Health & Fitness


A nutrient-rich food that once largely disappeared from Western diets was a staple of early Europeans, study finds

Virtually absent from most present-day Western diets, seaweed and aquatic plants were once a staple food for ancient Europeans, an analysis of molecules preserved in fossilized dental plaque has found.

Serious maternal complications linked with use of marijuana before and early in pregnancy, study says

Women who use marijuana before they learn of their pregnancy are at higher risk for potentially life-threatening complications like preeclampsia, a new study finds.

Here's What Happens When You Eat Cashews Every Day

Densely nutritious and good for your heart and brain, cashews can be much more than just a snack food. Here's what happens if you add them to your daily diet

Backed up? Here are 11 expert-approved ways to get relief from constipation

When you're backed up, you need to know some easy ways to make yourself poop. Here, experts share what to eat, drink and do for relief when you're constipated.

Bobbi Brown Shares Her Best Beauty Tips For People With Gray Hair

“You need pops of color, there’s no question.”

Menopausal belly fat is real. 5 things a dietitian did to combat it

Menopausal weight gain impacts 60-70% women. Hormonal changes cause a redistribution of abdominal fat. A dietitian shares diet tips to reduce belly fat.

What are the healthiest potatoes? These 2 types have the most nutrients, dietitians say

All potatoes provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber and even protein. But the healthiest potatoes contain unique nutrients, like antioxidants, dietitians say.

Latest COVID-19 guidelines to remember as virus appears to spike

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19 still call for a period of isolation for those dealing with the virus. This comes after a summer COVID wave appears to have grown in some parts of the country. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Céline Gounder has more on the current protocols in place.

Is It Really Always Better to Air Dry Your Hair? We Investigate

Hair is one of our greatest tools for self-expression. But with so many ways to style, color, and manipulate it, it often experiences its fair share of damage. I personally feel unstoppable with a bouncy blowout: It gives me that "ready to take on the world energy." But my long hair might feel differently after an hour of being pulled and prodded w...

6 Types of Special Needs Dogs

To own a dog is to know a special kind of love. To care for a special needs dog is to learn how to love unconditionally. Those who adopt special needs pups learn bond with their pups in a unique way as they navigate the challenges they both face. Even though they may have struggles other dogs don’t have, they can still live a magical life with the ...

I Thought I'd Overcome My Eating Disorder. 30 Years Later, I Found Myself In Its Thrall Again.

"I wish I could say that I hated the return to a problem I thought I’d left behind 30 years earlier. But I didn’t hate it. I loved it."

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Watermelon Regularly

This refreshing sweet fruit is a summertime staple and it benefits your body in a myriad of ways. Read on for nutrition information, recipes and more.

As a Briton who spent years living in America, these are 10 things that are better across the pond

America is far from perfect. It’s laughably insular and has many chronic problems that feel virtually unfixable: broken political systems, a lack of free healthcare, rampant homelessness and drug abuse in cities, shootings and high rates of suicide and depression that belie its “have a nice day” image… But these are largely problems that affect res...

What Doctors Want You to Know About Ozempic Alternatives

Experts say these medications and supplements may work in similar ways—but they may have their own side effects.

Arizona officials warning about spread of potentially fatal hantavirus

Arizona public health officials are warning that hantavirus, a virus spread by rodents to humans, is causing an increase in a potentially fatal lung syndrome.

Longest-Living Animals That Make Great Pets

Dogs are amazing, but the longest-living pets stick around for up to 10 times as long.

6 Types of Eyelid Bumps and How to Treat Them, According to Dermatologists

Just promise us you’ll make an appointment with your doctor after reading this, yeah?

Nipah out break: Why is Kerala often affected by this virus?

Health authorities in India's Kerala state have issued an alert after a 14-year-old boy died of the Nipah virus. According to the state's health minister, an additional 60 people have been identified as being in the high-risk category of having the disease.

Your Heart Rate: What's Normal vs Possibly Dangerous?

Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. You can determine your heart rate by feeling your pulse at your wrist or neck. Normal heart rate at rest ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm). Heart rate varies with activity, sleep, hormones, and stress. Certain medications and medical conditions may affect heart rate. This art...

Facts about LB.1, or D-FLiRT, the newest COVID subvariant

Headlines are again warning of a new COVID variant in Australia. This time it's LB.1, or as some experts have dubbed it, "D-FLiRT."

How to Clear Cookies on iPhone and Android—and Why You Should

Just like with actual cookies, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. Here’s what you need to know about clearing cookies and cache on your smartphone. The post How to Clear Cookies on iPhone and Android—and Why You Should appeared first on Reader's Digest.

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in some states, health officials warn

Several health departments across the U.S. are reporting a seasonal increase in the number of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus.

Olympians are super fit. That doesn’t mean we’re healthy

I competed at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as an elite rhythmic gymnast, and after training from the age of six until I was 22, I thought I had developed all the necessary habits for a healthy life: how to eat right, exercise, handle my emotions and take care of my body. But upon retiring, I struggled to run for more than a minute on the treadmill, and I couldn’t tell when I was full or hungry. After having access to the best mental...

Is canned fish healthy? The No. 1 pick to start eating right away, according to dietitians

Is canned fish healthy? Foods packed in tins may not seem healthy but canned fish like sardines, tuna, salmon and mackerel offer lots of health benefits.

Greenland sharks can live for over 250 years, and scientists think their anti-aging secrets may help humans live longer

Greenland sharks can live up to 400 years old, making them the longest-living fish. Scientists are studying their longevity to improve human health.

Survey shows disturbing trend in mental health among Americans: 'We know our mental state is not immune'

"There is still hope in the solutions we can adopt." Survey shows disturbing trend in mental health among Americans: 'We know our mental state is not immune' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Hair, According to Experts

It's probably time to switch up your schedule.

New study finds worrisome link between 'forever chemicals' and major health issue in older women: 'We did not expect that'

The findings add to a growing body of research on the health effects of PFAS. New study finds worrisome link between 'forever chemicals' and major health issue in older women: 'We did not expect that' first appeared on The Cool Down.

6 Signs You’ll Age Well

Do you wonder what will happen as you get older? Will you look older than your years, or stay refreshingly youthful? Here are signs you'll age well.

Sen. Coons calls concerns that Democrats covered up Biden’s health problems 'BS' and not 'relevant'

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., denied that there was any cover-up of President Biden's health problems by the Democratic Party before he was convinced to abandon his re-election bid.

Is COVID still worth worrying about? It depends on your situation.

COVID is spiking again this summer. It's a risk if you're immunocompromised or among the 60 million older Americans.

I've been walking 10,000 steps a day for a year – here are five unexpected benefits I've experienced

I tried walking 10,000 steps every day for a year, but was it worth it?

This one bodyweight exercise can strengthen your obliques, abs and hips — and boost flexibility

The hanging L-sit is a bodyweight exercise found in calisthenics that builds full-body strength and lower-body flexibility and develops hip flexor and core endurance. Here's how to do it.

Llama nanobodies: New therapy can neutralize a wide variety of HIV-1 strains

A research team at Georgia State University has developed tiny, potent molecules that are capable of targeting hidden strains of HIV. The source? Antibody genes from llama DNA.

Here are the ultraprocessed foods you most need to avoid, according to a 30-year study

Studies have shown that ultraprocessed foods can have a detrimental impact on health. But 30 years of research show they don’t all have the same impact.

Senate to push forward with children online safety bills this week

The Senate plans to vote this week on a pair of children’s online safety bills, KOSA and COPPA 2.0, though the tech bills' future in the House is less clear.

This Arizona Town Is One of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S. — With Affordable Homes, Excellent Weather, and Tons of Outdoor Recreation recently released its annual ranking of the top retirement communities in America.

Dopamine Might Have An Unexpected Function That Could Reshape Our Understanding Of Brain Conditions

One type of dopamine neuron has an unexpected function that could reshape how scientists, clinicians, and the public understand this neurotransmitter.

8 Of The Unhealthiest Canned Beans You'll Find At The Store

Canned beans might seem like a healthy option, but in fact, they can be one of the unhealthiest things in your pantry. We're examining the 8 worst offenders.

How Much Alcohol Can You Drink a Week and Still Be Healthy?

Scientists are homing in on how much—or how little—you can consume without raising your risk for health problems.

A personal trainer at a longevity clinic says you should care about 3 fitness markers if you want to live a long, youthful life

Work out for a longer life by focusing on improving balance, building muscle, and doing specific cardio work, a trainer at a longevity center says.

I walked off five stone and beat my sugar cravings

It’s the story of so many midlife men. The weight had crept on slowly. I hardly ever weighed myself and when I looked in the mirror I’d pull in my stomach and thought I still looked great. My wife Kim had been buying bigger clothes for me and I didn’t pay much attention to my size. In reality, my belly was enormous; I could barely stand up straight...

Zubsolv vs. Suboxone for Opioid Use Disorder: Similarities and Differences

Zubsolv and Suboxone are medications containing the same active ingredients–buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (an opioid antagonist)–to treat opioid use disorder. Opioid use disorder is characterized as having a problematic pattern of opioid use, leading to problems or distress. Opioid drugs can include heroin, as well as prescr...

The current COVID variant you should know about: What the CDC is saying about KP.3.1.1

The KP.3.1.1 COVID-19 variant is circulating across the United States. Here's what the CDC is saying about spread, symptoms, and current COVID cases.

Study Raises Alarms About 280,000 Seniors Losing Health Care

Around 280,000 Americans find themselves at risk after losing Medicaid because they must earn Medicare once they turn 65.

Weight-loss jabs approved for people in danger of heart attacks

Weight-loss drugs can now be given to Britons at risk of heart attacks and strokes, the medicines regulator has said. Health officials said semaglutide, marketed under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, was the first weight-loss drug to be approved for patients to prevent heart disease. It comes after a trial found the drug cut the risk of cardiov...

How to beat the big four diseases of ageing

We are living longer than ever before. In 1765, the average lifespan was just 38.8 years, and even by the start of the 1920s, still only 56. Then along came the vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and tuberculosis. Today, life expectancy in the UK is 78.6 years for males and 82.6 years for females. But longevity comes with a price: that o...

How often should you walk your dog? Best practices for keeping your pup healthy.

All dogs need to go for walks. How often you should take your dog on a walk depends on several factors, including breed and age.

Medics treating trans patients do not need to know their gender identity, doctors say

Medical staff treating transgender patients do not need to know their gender identity, doctors have said in new guidelines. Experts from institutions including the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge have drawn up the first specific guidance on how transgender people should be cared for when undergoing surgery. One recommendation says doctors s...

8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys

8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys #uricacid #healthtips #kidneystone Disclaimer The materials and the information contained on Natural ways channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provide.