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The #1 Worst Drink Increasing Your Risk of Parkinson’s Disease, New Study Finds

In a recently published review, researchers found that drinking this beverage can raise one's risk of developing Parkinson's Disease.

40 Health Myths Women Need to Stop Believing

Uh, I had no idea about some of these.

These Dentist-Approved Mouthwashes Will Zap Bad Breath, Protect Gums, and Prevent Cavities

They also won’t leave your mouth feeling like it’s on fire.

Amazon Just Dropped Insane Deals on Editor-Fave Sneakers

Nike, Adidas, and more!

If You Have This Blood Type, Be Worried About Your Health

Your blood type can reveal much more about your health than you think! Certain blood types are associated more with specific diseases.

So, Whatever Happened to All Your Favorite ‘Biggest Loser’ Champs?

One winner is now a master instructor at SoulCycle!

Jennifer Garner Just Showed Off Her Latest Comfy Sneaker Pick, and Shoppers with Knee Pain Approve

They call this pair “the perfect mix of support and cushion.”

Everything You Need to Exercise Outdoors This Spring

With winter finally over, here’s what you need to take your workout outside.

If You're Trying to Eat Healthier, Look No Further Than These Zoodle Recipes

Get ready to be inspiralized! 🍝

If You Remember These Trendy Foods, You Probably Had An Amazing Childhood

Are you Team Lunchables or Team Uncrustables?

These Protective Workout Gloves Safeguard Your Skin at the Gym

Say goodbye to calluses and blisters. 🙌

The Best Foods to Eat at Stadiums When You're at a Concert or Game

Because who hasn’t had to MacGyver a more mindful meal at a concert or game before?

WHO calls for urgent action as monkeypox cases triple in Europe

Monkeypox cases have tripled in Europe in the past two weeks, according to the World Health Organization. More than 450 cases have been diagnosed in the U.S., which does not typically see the disease.

6 Foods That Are Pretty Bad for Your Heart

You may want to cut back. The health of your heart matters. The stronger your heart the less risk you have of debilitating diseases and the greater chance you have to enjoy your life to the absolutely fullest for as long as you can. So, yeah, it's pretty important. One of the best ways to keep your heart in the best shape possible (other than regular exercise, of course) is a diet rich in heart-healthy foods. That also means limiting the amount of foods that aren't so healthy for your heart. To spotlight which of these foods you should watch out for, take the advice of Kelly Jones, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D. And, look, if you happen to find yourself in a situation where you find yourself eating one of these foods, resist the urge to beat yourself up about it or, worse yet, think that you have to endure some kind of wacky juice cleanse. (General note: You never have to endure some kind of wacky juice cleanse.) It's not like a partaking in any of these foods on a semi-occasional basis is going to drive a stake through your heart. It's an overabundance or over-reliance on these foods in your diet that leads to heart health complications. So make sure you're doing both—leaning less on foods that aren't great for your heart and leaning more on foods that are great for your heart—in order to best reap the rewards. Now and far, far into the future.

Why It's Time To Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew About Self-Care

You might be doing it all wrong.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes for a Morning Energy Boost

Just blend and go.

The Biggest Party Animal of the Zodiac, According to Astrologers

Astrologers say the biggest party animal zodiac sign is Leo, as they bring people together and create scenes with their performative ways.

The Best Prime Day Apple Deals to Expect This Year, Including Some of Your Favorite Products

The discounts will be deep, and it’s a great time to save on AirPods, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and more.

Need To Get Rid Of A Cough Fast? Try These 12 Remedies You Probably Already Have At Home

What you need if you have allergies, a cold, and more. There are few things in life more annoying than a pesky cough that just won’t go away. A cough could be a simple tickle in the throat, or it can linger after a cold has passed. No matter how long you've been dealing with one, the discomfort may have you wondering about and searching online for how to get rid of a cough in five minutes. The sooner, the better, right? But TBH, a cough is not always bad. Coughing is a reflex that protects our airways and lungs against irritants like dust, germs, and mucus. And occasional coughing is completely normal, according to the American Lung Association. That said, a cough isn’t necessarily something you should just shrug off.“[A] cough has many causes, ranging from a common viral illness to asthma or seasonal allergies to more significant health problems, such as chronic lung conditions, congestive heart failure, or even cancer,” says Michael Hanak, MD, an assistant professor of family medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Now, some people may develop a cough after becoming infected with COVID-19. A COVD cough is dry and persistent, according to Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital. It is typically accompanied by other symptoms such as chest pains, fatigue, headaches, and shortness of breath. Certain medications could also be to blame, says Dr. Hanak. Environmental triggers like dust, mold, or other pollutants could be a contributing factor as well, either through lung irritation or postnasal drip. Acid reflux is another potential trigger. Given that a cough can be a sign of a condition or totally harmless, when should you see a doctor? “When a cough is present for more than two weeks, it is reasonable to contact a health care provider for additional testing or recommendations,” notes Dr. Hanak. In the meantime, if you’ve just started hacking, you can try to soothe your throat with these remedies.

9 Best Fitness Trackers That Do So Much More Than Count Steps

Track your workouts, sleep, and more with these genius accessories.

Why This Woman Says Self-Care Sometimes Means Discipline

"Without stress, we atrophy," says Gabrielle Lyon, DO.

The Worst Drinking Habit for Fatal Liver Disease, New Study Finds

Recently published data shows that liver disease-related deaths increased over the years—and it's believed to be due to this drinking habit.

Christie Brinkley’s Secrets for Aging Gracefully

Can you believe she's nearing 70?

Ukrainian refugees thankful to be safe in US for Fourth of July

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees who fled their home country when Russia evaded are marking Fourth of July holiday weekend by celebrating the safe haven they found in the United States. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for Saturday TODAY with the story of a Ukrainian family who made a new life in the U.S.

9 Quality Tennis Rackets to Buy Now, According to Serena Williams' Former Coach

Legendary instructor Rick Macci shows us what to look for in a quality tennis racket.

33 Surprising Foods You Should Actually Never Store In The Fridge

It'll make your food stay fresher longer.

The 13 Best Yoga Pants for Reaching that Ultimate Stretch

Whether you're a padawan or an experienced practitioner, here's what you need.

These Coffee Beans Will Give You The Most Flavorful At-Home Cup Of Coffee

Just brew it.

Doing This at Night Could Lead to Heart Failure, Study Warns

If you suffer from sleep apnea, it could put you at increased risk of heart failure. Here's how to know if you need to worry, and what to do.

24 Milkshakes With More Calories Than an Entire Meal

Milkshakes have been around since at least the late 19th century — there was mention of an “an Atlanta drink” called “milk shake,” in the Atlanta Constitution in 1886.

These Top-Rated Air Fryers Are on Sale on Amazon

Easy, delicious meals coming right up.

How Peloton, Pilates, and HIIT Help Tiffani Thiessen Sleep Soundly

The Saved by the Bell actor shares how she unwinds.

The Surprising Snack That The 'Thor' Cast Ate to Stay Fit

The cast of the new "Thor" movie had one surprising snack that they all noshed on to stay fit during filming.

Surprising Habits That Shrink Your "Belly Fat"

Visceral fat sits deep within the abdomen, around organs like the liver, pancreas and intestines, and it can cause serious health issues.

From the Quadcopter Drone to the Bionic Eye, These 15 Patents Changed the World

The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here are the drawings where the future began.

How Can You Tell If Your Body Odor Is Low-Key Abnormal?

An in-depth investigation into what your scent says about your health — and then some.

I've Eaten At Nearly Every Single Chain Restaurant—These Are The Best Menu Items

Two years later and 20 restaurants down, this is our official list. People always ask: What are the *best* chain restaurant menu items? Honestly, I've tried too many to count; they've all become a massive blur in my memory. So, to make your lives easier (and, selfishly, mine), I've made the official ranking of the best menu items at each restaurant I've visited. Buckle up y'all.

Genius ALDI Shopping Tips And Tricks You Need For Your Next Visit

Spiked root beer? Yes, please! ALDI might not be as well-known in the United States as it is overseas, but the German company is a leader in quality and low cost groceries. And, I 'm sorry, but who wouldn't want tasty food for less? As the store states on its website, "Everything we do is purposefully designed to save people money." Um, sounds amazing! The company goes against the shopping norm with no coupons, no rewards system, and minimal working staff—to put those overhead dollars elsewhere. Insiders know that it's all about the store's in-house brands, many of which have a cult following for a reason. Here's everything you need to know before you visit ALDI.

The 10 Best Protein Supplements That Aren't Powder

You are what you eat, man, and these supplements will transform you.

6 Delicious Breakfast Pairings That Can Double Weight Loss

Two forces combine to maximize results.

This Bodybuilder Shared a 'Thor'-Inspired Body Transformation Plan

YouTube's Hudson White demonstrate an at-home workout to help you build arms of thunder.

A Prediabetes Diagnosis Could Be the Catalyst for A Healthier Life

Prediabetes may be the thing that changes your outlook on exercise.

10 Ways to Improve Your Daily Walk

These simple steps can make your daily walk not only more enjoyable in the moment, but something you look forward to every day.

These Gluten-Free Meal Delivery Services Are So Good That You'll Never Want To Cook Without Them

Cooking with dietary restrictions can be hard, but these services make it easy.

Doing This When You Talk Could Be an Early Alzheimer's Sign, Study Warns

Speech changes—including using filler words and pauses when you talk—can signal early Alzheimer's, a 2018 study says.

Look For A Supplement That Has Both Soluble And Insoluble Fiber If You Have Constipation

Say goodbye to stomach troubles.

Marshmallow Tea Is Apparently A Thing, And It's Good For A Sore Throat

If that sounds disgusting, here are other options from the pros. There are many possible reasons behind a sore throat, but one thing is for sure—they’re never a good time. Between the painful swallowing, dry coughs, and scratchy throat, sometimes all you want is an easy, natural remedy you can reach for quickly to make your symptoms go away. Enter: the best tea for sore throat. FYI, sore throats are typically a result of bacterial or viral infections (think: a cold and the flu) affecting the tissue in our throat, causing inflammation, swelling, and pain, says Robert Glatter, MD, an attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. (Fun fact: The medical term for sore throat is pharyngitis.) Though allergies and strep throat could also be to blame, according to the CDC. Thankfully, tea can help relieve the discomfort no matter what the underlying cause is. You probably already know that these leaves offer many potential health benefits, from boosting your immune system to warding off heart disease. Turns out teas can do wonders when you're down with a sore throat too. “Liquids that we take by mouth do not reach the vocal folds directly, but rather go around them into the esophagus,” says Paul Kwak, MD, an otolaryngologist at the NYU Langone Voice Center's Department of Otolaryngology. “So the way that hot or warm liquids, such as tea, can be helpful is by soothing the mucous membranes of the throat, and sometimes with the warmth or heat, increasing blood flow to the tissue.” Adding honey to your cup will make your brew more delicious and calming for your throbbing throat because the sweetener will coat the mucous membranes in your throat and soothe your soreness while minimizing coughing, says Dr. Glatter. There aren't any risks to using tea to quell the inflammation in your throat, but keep in mind that teas should not be used as a substitute for medications. If you have a sore throat and your symptoms persist, it’s best to get it checked out. For a mild case of sore throat, try one of these expert-recommended teas to ease your symptoms.

The Worst Foods to Buy at Walmart

The store's Great Value brand has plenty of options, but there are some you should leave on the shelves.

9 Best Healthy Frozen Desserts, According to Dietitians

These low-sugar and low-calorie frozen desserts are the perfect cure for any sweet tooth.

Here Are Healthy (Well, Healthier) Things You Can Order At Every Major Fast Food Joint

These are some low-cal options to look out for.