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Man Loses Leg to Flesh-Eating Disease Caused by Very Rare Fungus Infection

The man said he told doctors at the hospital that he had injured his leg on a caravan door.

The Top 10 Prebiotic Foods

Here's how to keep the good bacteria in your gut thriving.

26 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health in Less Than a Minute

You know how to wash your hands well, but are you drying them correctly?

Why Does My Face Look Fat? A Plastic Surgeon Explains

What causes face fat, and why are my cheeks so chubby? A fat face is usually the first sign of weight gain. Here's how to slim down a chubby face.

Try A Facial To Revive Your Weak Nails

Nails can weaken for many reasons, but a nail facial may be the secret to making them healthier. Here's how to do one.

A Malignant Flu May Soon Evolve to Infect and Kill Humans, Report Says

Scientists fear a mammal-to-mammal spread could lead to global catastrophe.

Why Is It Called Spanish Flu?

In 1918, a strain of influenza known as Spanish flu caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately. Young, old, sick and otherwise-healthy people all became infected — at least 10% of patients died. Although at the time it gained the nickname "Spanish flu," it's unlikely that the virus originated in Spain.

Experts Explain EPOC—the Body’s Ability to Burn Calories After You’re Done Exercising

Learn what this means for your body.

America Has No Way to Take Care of Mentally Ill People

Novelist Mona Simpson on what was lost when the U.S. shutdown its public mental health system

The Weird and Concerning Reason Human Bones Are Getting More Brittle

Unfortunately, you can’t do much to avoid it.

The Awkward Encounter: When a Nurse Corrects Her Brother's Wife's Health Issue

Mental health is a difficult topic to approach at the dinner table. That doesn't stop people from discussing it, however. Now, one woman is wondering ... Read More

Derrick Hall Found Grace In His Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Derrick Hall Found Grace In His Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

How to Recognize Signs of Disordered Eating in Yourself or Others

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we chatted with experts to help athletes navigate the complicated dynamic of food and running.

Drinking Alcohol Brings No Health Benefits, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Dozens of studies have purportedly shown that a daily glass of wine or mug of beer could reduce your risk of heart disease and death. But these studies are flawed, a new evidence review asserts, and the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol use vanish when those flaws and biases are taken into account. At best, a drink or two each day has no effect good or ill on a person’s health, while three...

37 Healthy Snacks To Help You Cut Cravings and Lose Weight

These mini-meals will help you power through the day.

Tick activity on the rise as temperatures warm; Babesiosis, DTV, Lyme Disease

(WJET/WFXP/ — As the temperatures continue to get warmer in the spring, remember tick activity is also increasing. Tick season in Pennsylvania typically begins in April and can last until as late as October. Tickborne transmission mainly occurs in parts of the Northeast and upper Midwest, and usually peaks during the warm months, according to […]

The 20 Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

These subtle signs of cancer can be hard to miss.

12 Surprising Health Benefits of Mangosteen

An age-old tropical fruit stacked with powerful health benefits, mangosteen makes an excellent and delicious addition to your diet.

Your Risk of Blood Clots Is High for the First Year After You Have COVID-19, Study Suggests

The risk is still rare, but it happens.

3 hospitalized amid outbreak of salmonella infections tied to flour

Federal health officials a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections tied to flour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How Is Asthma Treated?

Asthma can be a lifelong lung condition that causes the airways to become inflamed and prone to narrowing, causing symptoms like shortness of breath and chest tightness that range from mild to severe. There is no cure for asthma, but treatments can effectively prevent and relieve symptoms, minimize the frequency and severity of asthma attacks, and ...

17 Easy Ways To Beat Bloat Without Totally Changing Your Diet

Ease your bloat with a few simple changes.

11 Foods That’ll Boost Your Bone Strength and Joint Health

The key to more pain-free miles starts in the kitchen.

Does Sunscreen Block Vitamin D?

Sunscreen can block UVB rays, which help the body produce vitamin D.Experts say most people don't apply enough sunscreen for it to stop vitamin D production completely. How much vitamin D you can get from sun exposure depends on factors such as where you live, the time of day, and how much time you spend outdoors. If you're very diligent about appl...

40 Celebrities Living With Chronic Medical Conditions

Many have used their fame to raise awareness, too.

The #1 Brain Exercise for Memory Improvement, According to Neurologists

Boost brainpower and prevent cognitive decline.

Doctors Share the Most Effective Natural Remedies for Common Health Issues

Find relief for colds, pain, gut woes, and more—sans a pricey co-pay.

Just 11 Minutes of Exercise Each Day Can Add Years to Your Life, Study Finds

Experts explain these surprising results.

Therapist shares toxic behaviors that can potentially damage kids

Whitney Goodman, a licensed marriage and family therapist from Florida, has detailed all of the unhealthy things that moms and dads can do to damage their kids without even realizing it.

Cancer survivor finally becoming a mom after friend offers to be surrogate

"I had hoped for so long to be a mom." The post Cancer survivor finally becoming a mom after friend offers to be surrogate appeared first on Talker.

Is Wearing Your Shoes Inside Your House Bad for Your Health?

The science behind tracking outdoor germs into your home is...disgusting.

My Workouts Tanked My Testosterone. Here's How I Got It Back Naturally.

I didn't know low-T could happen to an athlete like me.

The Best Stationary Bikes to Take Your Workout Indoors

Join a virtual class, ride solo, or save space—these indoor cycling bikes can get you to your goal faster.

Lupus: understand the mysterious disease affecting several celebrities

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects the immune system and makes it attack your own body tissue, causing inflammation and alterations to the function of some organs. There are several celebrities that have been open about their experience with the rare disease. Check out the gallery to understand more about the disease and some of the stars who suffer from it.

Productivity Paralysis Could Be The Reason You're So Burnt Out – Here's How To Cope

When you have a long to-do list, it's easy to become overwhelmed by productivity paralysis. Here's how to cut down on time spent feeling frozen and burnt out.

Eye drops nightmare: South Florida woman loses eye after using artificial tears

A woman from Florida, Clara Oliva, aged 68, has taken legal action against Global Pharma Healthcare, the manufacturer of EzriCare Artificial Tears. The eye drops were recalled after they were discovered to be contaminated. Oliva claimed that they left her legally blind. She is also seeking damages from the medical center that prescribed the artificial […]

Pediatrician Explains Why Your Toddler Might Not Be That Hungry

This makes so much sense.

What happens when you stop smoking

Everyone knows that smoking is one of the single worst things we can do to our bodies. Tobacco addiction is one of the biggest killers in the world today. However, our bodies can recover from the fatal harm that this nasty habit causes them. In some areas of our health, we even begin to recover in 20 minutes! Indeed, the timeline of the body’s recovery after we've stopping smoking is remarkable. To find out exactly what happens, click through this gallery.

You Might Be Surprised By All the Major Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

These seeds might be tiny but they pack a mighty dose of nutrients, including many must-haves for cyclists.

Physical Activity Still Not Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Study Says

Even without lockdowns, people have been slow to get moving again.

US FDA identifies recall of Getinge's heart devices as most serious

(Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator on Friday classified the recall of Getinge AB's heart devices as its most serious type as their use may cause grave injuries or death due to risk of unexpected shutdowns. The company said it has informed its customers about the issue and there was no material financial impact from the recall. An estimated 4,502 devices were recalled by the Swedish medical

How to Keep Workouts Strong When Intermittent Fasting

Your gym sessions will be fine—if you have the right strategy.

Heartburn Meds Are Great Until You Try Getting Off Them

It’s one thing to go on Prilosec to tame heartburn and GERD. It’s an entirely different thing to try to get off it.

Daily pint or glass of wine doesn’t raise the risk of premature death: study

However, those who down up to a bottle a day are 61% more likely to die before their time. The post Daily pint or glass of wine doesn’t raise the risk of premature death: study appeared first on Talker.

25 Healthy Sandwiches That Will Save Lunchtime

It's true—you can be healthy without eating a salad.

Can a High-Protein Diet Make You Constipated? How to Balance Protein Intake and Digestion

Protein is an essential nutrient for overall well-being, but many individuals cite constipation as a side effect of a high-protein diet. In order to avoid constipation, ensuring proper fiber intake is crucial. Experts recommend individuals discuss any major changes in their protein intake with a doctor, to ensure they're following a safe, well-roun...

8 Ways Your Body Is Telling You That You Have a Vitamin Deficiency

You can have a vitamin deficiency without even knowing it. Here's how to spot it.

28 Foods the World's Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Defy your age by filling up on these longevity-boosting foods.

The 19 Best (and Worst) Foods for Inflammation

Here’s what to eat and what foods to limit in your diet to heal chronic inflammation.

Fallopian Tube Removal for Ovarian Cancer Prevention: Benefits, Risks and Recovery

Learn about the preventive measure of fallopian tube removal to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.