Health & Fitness

Wellness articles for people of all ages .

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium, and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study. “The key takeaway is that following...
By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, researchers have discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects or none at all. The findings should accelerate the design of safer and more effective medications for a...
New research clarifies why we tend to really go for it when violating a personal goal, such as saving money or sticking to a diet. When consumers contemplate violating a personal goal (i.e., cheating on a diet, overspending on a...
Strains of bacteria have developed increased tolerance to the alcohols in hand sanitizers, which requires hospitals to rethink how they protect patients from drug-resistant bacteria. A new study finds that strains of Enterococcus faecium, a notorious healthcare-associated bacterial pathogen, have...
A new genetic screen may predict a person’s future risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to new research. Specifically, the study, one of the largest of its kind, identified 899 regions in the human genome associated with low bone-mineral...
The way some people’s brains respond to food rewards may explain why they have a hard time not finishing the whole bag of chips or bowl of candy, new research shows. “Until we know the root cause of overeating and...
Although ice-cold drinks and ice cream can cause sharp, shooting mouth pain and the occasional “brain freeze,” the two reactions are completely unrelated, says neurologist Roderick Spears. “Brain freeze starts with a cold stimulus, such as ice cream, touching the...
When temperatures spike in the summer, it’s important to make sure you temper your workouts to stay safe, says Sandeep Mannava, a sports medicine specialist at University of Rochester Medicine. Here, Mannava offers tips to avoid overexertion on exceptionally hot...
Just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be enough to blunt concentration, according to a new study. After statistically analyzing data from multiple peer-reviewed research papers on dehydration and cognitive ability, researchers...
Men bounce back more quickly from the flu because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study suggests. Scientists infected live mice and human cells with influenza virus, and found that both the male mice and male human...