Health & Fitness

Wellness articles for people of all ages .

A woman’s emotional state does not have a strong connection with the success of infertility treatment, according to new evidence. “Our results offer hope and optimism to the many women who feel emotionally responsible…” This runs counter to the advice many...
Many children may snore at some point in their lives, especially during bouts of colds or when their allergies are acting up. It’s often a passing phase, but how do parents know if it’s an issue requiring treatment? The answer...
People who engage in more substantive conversations tend to be happier, according to a new study. Researchers also found that idle small talk is not necessarily negatively related to well-being, contrary to previous findings, says coauthor Matthias Mehl, a professor...
As little as a single 15-minute bout of cardiovascular exercise increases brain connectivity and efficiency, according to new research. If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, for example, it’s a good idea to go for a short run...
Almost one in five (18.9 percent) Australians report chemical sensitivity, and more than one-third of those (6.5 percent) have a medical diagnosis of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, according to new research. MCS involves suffering health problems from exposure to common...
Want to be a supercentenarian? The chances of reaching the ripe old age of 110 are within reach—if you survive the perilous 90s and make it to 105 when death rates level out, according to a new study. Researchers tracked...
Three out of four pediatricians disapprove of spanking, research finds. The survey of pediatricians around the US finds that most think spanking seldom or never results in positive outcomes for kids. Catherine Taylor, an associate professor of Global Community Health and...
Analyzing metabolites in a blood sample can reveal if you’re following your prescribed diet or cheating, researchers report. Clinical trials are often plagued by participants’ poor adherence to assigned diets, which can make it difficult to detect the diets’ true...
New research on the long-term effects of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood finds that the operations are associated with increased respiratory, infectious, and allergic diseases. For many people, having their tonsils removed is a childhood rite of passage. The...
Adopting a Mediterranean-style eating pattern improves heart health, with or without reducing red meat intake, as long as the meat is lean and unprocessed, according to a new study. “This study is important because it shows that red meat can...