The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories who may be infected with the Zika virus. Most cases are in Puerto Rico, but pregnant women in high-risk states should take extra precautions as mosquito season approaches, health officials say.
Chances are you know someone struggling with depression. It can be difficult to understand and to know how to support them. Here are six ways you can actually help:
To B12 or not to B12, that is the question for people seeking to lose weight and restore flagging energy.
It’s all the rage these days—being gluten free. It’s nearly as popular as bobby socks in the 50s, or as Taylor Swift at a middle school sleep over. And with all the hype, you’d think I’d be reveling in being part of the in-crowd. After all, I haven’t eaten gluten for over 2 years now. How hip is that?
As summer approaches, throngs of thrill seekers will converge on state fairs and parking-lot carnivals. While the food is the primary attraction for most fair-goers, more than half will go on at least one ride, the industry estimates.
People are the worst.
Nearly half of heart attacks go undetected, and these "silent" cardiac events can be as bad as those that are quickly diagnosed, a new study says.
Rio de Janeiro is at the heart of the Zika outbreak, not the edge, and to hold the Olympics there in August would be dangerous and reckless, an Ottawa professor argues in Harvard Public Health Review.
These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits.
Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched a 16-year-old boy eat.
Recently, while waiting to pick up my kindergartener from school, I watched my 2-year-old son, Axel, explore a small iron fence that boarded the playground area.
Every day you make around 200 decisions about food, according to researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University, and hundreds more about being physically active. It is no wonder that we suffer decision fatigue later in the day.
If Kimberly Lonsway told her friends that her house was burglarized over the weekend, they might silently wonder if her door was unlocked, or if she left valuables in plain sight, but out loud they would say, “I’m so sorry, that’s terrible!”
The U.S. dietary guidelines urge us to eat yogurt, but not the kind with 30 grams of sugar and a topping made of candy pieces or cookie crumbs. That such a thing even exists explains a lot about the obesity epidemic and why it's so difficult for people to lose weight, according to the BBC, which says that dessert yogurts masquerading as health foods contribute to the "obesogenic" environments.
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Should parents always tell their kids the truth?
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