Category Archives: Health and Fitness

3 Strange Treatments Doctors Used to Think Were Good for You

The quest for a health is a natural human response to illness, but medical history provides plenty of reason to think twice before you try that miracle cure. Case in point: medieval doctors would press a sacrificed puppy, kitten, rabbit … Continue reading

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‘Death Cleaning’ Is the Newest Way to Declutter. Here’s What to Know

My father, a meticulous organizer, has perfected the art of storage: nestling suitcases inside of suitcases, suspending old tables from the ceiling and filling every available nook with things we just might need again someday, but haven’t touched in years. … Continue reading

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No, Birth Control Doesn’t Make You Have Riskier Sex, Researchers Say

When President Donald Trump’s administration recently issued new rules immediately rolling back the federal requirement that employers cover birth control in their health insurance plans, it not only cited religious freedom concerns, but also cast doubt on the safety and … Continue reading

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Here’s How Practicing Tai Chi Can Help the Heart

For people who have a heart attack, chances are high that if they don’t do much to change their lifestyle and health habits, they will have another one—possibly even a fatal one—in a few years. But the dietary and exercise … Continue reading

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There Could Be Pesticides in Your Honey

About three-fourths of honey from around the world contains some pesticides, according to a study published in Science Friday. The study found that 75% of honey samples collected from nearly 200 sites across the globe contained at least one of … Continue reading

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A Deadly Outbreak of Plague Is Killing Dozens in Madagascar. Here’s What to Know

A widespread outbreak of the plague has gripped Madagascar. The disease has killed at least 30 people, and 194 have been infected since August, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). Plague is endemic to the … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There’s mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body. A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, published in the … Continue reading

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5 Ways Being Tall Affects Your Health

Being tall might get you a spot on the basketball team, and it may even be good for your self-esteem and your paycheck. But recent research has also found that towering over your peers may affect various aspects of your … Continue reading

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Why Teenage Brains Are So Hard to Understand

The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Childhood, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at Amazon. When Frances Jensen’s eldest son, Andrew, reached high school, he underwent a transformation. Frances’s calm, … Continue reading

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How Marriage May Literally Break Your Heart…or Keep it Healthy

People’s heart health, many studies have concluded, is very connected to the health of their relationships. Research consistently shows that happily married people have lower levels of coronary heart disease, the world’s No. 1 killer, than divorced, single or separated … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: A Way to Detect Cancer in Seconds

Scientists from Texas have developed a pen-sized device that can identify cancer in seconds. If it becomes FDA-approved, it may one day help doctors get rid of as much cancerous tissue as possible during surgeries. Here’s what else caught our … Continue reading

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This Pen Can Diagnose Cancer in 10 Seconds

When it comes to treating cancer, surgeons want to get rid of as much cancerous tissue as possible during tumor removal. Now a new technology—the size of a pen—is attempting to make that easier by distinguishing between tumors and healthy … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Sugar Makes You So Thirsty

You just polished off a bowl of mint chocolate chip, and suddenly you’re craving a drink. Sound familiar? Post-dessert thirst is a common reaction—but why is it that sweet treats make us feel so parched? Dr. Caroline Apovian, a professor … Continue reading

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Kate Middleton Is Suffering From Hyperemesis Gravidarum. What Is That?

Kate Middleton, also called the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her third child, Kensington Palace said Monday. Middleton and her husband, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, have not yet revealed a due date for the child. As with her … Continue reading

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5 of the Healthiest Granola Bars, According to Nutrition Experts

Granola bars make on-the-go eating efficient, but are they actually healthy? Usually not—even though most people think so. A 2016 New York Times survey of about 2,000 Americans and 672 nutritionists revealed that while more than 70% of Americans described … Continue reading

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