Several factors, like rates of exercise and smoking, were assessed to rank the best U.S. cities for healthy lifestyles.
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.
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.
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.
Tears could be an alternate source of diagnostic fluid for assessing nutritional deficiencies, and studies show that people with these deficiencies blink more.
The new guidelines will make it easier for pregnant women to make informed choices about consuming fish.
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Dr. Steven Gundry's new book, "The Plant Paradox," aims to challenge your idea of 'healthy' foods and offer better alternatives for reshaping your diet to focus on gut health.
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.
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.
Here are four superfoods that breastfeeding moms may want to add to their diet.
Your laundered clothes may not be as fresh as you think — especially if you share your washing machine with a housemate.
The "Happy Song" was expertly engineered to make babies feel joyful and happy.
Toilet seat covers may promote cleanliness by encouraging people to sit down instead of squat, but they may not be any better at serving as a protective barrier than your own skin.
Not only will you quench your body’s thirst, but you'll also give your digestion and metabolism a boost.
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.
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.
A new study shows that consumption of prebiotics — found in foods like, asparagus, oatmeal and legumes — can help good gut bacteria and promote better sleep patterns after a stressful event.
Some children who ingested the pods also experienced profuse vomiting, trouble breathing, and a few even died.
A recent study shows that exercise and weight gain play large roles in the health of breast cancer survivors when it comes to relapsing.
This condition may make you think twice before raising a can of soda to your lips.
The substances have been tied to severe health problems, such as testicular and kidney cancer, and scientists warn that chemicals in fast-food wrappers may “leach” onto the food products.
Before reaching for that supplement bottle, consider eating more of these five delicious foods to boost your immunity and fight disease.
There's no need to leave the house to treat a persistent cough, so long as you've got these commonly found remedies around.
A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.
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.
Here are six steps you can take towards curbing a sugar addiction.
After developing a variety of supplements that help to better your body from the inside out, Dr. Amy Lee and the Nucific brand are combining two ideas that are usually an oxymoron: slimming and chocolate.
Doctors in Japan got more than they expected when performing routine appendix removal surgery on a teenage girl.
A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.
Combining the high-tech elements into one device gives the new test a significant advantage over current detection methods, which take hours to diagnose the virus instead of minutes.
New research shows that every hour you run could extend your life by seven hours.
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.
The study’s authors suggest that balancing the skin’s microbiome may be a more effective way of treating acne than antibiotics.
The link between iron levels and hearing loss is a strong indicator for treating and avoiding auditory impairments.
Except for one city, most of the top 20 fattest American cities are all in the South.
When a healthy diet can’t provide all you need to fight dull, listless or weak and thinning tresses, consider adding a biotin supplementation into your daily routine.
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.
This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.
City of Hope currently has active clinical trials of gene therapy for AIDS using blood stem cell transplantation.
Being on your phone while exercising not only distracts you from the workout at hand, but also compromises your posture and the intensity of your routine.
Although they still pose risks for extremely low birthweight babies, probiotics have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of deadly gut-related conditions in premies.
Plaque buildup is a known precursor to serious neurodegenerative diseases, and while other oils carry this trait, vegetable oil is the type with which it's most prevalent.
A new campaign seeks to warn the public about the cancer risks linked to eating over-cooked starchy foods like burnt toast and over-roasted potatoes.
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.
Read about the mental disorders that have arisen specifically from technology and Internet usage.
Is it low testosterone or something more serious? Researchers explain the complicated factors behind a woman's decreased sex drive.