When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday, however, and her expected successor, Prince Charles, continues to await his turn on the throne.
Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove they could offer the world something great.
Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often while pregnant? It's because you have a growing baby who is demanding more nourishment from you.
It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about potential health hazards for young athletes.
Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from a long day enjoying the Hawaiian sun, my stomach content with a delicious meal just before. I didn’t really have a care in the world because I was on vacation, afterall. I watched the sun as it set on the horizon and noticed the perfect colors of orange, pink, purple and blue fade into blue, then into dark blue, then night.
To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale. Or you can sit quietly for 20 minutes a day, meditation proponents say.
Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.
Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.
On a recent morning, my husband woke up feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a sick day. After an assessment of his condition, I found that while he may not be up to dealing with hundreds of middle school P.E. students, he could easily deal with two small children for a couple of hours while I took advantage of his day off to go for a long run.
While driving to an unfamiliar place, have you ever found yourself squinting to read road signs as you search for the next place to turn? When your eyesight isn’t what it should be, you notice.
Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist and expert heart researcher, didn't expect a recent study that he helped author to hit so close to home.
A thousand women are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew its iconic Johnson's Baby Powder caused cancer yet covered up the risk. A trial set to begin April 11 in St. Louis comes on the heels of a $72 million award to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer at age 62 after using the powder every day since she was a teen.
It’s raining, you’re late, and a car ahead of you just spun off the road and slammed into a tree. As steam hisses from the wrecked car's hood, you must decide in a second or two whether to keep going or pull over and help.
Most Americans would rather die at home than in a hospital, and new research suggests that the terminally ill are not only more comfortable in familiar surroundings but also live longer.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stumbled into political quicksand last week, alienating people on both sides of the abortion debate by saying women who obtain abortions should be punished.
Italian researchers say pasta eating is linked to a healthy body weight. Before you roll your eyes, know that an older study in the U ...
Pregnancy is not an excuse to skip your workout, a new study confirms.
Kids are natural climbers. They climb trees, fences and just about anything they can grab hold of.
Recently, my 6-year-old daughter, Azure, was sitting at the computer when some instructions popped up that required some reading that she had difficulty doing herself ...
Young adults are staying on their parents' health-insurance plans longer, and they're seeing their childhood pediatricians even when they're old enough to have ...
Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. (Not that this stops many of us from ...
With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but ...