Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Sit and How Can I Relieve the Pain?

Medically reviewed by Laura Campedelli, DPT Lower back pain (LBP) or pain in the lower back region between the lower edge of the ribs and glutes (buttocks) can be debilitating and disabling. It affects more than 619 million people globally, with its prevalence rising alongside an expanding and aging population. Lower back pain can be caused by bad ...

COVID’s New ‘FLiRT’ Variants—What To Know As Experts Fear Summer Surge

One of the variants—KP.2—is the dominant strain circulating in the U.S., but there’s no evidence the FLiRT variants’ symptoms are different or more severe than previous strains.

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...

What to know about real estate wellness—the fastest-growing market in the $5.6 trillion global wellness industry

The trend involves integrating healthy aspects into how a structure is sourced, built, and designed.

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.

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.

How Healthy Is It To Drink Coffee Every Day?

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

Top 4 Ways To Extend Your Dog's Life Expectancy, From Vets

From clean teeth to fresh food, two veterinary experts opened up to Newsweek about the ways that a dog's life expectancy could be lengthened.

8 Refreshing Foods That Naturally Cool the Body

These body cooling foods keep your hunger—and the heat!—at bay. The post 8 Refreshing Foods That Naturally Cool the Body appeared first on Taste of Home.

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Hair With Collagen

Eager to have luscious locks? Look no further.

Will Beet Juice Lower High Blood Pressure?

A dietitian explains this potential benefit and more.

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.

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 ...

Obesity Disrupts Mitochondria, And We May Have Figured Out How

Scientists have revealed in unprecedented detail how obesity affects mitochondria in mice, causing the cellular powerhouses to fragment into smaller pieces. Mitochondria are famous as "powerhouses of the cell," given their crucial role in generating energy. Yet the vital work of these organelles is often impaired in people with obesity, for reasons that remain unclear. And while impaired mitochondria are probably bad news, it's also unclear how...

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.

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.

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.

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

Chocolate included!

New Study Finds the Best Brain Exercises to Boost Memory

Just 10 minutes of these movements can help cognition.

Alzheimer's Breakthrough as Five New Subgroups Identified

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

24 Things People Over Age 60 Should Never Do Again

Strange Mathematical Pattern Found in The Cells of The Human Body

From the oxygen-carrying corpuscles in our blood to the branching neurons that govern our thoughts, our body is built of a dazzling variety of cells. Researchers from institutions in Germany, Canada, Spain, and the US have published a comprehensive study of how many individual cells of each type there are in typical bodies. Based on an exhaustive analysis of over 1,500 published sources, most adult males contain a total of around 36 trillion...

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

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

10 Foods That Fight Inflammation and Promote Weight Loss (Plus One Food to Avoid)

Losing weight and reducing inflammation go hand in hand. Find out which foods RDs recommend adding to your diet to achieve both.

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

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

17 Ways Your Health May Decline in Your 60s (and How to Deal With It)

With age, unfortunately, come changes to your health, many of which are sadly negative. As you enter your 60s, it’s important to be aware of what steps you can take to manage these changes. From skin issues to heart disease, this article covers 17 ways your health could decline and how to address these problems.

How long does sunscreen last? A guide to expiration dates, and if waterproof really works

One key tool for preventing sunburn and other skin damage is sunscreen. But can sunscreen ever expire?

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?

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.

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...

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

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.

How long does it take you to get in shape when you’ve gotten out of it?

How to get back into shape after a week? How to get back into shape after a month break? How do I get back into shape?

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.

Apron Belly: How to Reduce Stomach Sagging

"Apron belly" is a term commonly used to describe a sagging stomach or skin that hangs from the abdomen. An apron belly is medically known as pannus stomach or an abdominal pannus. This flap of skin can appear after pregnancy, during menopause, or from significant weight loss. It is sometimes referred to as mommy belly fat or a menopause apron. Hav...

What do tick nests look like? What to know about the clusters of eggs and how to react

Tick nests are essentially clusters of tick eggs. Here's how to spot them and what to know about ticks.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Heat rash vs. sun poisoning: Look for these important differences, dermatologists say

With sunny summer weather can come new skin rashes, including heat rash and sun poisoning. But some can be severe, so it's important to know the differences.

Mouse Vs Rat: Which Pest Is Invading Your Home (And What To Do About It)

Most people aren't fond of hosting rodents in their homes. If you're looking to get rid of the pests, first identify whether you're dealing with mice or rats.

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

I Was Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at 32. Here Are the First Symptoms I Had.

When I told my doctor about my stomach issues, she said it sounded like I had anxiety.

"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 ›

Six Exercises for Better Balance From a Trainer Who Lives on a Paddleboard

This core-focused workout can help you stay steady on your feet while exercising or walking.

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.

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

Crunches aren't the answer.