Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health
Are you thinking about cutting back on the liquor in 2017? We look at the effects of drinking and how reducing alcohol intake can benefit health.
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for…
6 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health
Owning a pet can ward off depression, lower blood pressure, and boost immunity. It may even improve your social life.
Slideshow: What Your Nails Say About Your Health
Subtle changes in the color or texture of your nails may be a sign of disease elsewhere in the body. WebMD shows you what secrets might be hiding at your fingertips.
10 Things Your Breasts Say About Your Health
Here are answers to ten of your breast health questions and when you might need to consult your doctor .
What your eye doctor can tell you about your health
Your eye doctor can detect more than just vision problems, they can offer insight about your health, too.
What’s the Connection Between Residential Segregation and Health?
RWJF's Don Schwarz highlights the need to take steps that will reduce health risks caused by segregation and lead to more equitable, healthier communities.
5 Ways Music Improves Our Health
Ezra Bailey via Getty Images 2.4k By Jill Suttie When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations, too. Or perhaps you’ve listened to music while studying or working out, hoping to up your performance. Though you may sense that music helps you feel better somehow, only recently has…
10 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health
How your sleep position can impact your health
A new study examining sleep found that one position in particular is the best for brain health.
Here’s what your breath can tell you about your health
21 'Health' Foods You Should Never Eat
Are you accidentally setting yourself up for chronic pain, hormone imbalances, weight gain and even disease by eating these "health" foods?
27 Health and Fitness Myths You Must Stop Believing
We went to the experts to clarify exactly how these fitness myths can be applied to reaching your health and fitness goals—and which can be ignored altogether!
How juicing can improve your health
How a green building influences the health of its occupants
Green buildings are indeed healthy buildings. So says Dr. Joseph Allen and fellow researchers of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US. They conducted the first comprehensive review of studies that focused on green buildings and summarized the health benefits for the people who work and live in them. The review is published in Springer's journal Current Environmental Health Reports.
10 Incredible Benefits of Bananas for Your Health and Beauty
Did you know these sweet yellow fruits offer other amazing health benefits. Here’s why you should bake ’em, blend ’em, and add them to your regular meals.
6 Reasons Why Parks Matter for Health
As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary of beauty, recreation and conservation this summer, we asked 6 leaders why access to public land is vital to everyone's physical and mental health.
13 Reasons Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health
This week’s gardening guest blogger is Fran Sorin who you may recognize from her many TV appearances on NBC’s Weekend Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Lifetime, HGTV, DIY, and the Discovery Channel. A graduate of the University of Chicago with HonorsRead this artice
Why Massages Are Great For Your Health (Infographic)
The medical research gender gap: how excluding women from clinical trials is hurting our health
When it comes to health research, large gender gaps limit how much we know about the difference between women’s health and men’s