'More Neanderthal than human': How your health may depend on DNA from our long-lost ancestors

Neanderthals and humans mated millennia ago, and their legacy lives on in us today. Here's how.

Use of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs soars among teens, young adults

The number of American teens and young adults who've been prescribed one of the new GLP-1 weight-loss drugs soared nearly seven-fold between 2020 and 2023, a new report finds.

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.

I was feeling tired and then one simple health test saved my life

Graeme Souness: 'It’s scary thinking back that I had no idea how badly wrong things were going in my body'.

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

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

19 Habits That Aren’t Good for Your Health in the Long Run

Good health is a long-term pursuit and you have to work at it every day of your life. Certain things might seem harmless at the moment, but their impact accumulates in the long run. This article looks at 19 habits that can negatively affect your health with time.

Scientists make breakthrough discovery that could predict disease outbreaks months in advance — here's why this matters

The coronavirus pandemic showed just what happens when global healthcare networks aren't prepared. Scientists make breakthrough discovery that could predict disease outbreaks months in advance — here's why this matters first appeared on The Cool Down.

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

Crunches aren't the answer.

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...

Eat Your Water With These 6 Hydrating Foods

You can hydrate with more than just water.

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.

8 drinks scientifically proven to help you sleep

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.

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.

7 Surprising Things That Count Towards A Healthy Lifestyle That We've Been Misunderstanding

Most of the things we've been taught about healthy eating aren't quite true.

Do You Need Medication If You Have High Blood Pressure but No Symptoms?

Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Key Takeaways High blood pressure is sometimes referred to as a silent killer because of its lack of symptoms.Most people who have high blood pressure are unaware.Even if you don’t have symptoms, high blood pressure can damage organs and lead to heart attack or stroke. How do you approach a condition you may not know y...

3 Easy Tips For How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster

There’s nothing worse than waiting for your hair to grow. It honestly feels like watching paint dry at a certain point, dragging on and on while you hope for the best — and the length. And while you may have tried all the tricks in the book, ultimately hair growth depends on a lot of things, like genetics, our daily habits, our diets, and more. grow habits

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...

Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Hair With Collagen

Eager to have luscious locks? Look no further.

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.

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

It's tick season. How is Lyme disease transmitted? Here's what you need to know.

Lyme disease is not contagious. To become infected with the bacteria, a person must have been bitten by a tick that is infected with the bacteria.

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.

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...

Factors That Contribute to Weight Loss and Weight Gain

Weight loss is about more than counting calories. And the reason for weight gain isn't always as obvious as inactivity or a poor diet. Here are the factors that contribute to your weight loss and weight gain.

Dementia cases are on the rise — avoid these 12 risks to keep your brain healthy

As the global population of older adults grows, cases of dementia are also on the rise. Here's how you can start protecting your brain.

I shouldn't have to prove anything about my natural hair. Neither should Beyoncé

When you are a Black woman, the assumption is that your natural hair could never be that long. It could never be that healthy.

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.

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.

How do COVID-19 antibody tests differ from diagnostic tests?

Antibody testing shows whether you've had the COVID-19 virus in the past. It's not the same as testing to see whether you have the virus now.

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.

Experts Weigh In On The True Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe vera is good for so much more than burns.

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.

Climbing stairs has lots of health benefits. Here are 3 ways to make the most of it.

It may not seem like it when you're living in a fourth-floor walk-up apartment, or have to take the stairs because the elevator at work is down, but all that stair climbing comes with a lot of benefits. For starters, it good for your heart health. “We know just changing the grade or slope — the equivalent of walking up stairs — provides a greater s...

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.

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.

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

What To Know and Do About Upper Back Pain

Medically reviewed by Soma Mandal, MD Upper back pain—or, discomfort that can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage—can disrupt everything from your ability to perform daily activities to getting a good night’s sleep. Your upper back (thoracic spine) contains 12 vertebrae (spinal bones) and intervertebral discs th...

Scientists Find Way To Make Chocolate Healthier

There are ingredients in the cocoa fruit that go unused and are forgotten about, many of which have additional fiber and less fat.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Heat-related illnesses sent thousands to the ER last summer. How to know your risk, recognize symptoms and stay cool.

How is decaf coffee made? Health benefits and concerns, explained

If you're looking to cut back on caffeine, here's what nutrition experts want you to know about decaf coffee.

The skyrocketing cost of health care is creating ‘a new type of pandemic,’ health VC says

“When you can’t afford health care, you’re not buying your prescriptions, you’re delaying the delivery of care, you’re not making appointments… it’s a massive problem,” Lee Shapiro said.

Health care workers are burned out and overwhelmed. AI can streamline operations and help them do their real job: treating patients

AI will help health care organizations simplify paperwork and enable workers to reach more patients in less time—if it's properly deployed.