Several factors, like rates of exercise and smoking, were assessed to rank the best U.S. cities for healthy lifestyles.
There’s a test you can do at home to see if your probiotics are actually working — all you need is a glass of milk.
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.
It's been long-believed that the weather influences joint pain, but new research puts this theory to rest once and for all.
Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.
Whether you prefer coffee, tea or even chocolate, regularly consuming caffeine has been found to procure health benefits, like combatting inflammation as we get older.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
Ginger root's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it a super food that you can easily incorporate into your diet through these seven delicious recipes.
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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.
It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.
Catherine Girard worked through the awkwardness of collecting stool samples door-to-door to research the microbiomes of Inuit people in Canada.
The active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, psilocybin, provides a significant boost to cancer patients facing depression, two studies found.
Your laundered clothes may not be as fresh as you think — especially if you share your washing machine with a housemate.
Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.
After studying her own body's chronic pain, Ashley Black was inspired to invent a massage tool that targets the tight fascia areas of the body and also works to diminish cellulite.
There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.
Before reaching for that supplement bottle, consider eating more of these five delicious foods to boost your immunity and fight disease.
In an effort to hopefully reduce the amount of botched lip surgeries, researchers took to Facebook to create a poll about ideal female lip size and appearance.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s passing.
The new guidelines call for beginning treatment in those with a systolic blood pressure of 150 or higher.
Read about the science behind these innovative sleep aid spectacles.
If you're an avid sushi eater, you may want to hold off on those salmon rolls right now.
There are very specific things that doctors should pay attention to when checking up on elderly patients.
A new study may shed some light on why we get so passionate about politics.
The read-em-and-weep list of delicious-but-not-so-good-for-you foods includes processed meats like bacon, bologna and hot dogs, whereas the 'good food' list recommends nuts and plenty of omega-3 enriched foods.
You're in good company if you've gone through these twelve stages of dieting.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
Bidets are healthier, gentler and better for the environment than toilet paper. So why don’t more Americans use them?
Cancer deaths in the U.S. plummeted 20 percent between 1980 and 2014, but a county-by-county breakdown reveals some areas actually saw cancer cases rise.
Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.
Researchers find that both good and bad bacteria are essential to a healthy gut.
Energy drinks can mask the effects of alcohol, which can lead to consuming more alcohol and experiencing more hazardous situations.
A doctor has set up a fundraising initiative in order to fly someone believed to be the world's heaviest woman to India for treatment.
Read our interview with Kim Kimble, hairstylist to stars like Oprah and Beyoncé, and creator of a new hair health supplement in gummy form.
Manipulating these cells may be the key to preserving organs and fighting the aging process.
In the wake of Christmas, as families celebrate the coming new year, a curious phenomenon occurs – mortality rates spike to the highest levels of the year.
The "Happy Song" was expertly engineered to make babies feel joyful and happy.
It's a chemical called titanium oxide, present in chewing gum, candy and even toothpaste, that's been shown to be harmful to the digestive system.
They are a veritable deadly dozen of bacteria for which antibiotics have no impact.
This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.
Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.
You’ve probably heard that taking aspirin may lower your risk of heart attack. But taking aspirin to prevent pancreatic cancer?
New clues about the lives of cavemen are giving scientists a better idea of their eating habits and hygiene routine.
Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.
While there is still considerable debate over the health effects of e-cigarettes, a new study measuring heart activity of e-cigarette users may be tipping the scale.
A new study suggests that just watching pain could cause you to experience pain yourself.
Check out the list to see if your city made the cut.
Double mastectomies when cancer is present in only one breast, also known as contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or CPM, have skyrocketed in recent years.
It’s a question that has long perplexed scientists: Why do girls who develop a rare type of benign brain tumors lose their vision more often than boys?