Health & Fitness


Dietitians Share Their Top Tips for Losing Water Weight Safely and Quickly

Follow these easy tips to lose those extra pounds holding you down.

Himalayan black salt was once used as medicine in India. Now it's becoming a staple among vegans.

It takes a full day working in temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius to make one batch of Himalayan black salt, or kala namak. The salt was once used as a medicine to treat indigestion. Today, it’s a staple in South Asian cuisine, and it's known for its unique eggy and umami taste. But the long and dangerous process of making it has pushed people away from the craft.

North Carolina bill seeks to restrict public and media access to criminal autopsy reports

Access by the public and the media to North Carolina autopsy reports related to criminal investigations would be significantly restricted under a bill considered Tuesday by a legislative committee.

How to Use Retinol on Your Body Like a Dermatologist

There's a good chance you've used retinol on your face. But have you ever thought about harnessing the benefits of the vitamin A derivative for your arms, legs, and the rest of your body? Skincare experts say you can use this powerhouse anti-aging ingredient on your body to achieve many of the same outcomes you see when using retinol on your face, ...

6 types of foods and drinks to avoid when taking Ozempic or Wegovy for weight loss

Weight loss with Ozempic or Wegovy can come with nausea, but avoiding certain foods and drinks can help patients manage the side effects, doctors say.

11 Practical Ways To Lose Stomach Fat And Strengthen Your Core, According To RDs

Crunches aren't the answer.

Doctors often reluctant to discuss guns, firearms safety with patients

It's an important health topic, but both adult patients and their primary care doctors shy away from discussing firearms and gun safety, a new survey finds.

The 10 states with the best health care in America—and the 10 with the worst, according to data

MoneyGeek analyzed a host of statistics, from health outcomes — such as preventable deaths and rates of certain diseases or risk factors — to health access and cost — such as how many people are uninsured and have affordable health insurance options available — to find the best and worst states for health care in the U.S.

Medics saved teen after allergic reaction to cookie

The 15-year-old's family think he would be dead if not for the help of minor injuries unit staff.

Why you shouldn't be scared of spiders, according to a biology professor

Sara Goodacre, a professor of evolutionary biology, told Business Insider why people shouldn't be scared of spiders.

These 8 daily habits could add up to 24 years to your life, new study says: 'Even adding only one' may lead to 4 extra years

The research found that practicing eight healthy habits at age 40 was associated with an additional 24 years of life for men and 21 years for women.

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Hair With Collagen

Eager to have luscious locks? Look no further.

Is Lyme disease curable? Here's what you should know about tick bites and symptoms.

For most people, Lyme disease is cured with 2-4 weeks worth of antibiotics. However, some people may have lingering damage and symptoms.

11 Best Foods High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Explore top foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed, soybeans and walnuts.

Dark Side of Weight Loss Drugs: 10 Potential Dangers

Weight loss drugs, when used appropriately and under medical supervision, can offer significant benefits for individuals struggling with obesity and related health issues. These medications can be a valuable tool that helps patients who are having trouble losing weight achieve and maintain a healthier figure. When traditional methods such as diet and exercise alone have proven insufficient, weight loss drugs can offer an alternate pathway

The 5 most common deathbed regrets, according to a palliative care nurse

9 signs of positive mental health in children

Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to identify signs of mental well-being in children.

Why It Might Not Be A Terrible Thing To Have Rabbits In Your Lawn

While undoubtedly cute, some consider rabbits to be vermin when they're in the garden. But they may be able to benefit your lawn. Learn why.

Living with pets, others may slow decline of cognitive skills in older adults: Study

A study suggests that living with others, whether another person, or even a pet, may slow down the decline in cognitive skills that tends to come as people age.

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: What to Know

Medically reviewed by Marla Anderson, MD Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition that causes blood vessels in the hands and sometimes the feet to constrict, limiting blood flow to the fingers and toes. This reduced blood flow causes numbness and color changes in the fingers and toes and can be painful. Cold and stress are typical causes of a Raynaud’s ...

List of fruits with the most health benefits: These 8 are expert recommended

Any fruit is going to yield health benefits like fiber, vitamins and minerals. This list of eight fruits includes stand-out options for your diet.

19 Lifestyle Habits that Make Europeans Healthier Than Americans

Europeans often enjoy better physical and mental health than Americans, and it’s not all down to genetics—lifestyle is a big part of it. In this article, we’ll explore 19 common European lifestyle habits that really make a difference to their overall health.

5 Best Ways to Lose Weight If You Have Hypothyroidism, According to Dietitians

It’s not in your head: hypothyroidism can make weight loss more difficult.

Which Foods Are High In Protein?

Protein is a vital part of any healthy diet, so what are high protein foods that you can add to your lifestyle?

How Healthy Is It To Drink Coffee Every Day?

What you need to know about your daily cup of joe.

Guy Fieri Shows Us The Workout That Helped Him Lose 30 Pounds | Weights & Plates | Men’s Health

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri takes home with him and shows around his ranch, barn and outside kitchen. He explains why getting a workout in first thing in the morning is so important to him. He also cooks a couple of his favorite at-home meals that are great post workout. He finishes in his home sauna.

10 Iron-Rich Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Chocolate included!

"He Said That Blisters Won’t Heal Unless You Pop Them": 16 Times People Rightfully Second-Guessed Their Doctors

"I complained to my family doctor of fatigue. He said I was a working mother and needed a vacation. I complained of fatigue to another doctor. He said that my husband needed to take me to dinner." View Entire Post ›

Leg Pain: Potential Causes and How to Find Relief At Home

Medically reviewed by Laura Campedelli, DPTMedically reviewed by Laura Campedelli, DPT Leg pain is discomfort or pain felt in any part of the leg. It can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. In some cases, leg pain is nothing to worry about and is due to a minor muscle strain. However, pain in the legs could also indicate something mo...

Health Benefits of Rock Climbing and How to Get Started

Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Rock climbing is a sport that involves climbing artificial rock walls in indoor climbing gyms or natural rock formations outdoors in parks, forests, and other natural areas. Rock climbing has grown in popularity in recent years, especially since becoming an Olympic sp...

Woman claims Alzheimer’s symptoms were reversed after five years

In “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient,” CNN chief medical correspondent follows Alzheimer’s patient Cici Zerbe who says her symptoms have been reversed after participating in Dr. Dean Ornish’s clinical trial on the effects of intensive lifestyle changes on the progression of mild cognitive impairment or early dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease. That peer-reviewed study will be published in the journal “Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy” in June 2024. Dr. Ornish’s program includes a plant-based diet, regular exercise, group support, yoga or meditation.Watch the full documentary on CNN’s “The Whole Story” premiering on May 19th at 8p et/pt and streaming on MAX on June 18th.

Kratom: What is it & what are the risks?

Some hail it as a miracle for beating opioid addiction, but it’s banned in some other states and countries.

14 Fitness Tracker Features That Improve Your Health

Keeping track of your goals is a major way you stay fit. Here are the ways that fitness trackers can help.

Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

SAO PAULO (AP) — The first two deaths from waterborne bacterial disease were reported in southern Brazil, where floodwaters were slowly receding, and health authorities warned additional fatalities were likely. Rio Grande do Sul state's health secretariat confirmed the death of a 33-year-old man due to leptospirosis on Wednesday. On Monday, authorities registered that a 67-year-old man had died from the same infectious disease. Since the...

Nick Jonas shares his top 3 self-care strategies

Singer and actor Nick Jonas says these three things help him take care of his mental health as part of his Type 1 diabetes management.

Is cannabis today really much more potent than 50 years ago?

Levels of the psychoactive compound THC have been steadily rising in marijuana since the 1970s, due largely to growers selecting for more potent strains

Scientists Think They've Found a New Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

More than half a billion people worldwide are affected by type 2 diabetes, and yet researchers still don't know what's behind the condition's breakdown in insulin functionality. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in the US have now pulled back the molecular curtain and figured out why insulin, the hormone that maintains stable blood sugar, often stops working at its full effect. The principal investigator, Jonathan Stamler, is...

Princess Kate portrait courts criticism amid health update: 'Just bad'

Two months after Princess Kate's Mother's Day photo editing flub, another portrait of the monarch is courting controversy and criticism.

An imbalance of two healthy fats affects your early death risk, study finds

Having an imbalanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to a new study.

20 reliable home remedies that will actually work for you

Looking for a guide to the home remedies that actually work? Flip through the slideshow for easy DIYs that can help soothe burns, relieve sore muscles, and more.

Which Vitamin Deficiency Causes Hair Loss?

Medically reviewed by Brendan Camp, MD Many factors can contribute to hair loss, including genetics, childbirth, and certain diseases. Hair loss can result from a lack of nutrient-rich foods, restrictive eating, sudden weight loss, low-calorie intakes, and obesity—all of which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Excessive intake of certain vitami...

Lupus expert debunks 7 common myths about the autoimmune disease: ‘Not a death sentence’

For Lupus Awareness Month, Dr. Brooke Goldner, a board-certified medical doctor who has the disease herself, shares some of the biggest misconceptions — and sets the record straight.

Alzheimer's Breakthrough as Five New Subgroups Identified

The discovery paves the way toward more personalized treatments for Alzheimer's patients.

What is a betta fish's lifespan? What to know about how long they live, how to care for them.

Betta fish are one of the most popular aquarium fish in the world. Here is what to know about bettas, including how long they live.

Ibuprofen Dosage: A Guide on How Much to Take

Medically reviewed by Lindsay Cook, PharmD Medically reviewed by Lindsay Cook, PharmD Ibuprofen, also known as Advil or Motrin, is among the first-line drugs of choice to reduce pain and fever. It belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. Ibuprofen can be used to treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, dysmeno...

Concerning report highlights health risks associated with 'explosive growth' of industry: 'This can really only be accomplished through improved public policies'

"We need to have government policies that ensure that chemicals that are being used and produced in the US are not creating toxic exposures to people." Concerning report highlights health risks associated with 'explosive growth' of industry: 'This can really only be accomplished through improved public policies' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Millions of Washingtonians could qualify to have hospital bills waived in full or in part

Will Beet Juice Lower High Blood Pressure?

A dietitian explains this potential benefit and more.

Research reveals how many hours you should sit, stand and exercise each day

Brainstorm Health 2024: Defining AI Standards for the Next Era of Health

Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney Lloyd Minor, Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine; Vice President, Medical Affairs, Stanford University Moderator: Deena Shakir, Lux Capital