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Family & Parenting | Kids

Parents Should Always Have These 8 Items on Hand, Doctors Say

Before you leave the house, consider adding these 8 important items to your bag.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Eating Junk Food Raises Cancer Risk, Even for Slim Women

Whether you are slim or obese, one thing is clear: calorie-dense processed foods increase cancer risk, regardless of body weight.

Health & Fitness | Health

Probiotic Foods: A Must in Daily Diets of All

Probiotic foods are very beneficial to health if added to our daily diet as they boost the performance of the digestive system.

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Why Do We Call a Leg Cramp a Charley Horse? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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LeBron James makes Lakers debut, reveals secret ingredient to success: oatmeal | Fox News

Minutes after NBA superstar LeBron James walked off the court Thursday night following his highly anticipated debut in purple and gold, the four-time MVP shared the key ingredient necessary to resuscitate the legendary but languishing Los Angeles Lakers

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures of Things That May Live on Your Body

You may try not to think about it, but the truth is there are tiny creatures living all over your body. Learn which ones are OK and which ones are not.

Health & Fitness | Health

Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Go ahead, talk to yourself. It's normal —and good for you.

Talking to yourself isn’t just normal, it’s good for your mental health — if you have the right conversations.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Posture and Pregnancy: A Report | Gokhale Method Institute

During my first pregnancy in 2011–12 I had — compared with other women — only a little trouble; I felt relatively fit. At the time, the occasional pain in my lower back and my permanent shoulder/ neck pain seemed normal because I had suffered them s

Health & Fitness | Health

Healthy Songs: The Amazing Power of Music Therapy | music therapy | Oliver Sacks | Gabby Giffords

When I was a child, on most Fridays, my dad, mom, brother, and I would travel to Cape Cod to visit my grandparents. For my father, this drive would come after a long day of work, during which he had already commuted from our home, an hour outside of the c

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Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt: potential health impacts?

A new study looked at sea, rock, and lake salt sold around the world. Here’s what you need to know.

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Unusual Asthma Symptoms: Cough, Sleep Problems, Anxiety, and More

Learn more from WebMD about unusual asthma symptoms that may point to other health conditions.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

weird dreams actually make sense (according to neuroscience and psychology)

Think of it as your brain’s version of throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks.

Health & Fitness | Health

Health Insurance Premiums to Decline in 2019, CMS Predicts | ACA | Affordable Care Act | center for medicare and medicai

Health insurance premiums are expected to decline on average next year, for the first time since 2014, the year the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Struggling in the Dark - Mindful

Lots of research tells us what the best habits are around sleep, but if we are trying too hard day and night, rest may not come easily.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

'World's Largest Sleep Study' Finds 7 To 8 Hours A Night Is Best For Our Brain - Study Finds

Researchers behind what's touted as the "world's largest sleep study" say sleeping for seven to eight hours a night -- no more, no less -- will put you at the top of your game the following day.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Doctors in Shetland can now prescribe a walk in nature

Since October 5, doctors in Shetland, Scotland have been authorized to prescribe nature to their patients. It's thought to be the first program of its kind in the U.K., and seeks to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and increase happiness for those with

Health & Fitness | Health News

Holiday Health (Posture Tips) | Gokhale Method Institute

The holidays are upon us and ‘tis the season for cooking, cleaning and entertaining. You may find yourself especially reliant upon your body as you enjoy the added festivities. We want to help keep you safe and healthy with some seasonal posture tips! S

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

When Is an Eye Issue More Than Just a Nuisance?

Veterinarians categorize eye infections as urgent; know when an eye condition needs expert help, and when it's okay to wait and watch.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Sloppy science bears substantial blame for Americans' bad eating habits

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines rely on weak data, as has been made clear by the downfall of nutrition scientist Brian Wansink.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How Tuning Into Your Body Can Make You More Resilient - Mindful

By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

HPV Vaccine Drastically Reduced Cervical Cancer in Australia

In Australia, where a rigorous HPV vaccine program has been in place for girls since 2007, and boys since 2013, cervical cancer is on track to disappear within two decades. Other countries, including the United States, haven’t been as successful.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: Reasons You're Always Cold

Do you sometimes feel cold for no reason? Find out more about conditions that can make you feel chilly.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures of Heart Palpitation Causes

Why does your heart race or skip a beat? Learn what causes heart palpitations and when to see your doctor.

Health & Fitness | Health

Slideshow: 8 Habits That Are Bad for Your Heart

You want your heart to be strong and healthy. But are you making any of these mistakes? It’s time to get back on track!

Health & Fitness | Health News

How to Text with Good Posture | Gokhale Method Institute

There’s nothing inherently problematic about the activity of texting from a posture point of view. The problems arise because we have poor habits in how we hold objects in front of us, how we read, and also because what’s on our cell phones tends to b

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures of Foods That Fill You Up Without Weight Gain

We all want to enjoy our food and feel full, but we don’t want to gain weight. Find out more about which foods fill you up the most without packing on the pounds.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: Bad Habits and Your Health

We all have them, but some can be worse for you than others. Find out just how bad your habits may be.

Health & Fitness | Health

Infections are on the rise: Sepsis, UTIs and skin infections are becoming more common in the US | Daily Mail Online

A new study from the CDC has found that people with diabetes are almost three times more likely to be hospitalized with an infection than the general population.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: Daily Use Of E-Cigarettes Doubles Heart Attack Risk

Some smokers switch to e-cigarettes in an attempt to be healthier, but according to new research, daily use of e-cigarettes doubles the risk of heart attack. And when combined with daily use of regular cigarettes, the risk of heart attack is five times th

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Somatic Mindfulness: What Is My Body Telling Me? (And Should I Listen?)

Somatic mindfulness—the ability to step back from what your nervous system is telling you—can be an especially helpful skill for managing trauma's effects.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Now we can see brain cells 'talk' and that will shed light on neurological diseases -- ScienceDaily

Scientists have developed a way to see brain cells talk -- to actually see neurons communicate in bright, vivid color. The new lab technique is set to provide long-needed answers about the brain and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, schiz

Health & Fitness | Health News

How to Get the Most Antioxidants in Your Diet

Antioxidants are critical to fighting off age-inducing free radicals and the best way to get antioxidants is to eat the rainbow.

Health & Fitness | Health News

New Research Reveals What Probiotics Do Inside Gut

Researchers have used invasive techniques to collect samples from inside the stomach and evaluate how well probiotics actually work.

Health & Fitness | Health

Men's Health Slideshow: Health Lessons Men Can Learn From Women

Women do a lot of things better than men. WebMD shows you how men can learn from women when it comes to taking care of their health.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A New Approach to Alzheimer's: Clearing the Brain's Retired Cells - The Atlantic

A study in mice hints at a new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases—but many questions remain.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Toxic Thirdhand Smoke Still Lingers In A Casino Months After Ban - Study Finds

Thirdhand smoke, or the residue left behind from cigarette smoke, rested on surfaces in casinos for months, even after a smoking ban went into affect in Northern California, a study by scientists at San Diego State University found.

Health & Fitness | Health

What Your Period Says About Health Explained With Pictures

Some things about your period -- like heavy flow and type of cramps -- offer clues to problems in your body. Find out what's normal and when to see the doctor.

Health & Fitness | Health

Asthma Survival Guide for Allergies

You can live a full and active life even when you have allergic asthma.

Health & Fitness | Health

Slideshow: Exercises to Help Knee Pain in Pictures

Getting over a knee injury? WebMD shows you moves that can help make you stronger, so you're less likely to get re-injured.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

Sleeplessness can lead to a number of negative outcomes, from lost work to car crashes, but a new blood test may now be able to measure sleep deprivation.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Vigorous Activity During Childhood Cuts Heart Disease Risk Later In Life - Study Finds

There are plenty of immediate and short-term benefits for children who regularly play sports, but a recent study shows that physically fit children may have the healthiest hearts during their adult years. 

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, study finds

Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.

Health & Fitness | Health

Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live. - The New York Times

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

News | Interesting Links

Life Begins at Conception | American Center for Law and Justice

It’s a major development in the fight for unborn babies. Finally – for the first time ever – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made it...

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

First PTSD Study During Warfare By Israeli Researchers Provides Early Symptom Indicators | Health News

Joint research by the University of Haifa and Natal during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 looked at reactions and experiences as the conflict unfolded.

Health & Fitness | Health

Osteoporosis: Effects of Bone Fractures

When you have osteoporosis, the effects of a bone fracture go beyond the initial pain and discomfort. Learn about the most common fractures and how they might affect your life.

Health & Fitness | Health

All About Menopause and Perimenopause With Pictures

Menopause affects every woman in time, and although it's not a disease, menopause can have a big effect on a woman's health. Learn about the causes, side effects, treatments, and complications of menopause.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

7 Health Benefits of Ginger

What is ginger good for? There are many benefits of ginger including fighting nausea and helping muscle pain.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Common Chemicals In Beauty Products Alter Women's Hormone Levels - Study Finds

FAIRFAX, Va. — Women who go heavy on the makeup may want to consider going for a more natural look. A new study finds that chemicals found in many beauty products are linked to changes in hormones. Researchers from George Mason University urge women to

Health & Fitness | Health

Having sex once a week can make you feel 15 years younger, study shows

Neo G, an orthopaedic support firm, also found that petting animals, going on holiday and spending time with your partner also helps shave off the years

Health & Fitness | Health

Digestive System: All About Your Stomach, Gallbladder, and More

Do you know how your digestive system works? Test your knowledge with WebMD.

Health & Fitness | Health

Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drug Ads on TV | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Plastics Used to Store Your Food Might Decrease Fertility

Though research done on humans is limited (and hard to draw conclusions from), what exists does suggest that plastics used to store and serve our food and drinks are having a negative impact on our health.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Choosing a Bed | Gokhale Method Institute

Students often ask me if there is a particular mattress that is in line with the Gokhale Method. While I do have a few suggestions, the most important part of lying down is how you do it. Stretchlying on your back or side to put some extra length in your

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Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos

Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

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Superbugs jumping frequently between humans and animals

MRSA staphylococcus is an example of a superbug. These bacterial strains are resistant to most antibiotics and can cause serious infections.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Reiki to Ease Pain: What Should I Know?

People around the world have been helped by Reiki, but a lot is still unknown. WebMD explains what we do know about this Japanese folk treatment and how it may help you.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Management of Osteoarthritis with Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and life-altering disease that severely limits the daily activities of millions of Americans, and it is one of the most common causes of disability in the world. With obesity on the rise and the world’s population ...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Finding Purpose at an Internship While Living With Lyme Disease | The Mighty

Leah Oren explains how an internship with Suffering the Silence gave her purpose while living with Lyme disease.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Debunking Sleep Myths: Is the Only Symptom of Insomnia Having Trouble Falling Asleep? - National Sleep Foundation

The causes of insomnia are vast and varied. Check out what might be behind the sleepless nights at your house.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

The New Old Age | The Walrus

Longevity is now our reality. Are we ready for it?

Health & Fitness | Health

A short history of terrible diets — Quartzy

“The way we approach nutrition and dieting changes every five years,” says Sydnee McElroy, a family doctor practicing in Huntington, West Virginia, and co-author, with her spouse Justin, of the forthcoming book Sawbones: The Horrifying, Hilarious Road to Modern Medicine.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Sleeping Longer Can Lead To A Healthier Diet - Study Finds

In case you needed a reason to stay in bed more, a new study finds that sleeping longer may lead you to being a better eater.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

The Healthy And Wealthy Track Sleep Habits The Most In The U.S., Study Finds - Study Finds

NEW YORK — Looking to adopt the habits of the well-to-do? You may want to think about paying more attention to your sleep. People who use smartphone apps to track and monitor their sleep habits tend to be wealthier and report themselves as healthier tha

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Curcumin, Commonly Found In Indian Food, Improves Memory, Mood, Attention - Study Finds

Curcumin, an ingredient found in many common Indian spices, such as curry, has been found to improve the mood and memory of people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to research by scientists at UCLA.

Food & Drink | Food

14 Foods With More Vitamin C Than an Orange

When you think vitamin C, you inevitably think oranges. But what if we told you that this fruit is just kind of meh in the C department compared to some other produce picks?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm | Science | Smithsonian

Seminal research reveals that sperm change their cargo as they travel the reproductive tract—and the differences can have consequences for fertility

Health & Fitness | Health

New technique could see humans live to 150 and regrow organs ‘for the price of a coffee a day’  | Daily Mail Online

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique being developed by Australian researchers could see humans live to 150 and regrow their organs by 2020 - costing as much as a cup of coffee each day.

News | Animal Links

How do cats contribute to your health and well-being?

Cats are loved for their elegance, their calming purrs, and the sweetness of their cuddles, but do you know how they can actually improve your health?

Health & Fitness | Health

Quiz: What Is Mindfulness?

How much do you know about mindfulness? Test your knowledge of this practice that connects your body and mind.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Study Finds Simple Solution For Spinal Cord Injury Recovery | Health News

Tel Aviv University researchers say a simple enzyme injected into mouse models soon after a spinal cord injury shortened recovery time and decreased symptoms.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Exactly How Unhealthy Pumpkin Spice Lattes Really Are | MyDomaine

Find out just how healthy your seasonal pumpkin spice latte really is. Read on for all the nutritional information you need to know before indulging.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

The Ultimate Guide to Different Pull-Up Bar Types

Calisthenics 101's guide to the different types of pull-up bars available and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Health & Fitness | Health

98.6 Degrees Is A Normal Body Temperature, Right? Not Quite | WIRED

Fever is a more flexible concept than people assume, as new crowdsourced data helps show.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

I’m surprised how happy I am after giving up alcohol | Catherine Gray | Opinion

Now that I’m teetotal, my family and friends like me a lot more, says the author Catherine Gray

Health & Fitness | Health

Did you get whooping cough vaccine? Don't assume you're protected

Decatur teen's experience with whooping cough illustrates resurgence of that disease in U.S.

Health & Fitness | Health

Fatal heart attacks could be predicted years in advance

A new method of reading routine heart scans that can pinpoint those most at risk proved successful in its first major trial.

Health & Fitness | Health

It's not 'meat' in Missouri unless it comes from an animal

Meat must come from animals, not plants or labs, according to the new law.

Psychology | Personality

Smile! Happiness After 60 Key To Living Longer, Study Claims

Happiness could be the key to a longer life, a new study finds. Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore found that the happier a person is, the more likely they'll enjoy a greater lifespan.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Taking Care Of Your Teeth May Help Prevent Cancer - Study Finds

Oral health might play an important role in preventing cancer, two recent studies suggest.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Listening to yoga music before bed could prevent deadly heart attacks | Daily Mail Online

Researchers from Sunil Memorial Superspeciality Hospital, Jaipur, India, found that hearing soothing, meditative tunes just before a person nods off increases their heart rate variability.

Health & Fitness | Health

Mosquito Repellents That Work Explained With Pictures

Mosquito bites are itchy, annoying, and can even make you sick. Find out what works (and what doesn't) to protect you from these blood-sucking bugs.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Health Coaching Might Sound ‘New Age’, but It Could Help You Reach Old Age

There are two ways of tackling chronic lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes: discover new drugs and treatments or persuade people to make positive lifestyle changes to avoid developing them in the first place. Health coaching is

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How to Eat Healthy in College with Food Allergies| Vitacost Blog

Heading off to college? If you have food allergies, check out this healthy eating guide for tips on who to talk to, what emergency snacks to pack and more.

Health & Fitness | Health

Germs Slideshow: Dirty Public Places

A lot of public places have more germs than a toilet seat. WebMD shows you where the bacteria and viruses lurk, from playgrounds to elevators to hotel rooms.

Health & Fitness | Health

New cervical cancer guidelines start making Pap smears obsolete

New USPSTF recommendations say most women can get an HPV test instead of a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer risk, and can wait five years between tests.

Health & Fitness | Health

Sex and Aging Quiz: Beyond Menopause and Erectile Dysfunction

Take this WebMD quiz to see how much you know about aging and sexual activity.

Health & Fitness | Health

L-citrulline: Uses and Risks

WebMD explains the uses and risks of the supplement L-citrulline.

Health & Fitness | Health

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.

Science & Technology | Science

A Gut--and Liver--Check to Get a Bead on Alzheimer's - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Health & Fitness | Health

All About Honey

Honey’s been used to heal wounds, ease allergies and sweeten things up for centuries. What is it? Where does it get these special powers, and can it really do everything it gets credit for?

Health & Fitness | Health

Slideshow: Kids’ School Lunches: Tips, Meal Ideas, and More

You want your child’s school lunch to taste great and give them all the energy and nutrients they need for a super school day -- without a lot of effort. It can be simple! WebMD shows you how.

Health & Fitness | Health

Is Red Rice Yeast A Good Statin Alternative For High LDL Cholesterol Levels? - DrWeil.com

This tip is brought to you courtesy of the Weil Vitamin Advisor - visit today for your completely free, personalized recommendation of vitamins and

Health & Fitness | Health

E-cigarettes can damage DNA

The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called "vaping," are unknown. Today, researchers report tha

Health & Fitness | Health

Doctor’s orders: Let children just play | National | bakersfield.com

Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free.

Health & Fitness | Health

The doctor is out? Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers

Why are so many experienced doctors leaving the field — and why are more medical students choosing not to follow a career in medicine after they graduate?

Health & Fitness | Health

Common Foot Problem Pictures: Corns, Callouses, Blisters, Bunions, and More

Learn to spot bunions, corns, athlete's foot, plantar warts, and other common foot problems in this WebMD slideshow -- and learn what treatments may help these conditions.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: Sudden Health Problems After 50

After you hit 50, those aches and pains can suddenly turn serious. Here are a few things to watch out for in middle age.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

The doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.

Health & Fitness | Health

Uncommon and Common Food-Poisoning Dangers in Pictures

WebMD's pictures show the most common culprits in food poisoning, symptoms to look for, possible complications, and how to keep your food safe.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: What Are Personality Disorders?

What does it feel like to have a personality disorder? It can be confusing and upsetting to do everyday things like going to the store or asking for a favor. Find out if you have signs of these conditions and what to do if you think you might have one.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Urban Green Spaces And Gardens Linked To Improved Mood : Shots - Health News : NPR

When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: Things That Can Affect Your Medication

You’ve been to the doctor, picked up your prescription, and are taking your medicine as directed. But if it’s not working like it should, check out these things you eat and drink that can change the way some medications work.

Health & Fitness | Health

Glyphosate, weed-killing Roundup chemical linked to cancer, found in children's breakfast foods - CBS News

31 out of 45 tested products had glyphosate levels higher than what some scientists consider safe for children

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Dark Chocolate A 'Superfood' That Deliciously Boosts Mood, Memory, Immunity - Study Finds

If you love dark chocolate, you'll be happy to know that it is much more than a sweet treat. Researchers say it may even qualify as a "superfood."

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to Stop Worrying and Fall Asleep Faster

New research says that mindfulness therapy, which focuses on helping people get over their anxieties about not falling asleep, may be an effective treatment for insomnia.

Health & Fitness | News Items

FACT CHECK: Is the EPA Allowing for the Approval of New Asbestos-Containing Products?

The Environmental Protection Agency will be allowing for potential new uses of asbestos, while limiting the scope of studies that assess its risk.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

95-Year Stanford Study Reveals Secret to Living Longer, More Fulfilling Life

This Stanford study by Lewis Terman shows us that living longer is related to pursuing life goals and focusing on achievements, not being stress free.

News | Animal Links

Survey: Pet Owners Happier, Wealthier, More Fit Than Non-Owners - Study Finds

If you think pets are the pits, you may not be living to your potential. A new survey finds that people who own pets are happier, earn more money, and exercise more frequently than those who don't.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Making Flat Feet Into Arched Feet

Growing up as Esther’s third child, I was lucky to have been brought up with my posture (almost entirely) intact. The weak spot was my feet. Despite Esther’s encouragement (and sometimes nagging) to wear healthy shoes and sandals, I was pulled by the

Health & Fitness | Health News

Does Full-Fat Dairy Promote Heart Disease? Research Says No

Saturated fats do not clog your arteries; on the contrary, these fats are important for optimal health, and actually combat many of today's chronic diseases.

Health & Fitness | Health News

'You’ve had what we call a cosmic orgasm': the rise of conscious breathing

You do it more than 23,000 times a day, but are you breathing properly? From a rebirthing session to holotropic breathwork, Richard Godwin inhales the latest wellness craze

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided imagery, mindfulness, yoga and tai chi, and positive thinking.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

4 Hazards of Foxtails for Pets

At first glance foxtails, referred to in some regions as cheat grass, seem innocent enough. But beyond that innocent exterior lurks a menace that can easily wreak havoc on your dog or cat’s health. Dogs that come into contact with foxtails stand a good

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Is Hormonal Imbalance Making You Crazy, Moody Or Overweight? | Psychology Today

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include: fatigue, mood instability, weight gain, foggy brain/memory loss, adult acne, hair loss/facial hair, lower sex drive and/or extreme PMS.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use May Lead To Serious Memory Impairments - Study Finds

A new study finds that long-term use of cannabis or cannabis-based drugs disturbs areas of the brain that control memory, causing "significant impairments."

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Sleep Quantity vs. Sleep Quality

Logging major hours of sleep each night but still feeling exhausted? You may need to focus on quality, not quantity.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Fall Asleep Fast

Tired of tossing and turning? Follow these four easy strategies to help you fall asleep faster.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Can Bad Air Cause Anxiety? - Ask Dr. Weil

I've heard that air pollution can lead to anxiety. Could this be true? I also understand that pollution can lead to stroke. If true, this is pretty bad news for those of us who breathe bad air daily.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Using an Alarm Clock, Alarmed in the A.M.

An alarm clock does just what its name suggests - it alarms us, every morning. That can't be healthy. Is there an alternative?

Politics | Politics

Rapidly Growing Healthcare Solution Keeps Government Out of Medical Costs | Breitbart

The following post is sponsored by Liberty HealthShare. The story of one of today’s most rapidly growing healthcare solutions dates back to the early | Medicine

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Air Pollution Causes Diabetes - The Atlantic

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Why Is My Stomach Bloated? 15 Causes of Abdominal Bloating

You know the feeling: Your pants feel a bit tight, your belly feels a little too full -- your face might even be a bit puffy. You’re bloated. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Aching Feet? Try This! - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip

Give your feet a break with this four-step foot massage recommended by the American Massage Therapy Association. You can do it by yourself or with the help

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Stress May Be Just As Bad For Your Body As Junk Food, Study Finds

We know that stress is bad for the brain, but now a new study finds that it also may be just as unhealthy for the body as a poor diet, especially in women.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study on the Gut-Brain Connection Will Help Guide Therapies in Neurologic Diseases

New findings about how the gut impacts central nervous system resident cells in the brain will play a huge role in the advancement of therapies.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Recurring Nightmares Are 'Leftovers' From Unresolved Frustrations, Study Finds - Study Finds

A recent study finds that recurring nightmares may occur more often when we're facing challenges in real life.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A Blessed Life: Religious People Live Longer Than Secular Individuals, Study Finds - Study Finds

Churchgoing may be on the decline, but lapsed congregants have new reason to attend services. That's because religious affiliation can increase lifespan by a handful of years, new research shows.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes.