Percent

Feeling stressed out and don’t know what to do? Here's a song that can reduce stress levels by 65 percent, every time you listen to it.

Beauty Products Marketed to Black Women Have a Higher Chance to Be Toxic: Report

One out of every 12 beauty products marketed to Black women in the U.S. contains highly hazardous ingredients, according to a new report.

Top 5 U.S. Cities for Active, Healthy Lifestyles

Several factors, like rates of exercise and smoking, were assessed to rank the best U.S. cities for healthy lifestyles.

Three-Person Babies May Become a Reality in the UK

Three-person IVF works by replacing the defective power generator in the mother’s egg, known as mitochondria, with healthy ones from a donor woman.

Sitting Too Much Can Speed up the Aging Process

When the association between exercise and sedentary behavior was explored, it showed that swapping sitting time with even light activity had great positive long term effects on one's health.

Miss or Must-Have? Rank These Health Innovations

Vital Updates scours the web daily for innovative health products. Cast your vote to let us know which ones you think are the most interesting.

Try These 6 Tricks to Kickstart Your Metabolism

Feeling like you’ve hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Try these metabolism boosting tricks to help get you closer to your pound-shedding goals.

At-Home Wrinkle Treatment Could Help People Too Busy for Injections

Don't have the time to visit a doctor for injectable fillers? WrinkleMD is an at-home device that works to do away with your fine lines and wrinkles.

Your Laundry Is Probably a Lot Grosser Than You Think

Your laundered clothes may not be as fresh as you think — especially if you share your washing machine with a housemate.

12 Emotional Stages of Dieting: The Long Road From Hangry to Happy

You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.

Potty Protocol: Bidets May Improve Our Health and the Environment

Bidets are healthier, gentler and better for the environment than toilet paper. So why don’t more Americans use them?

New Study Finds the ‘Magic Number’ of Past Sexual Partners

British researchers found both men and women prefer to date someone who has had three previous sexual partners.

Mixing Alcohol and Energy Drinks Is a Recipe for Injuries: Study

Energy drinks can mask the effects of alcohol, which can lead to consuming more alcohol and experiencing more hazardous situations.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble Launches New Hair Vitamin

Read our interview with Kim Kimble, hairstylist to stars like Oprah and Beyoncé, and creator of a new hair health supplement in gummy form.

How Smartphone ‘Phubbing’ Is Destroying Relationships

Your smartphone could be to blame if your relationship has gone off the rails, according to a new study.

5 Images That May Instantly Calm You

There are five types of images that can ease your mind. So get comfortable, kick back and relax.

Want to Look More Attractive? New Study Says Eat Carrots

In studying the presence of beta-carotene in participants, the researchers found that perception of attractiveness was based solely on looks, rather than the actual presence of an improvement in health.

America’s Fattest Cities Are All in One Part of the Country

Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.

Here Are the Happiest Cities in America

Check out the list to see if your city made the cut.

4 Ways to Ease the Pain of High Heels

Heels may look beautiful, but they are incredibly painful and can even be bad for your health. And the higher the heels, the bigger the impact.

Marijuana Use Could Increase Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

Researchers found a significant reduction of blood flow to the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with creating and storing new memories.

Breast Reduction Surgeries on the Rise: Report

The culture has shifted when it comes to breast augmentation surgery — now bigger is out and smaller is in.

4 Tips to Keep Off the Weight You Worked So Hard to Lose

Keeping the weight you've worked so hard to lose from coming back is possible with these diet and exercise tips.

‘Drinking Gene’ Could Determine Why Some People Binge

There could be a reason why some people are binge drinkers, while others drink in moderation: A gene separates the two types, according to a new study.

Too Many Melanoma Survivors Are Still Seeking Sun

People who survive a melanoma diagnosis are advised to avoid the sun as they're at high risk for another diagnosis.

White Wine May Increase Your Risk of Melanoma

Pairing your dinner with a glass of white wine could increase your risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

When High Heels Hurt, Try These ‘Pillows’ for Your Feet

Anyone who has ever worn high heels knows that tingly ball-of-foot pain that happens after a few hours. That pain can ruin your night...

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Could Phase Out Traditional Cigarettes

Tobacco giant Philip Morris may eventually phase out selling conventional cigarettes, and a new cigarette alternative could play a role in the transition.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

Why You May Want to Drink Water Before Coffee in the Morning

Not only will you quench your body’s thirst, but you'll also give your digestion and metabolism a boost.

E-Cigarettes Are ‘Safer’ Than Traditional Cigarettes: Study

Although the carcinogens present in e-cigarette "juice" are not fully known, a group of researchers have concluded that they are still less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Listerine Mouthwash May Double as a Gonorrhea Treatment

Scientists tested different concentrations of Listerine to determine how effective it is at reducing bacterial counts of gonorrhea.

These 4 Holiday Health Hazards Could Land You in the Hospital

Where gifts and good cheer abound, there is also a sharp increase in injuries, illness and accidents.

Study Finds Parents Are Teaching Kids the Wrong Things About Screen Time

A study led by Common Sense Media found that parents spend more than nine hours a day with screen media.

Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent Accidental Selfie Deaths

Computer experts have analyzed selfie deaths and may have a solution — an app that could warn people if they were in a death-by-selfie zone.

As Americans Become More Obese, Fewer Are Trying to Lose Weight

Overweight Americans are becoming more satisfied with their weight and appearance, which has lead to a decrease in their attempts to shed pounds.

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Overcome Genetic Heart Disease Risk

When it comes to heart attacks, living a healthy lifestyle could trump heredity for those prone to heart disease, a study shows.

Some People’s Brains Are Wired to Not Enjoy Music

While specific musical anhedonia isn't a brain disorder, it is a fascinating condition that explains why some people feel no emotional response when listening to music.

Money May Not Buy Happiness, But Study Says It Might Buy Less Stress

Income and health are becoming increasingly intertwined. A new study shows that a higher income generally leads to less stress and a longer life.

Psst…Have You Heard? Gossiping May Actually Be Good for Your Health

It turns out that not all gossip is entirely bad, considering such chatter releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin which researchers link to forming beneficial social interactions.

Eating While Standing Could Make You Gain Weight

Researchers discovered that people who eat while standing up eat about thirty percent more calories than if they had been sitting down, which, with repetition, could cause weight gain.

Molecules on Your Phone Reveal Intimate Details About Your Life

Researchers were able to determine everything from the sex of a person, whether or not they struggled with depression, and what allergies they had.

Are You a Facebook Fanatic? It Might Be in Your Genes

A new study says that some people are genetically programmed to be overly drawn to social media.

Social Media Could Be Sabotaging Your Sex Life

A new study says social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are making people feel less confident and secure about their appearance.

Fewer American Teens Are Drinking, Smoking or Doing Drugs

American teenagers may finally be starting to behave. A new study found that teens are smoking less, drinking less and doing fewer drugs.

Sibling Rivalry: Are First-Born Children Smarter?

Researchers found that parents of multiple children routinely alter their treatment of non-first born children, which affects their IQ and perhaps even personality traits.

Chronic Stress Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity

Researchers measured cortisol levels in hair samples of obese people and discovered that these levels were much higher in the participants.

Too Much Eggnog? Try These Holiday Hangover Tricks

The holidays are a time of excess, and that can include too much eggnog and spiked cider. But there are a few tricks to help ease the pain of a hangover.

A Healthy Sex Life Could Lead to Better Job Satisfaction

There's credence behind the 'spring in your step' theory.

Something Interesting Happens to Our Brains While We Sleep

Scientists believe that brain synapses shrink during sleep and expand when activated during one’s waking hours, and such expansion is a marker for learning and memory.

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