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Fast-food wrappers that contain PFAS are no longer sold in the US, the FDA says

Fast-food wrappers and packaging that contain so-called forever chemicals are no longer being sold in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. It's the result of a voluntary effort with U.S. food manufacturers to phase out food contact packaging made with PFAS, the acronym for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which do not degrade and can harm human health. Starting in 2020, the FDA obtained commitments from...


Is coconut water good to drink? Here are the pros and cons

Coconut water, which is botanically considered a juice, has trended as a hydrating alternative to water — but is it good to drink? Experts and studies weigh in


What it's actually like to get measles

With 35 measles cases in the U.S. already this year, doctors and people who've gotten the disease describe its symptoms, severity and treatment.


Amid measles outbreaks, Florida Department of Health speaks out against ‘false information’

Amid ongoing measles outbreaks at Florida schools, the state’s Department of Health released an updated statement on Wednesday, warning of "misinformation" from media reports.


20 ways to make your sleep better

Flip through the slideshow for 20 ways to make your sleep better, from switching up your PJs to investing in a white noise machine and more.


Vitamin Once Prescribed to Lower Heart Disease Risk May Actually Raise It, Study Finds

Experts share what you need to know.


The Endometriosis Advice I Give to My Daughters

And the Advice I Wish Someone Had Given to Me


This Is The Healthiest Way To Eat Salmon

The difference between wild and farmed is major.


Clocking out to Turn Back Time—Vacations That Will Help You Live Longer

Jet-setters are immersing themselves in longevity-focused treatments at destinations across the globe


The 3 Newest Superfoods for 2024, According to Hundreds of Registered Dietitians

And they're refreshingly recognizable.


What to order at Olive Garden and how to order it, according to registered dietitians

Take a look at these five meal suggestions to order (and how to order them) if you're headed to an Olive Garden restaurant and want to eat smarter, according to registered dietitians.


Norovirus: What to know and how to avoid it

If you've been bit by a stomach bug lately, you're not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting significant norovirus activity across the country, especially in the West and Northeast.


17 Things You Should Start Doing at 50 to Feel Better at 80

Whatever you have planned for your later years, you want to be in good enough shape to enjoy it—both mentally and physically. While you may be in your fifties, neither your brain nor your body are too old to learn and appreciate new tricks. In this article, we’ll delve into 17 things you should start doing now in order to feel better as you get older.


What Is Alcohol-Related Dementia, and Who Is at Risk?

The term "alcohol-induced dementia" has been getting a lot of attention recently, after the Lifetime documentary "Where Is Wendy Williams?"


What Living With a Psychotic Disorder Feels Like, As a Mental Health Professional

Takeaway If you or a loved one are struggling with a psychotic disorder, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area. For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database. I’m a licensed mental heal...


Cannabis use linked to increase in heart attack and stroke risk

An analysis of 430,000 adults in the U.S. found that using cannabis, most commonly through smoking, eating, or vaporizing it, was significantly associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, even after controlling for tobacco use (combustible cigarettes and other tobacco products) and other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Covid Inquiry: ‘My mother died after hospital issued DNR order without telling us’

An 86-year-old Welsh retiree who died during the first weeks of the pandemic was given a do not resuscitate (DNR) order without her family being told, the Covid Inquiry has heard. Elizabeth Grant told the inquiry that her mother, Betty, was given the partially completed DNR by an unnamed community hospital from where she was discharged two days bef...


How Much Salt Is Too Much Salt When It Comes To Your Health?

Do you even know how many milligrams you eat per day?


What Are Blood Sugar Levels—And How Can You Keep Yours in a Healthy Range?

Medically reviewed by Kelly Wood, MD Blood sugar is the primary sugar in your blood that your body processes to use for energy. When you eat carbohydrates, like bread or sweets, they break down into blood sugar in your bloodstream to be converted into energy. Your blood sugar level naturally fluctuates during the day, depending on many factors, suc...


All energy, no jitters: The best CBD coffee brands

One of the latest rages in the world, CBD coffee, is here to pick you up before you go go. The post All energy, no jitters: The best CBD coffee brands appeared first on The Manual.


Elderly Selfcare Triumphs: 10 Positive Trends to Help Seniors Live Better

As the global population ages, navigating the complexities of aging has become increasingly crucial. The focus on enhancing the quality of life for seniors –...


CDC braces for shortage after tetanus shot discontinued

The CDC wants doctors to conserve shots of one type of tetanus vaccine, after MassBiologics stopped making TdVax.


I Did the Keto Diet for Years. But I Had to Quit for My Health

Keto was my answer to losing weight. I felt like I'd cracked the code. But the past two years have been the hardest in my life.


Endocrine Society reexamining clinical guidelines for gender-affirming care: Report

The Endocrine Society is initiating a three-year reevaluation of its guidelines for gender-affirming care, according to a CNN report Monday. The regularly scheduled process is not related to the political focus on the care. The Endocrine Society is the medical community’s leading authority on gender-affirming care guidelines, helping the group’s 18,000 members better understand, diagnose…


Alabama lawmakers put forward bills to protect IVF medical providers after Supreme Court ruling

Alabama lawmakers put forward bills to protect IVF medical providers after Supreme Court ruling - Twin bills in Alabama’s state Senate and House introduced on Tuesday would shield IVF providers from prosecution


How To Maintain—And Even Gain—Muscle After 60

It's not just about your diet.


Doctors had four chances to save my one-year-old – and missed them all


How to Deal with Crashing Fatigue During Menopause

Menopause brings on a wealth of symptoms, from hot flashes to weight gain. But crashing fatigue can also occur. Here's why it happens.


5 Scandinavian Sleep Hacks You Should Try to Finally Feel Well-Rested

If you're struggling to get some shut eye, picking up one (or more!) of these habits might just do the trick.


BMI vs. Body Fat Percentage: Which Is a Better Indicator of Health?

Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Body fat percentage indicates how much of your weight is fat.Experts say whether your body fat percentage is high or low can affect your health, but it is only one measure to consider.Other health indicators include BMI, but also blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, stress levels, and sleep habits. If you’ve...


Scientists concerned by observations made on and under thawing permafrost — how melting ice could cause public health problems

This has far-reaching implications for both the environment and human communities. Scientists concerned by observations made on and under thawing permafrost — how melting ice could cause public health problems first appeared on The Cool Down.


10 States With the Most (and Least) Affordable Senior Healthcare

The cost of elderly care is downright frightening. From home healthcare to assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, it is not cheap -- and it could make a large dent in your retirement savings....


What to Look for When Shopping for a Collagen Supplement

Not all collagen is created equal.


Flickering Light Can Slow Alzheimer's Disease, MIT Scientists Say

The surprising solution activates the brain's own clean-up crew to remove harmful protein build-ups in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.


Flu shots are doing OK vs. virus, US numbers indicate

NEW YORK (AP) — Early estimates suggest flu shots are performing OK in the current U.S. winter flu season. The vaccines were around 40% effective in preventing adults from getting sick enough from the flu that they had to go to a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital, health officials said during a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccines meeting Wednesday. Children who were vaccinated were roughly 60% less likely to get treatment at a...


Side parts are back. Here's why switching your look is good for hair health.

Switching up your hair part isn't just about style — it can also help support the health of your hair. A dermatologist shares how.


Woman, 39, thought her severe heartburn was a heart attack. It was stomach cancer

Woman diagnosed with stomach cancer after experiencing severe heartburn. Doctors dismissed her symptoms and the cancer later spread to her ovaries.


Are Turnips and Turnip Greens Good for You?

The tops and roots may end up in different dishes, but both pack some potent nutrientsChoose smaller turnips as larger ones can be woody.By Sally WadykaIn the hierarchy of root vegetables, turnip...


How to fast healthily during Ramadan

Our experts outline the benefits of fasting during Ramadan, with tips on how to avoid headaches and energy crashes. Plus, find healthy meal tips for breaking your fast


Hard vs soft mattress: Which is best for general aches and pains?

Just like taco shells, you'll need to consider whether you want your mattress to be hard or soft. Here's when you should go for a firmer or plushier bed to alleviate your aches and pains.


Infrared Saunas, Explained: What Are the Benefits?

Dermatologists weigh in on the sweaty wellness trend.


11 Ways to Make Hair Grow Faster, According to Experts

Plus ways to speed up hair growth naturally.


Dental Insurance HMO vs. PPO: What’s the Difference?

The insurance market offers numerous dental insurance plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and preferred provider organizations (PPOs). Although both types of plans cover preventive, basic, and restorative services, they differ in cost and flexibility. Before enrolling in an HMO or PPO dental insurance plan, it’s important to un...


11 Tips for Making At-Home Cooking Even Healthier

Cooking healthy at home does not have to be a chore.


Biden is 'fit for duty' after annual physical, works out five days a week, doctor says

By Jeff Mason and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden exercises at least five days a week and is "fit for duty," his doctor said on Wednesday in a memo about his annual physical that showed the 81-year-old had a root canal last year and is being treated for sleep apnea but is in good health. Biden, 81, continues to have a stiff gait, but it has not worsened since last


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.


14 Habits for Stronger Mental Health

Good mental health is vitally important for a happy and productive life. We all do our best to be as healthy as possible, but sometimes we make mistakes or fall into bad habits. If you want to improve your mental health or introduce healthier routines, here are some ideas to get you started.


I’m a Fitness Instructor With Stage 4 Colon Cancer: What I Want Women to Know About Their Health

You are your biggest advocate.


Scientists warn extreme weather is causing resurgence of previously rare disease: ‘If you look at the numbers, it’s astonishing’

"About 15 years ago in our lab, we only saw maybe one or two cases a month. Now, it's two or three cases a week." Scientists warn extreme weather is causing resurgence of previously rare disease: ‘If you look at the numbers, it’s astonishing’ first appeared on The Cool Down.


New International Health Partnership Boosts Kenya’s Healthcare System

A pioneering international health partnership has been forged in a significant development for Kenya’s healthcare landscape, leveraging Africa-led AI technology alongside local expertise to enhance the country’s health system. The initiative, titled “Technology-enabled Health Systems Strengthening,” convened healthcare leaders in Nairobi on February 22, 2024, marking a pivotal moment in the quest to address critical […]