Health & Fitness

Wellness articles for people of all ages .

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...
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...