Health & Fitness

Wellness articles for people of all ages .

Gum disease and tooth loss may be associated with a higher risk of death among postmenopausal women, according to a new study. The research also links loss of all natural teeth with an increased risk of death, but not an increased...
You have probably had the burning sensation of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth? The short answer is capsaicin. But what exactly is capsaicin? How does it work? Why do...
  For older adults, slow and speedy brain waves must sync up at exactly the right moment during sleep to move new memories into long-term storage, according to a new study. While these brain rhythms, occurring hundreds of times a night,...
“Social jet lag,” the time difference experienced between sleep patterns on days off compared to work days, may have a negative impact on health, a new study suggests. Sleep and wakefulness disorders affect an estimated 15 to 20 percent of...
Mrs. M would never forget that day. She was walking along a busy road next to the vegetable market when two goons zipped past on a bike. One man's hand shot out and grabbed the chain around her neck....
Summer is finally here, and there is something about all that light and fresh air that makes you feel like living a healthier lifestyle. With the sunshine as a motivator, it can be much easier to start making some...
Consumer complaints more than doubled for cosmetic products from 2015 to 2016, report researchers. The biggest offender was with hair-care products. Consumers remain at risk because the industry receives little regulatory scrutiny and does not require pre-approval from the Food...
Researchers working with mice may have found a way to convert “bad” white fat—which hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity—into “good” brown fat—which actually helps burn calories. The findings raise the prospect of developing more effective treatments, in...
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...