The Medicinal Mushrooms You Should Be Taking to Improve Your Health

Lion's mane, reishi mushrooms and others are known to support your immune system, boost memory and more.

Can You Eat Salmon Skin? Here’s What You Need to Know

Plus, how to remove it.

City in Florida considered America's best spot to live: where do other cities stack up?

The Sunshine State is home to the city that just nabbed the title of the best spot to live in the U.S..: Naples, Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The health benefits of avocados

We don’t just like avocados in the UK – we love them. Figures show that we bought 17.4 per cent more avocados in the year to April 2024 compared to the previous 12-month period, the biggest rise for any fruit or veg. From guacamole to salads to fancy starters, they’re the superfood beloved of healthy eating influencers that even picky Gen Z-ers wil...

Are Tight Leggings Bad For Your Pelvic Floor? We Asked a Physical Therapist

There's something so superhero about a high-waisted pair of skin-tight leggings.

The Stages of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Medically reviewed by Deeptej Singh, MD Medically reviewed by Deeptej Singh, MD Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory skin condition that causes painful lesions on the skin that touches other skin. These lesions can look like small, inflamed lumps, pus-filled abscesses, pus-filled tunnels, or sinus tracts that cause pe...

How to fall asleep in five minutes

Benjamin Franklin once said “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, and wise.” Or to put it another way: “Sleep is the single most powerful performance enhancer and health giver there is,” says Dr Guy Meadows, a clinical director and the co-founder of Sleep School. Too bad we’re not getting enough of it. A recent YouGov poll found th...

What dog owners should know about leptospirosis

Emmanuelle Butty,, DACVIM (SAIM), assistant clinical professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, sometimes treats dogs with leptospirosis, an infection that can lead to kidney failure and even death.

How Being Diagnosed With OCD Made Me Realize Everything I Thought I Knew About OCD Was Wrong

If I "let my intrusive thoughts win," I would be in jail. View Entire Post ›

Trump's 'miraculous' survival, the public health impact and cognitive testing top this week's health news

This week's top health stories included a doctor's take on Trump's injuries, the potential psychologist impact of the attempted assassination, and concerns about cognitive testing.

The worst paper for paper cuts is revealed – and it can even slice through chicken

How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion, Crowd Crushes, and Overall Bad Vibes at Big Summer Shows

It starts with preparing your body—and knowing how to act once you’re through the gates.

What Causes Moles to Suddenly Appear?

Medically reviewed by Casey Gallagher, MD Moles, also known as nevi, are very common. Most people have about 10 to 40 moles that form between childhood and adulthood. A mole occurs as a concentration of skin cells called melanocytes (cells that produce pigment). They may form in response to ultraviolet (UV) light exposure or changing hormone levels...

Ask A Doctor: What Should You Not Do If You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

Expert opinion from Mohan P. Abraham M.D., FAAFP (Family Physician) · 40 years of experience · USA Avoid alcohol as it is a good trigger for atrial fibrillation and may also interfere with the medication you are taking for your atrial fibrillation. Certain compounds in grapefruit can cause the concentration of atrial fibrillation medications in you...

What are the healthiest potatoes? These 2 types have the most nutrients, dietitians say

All potatoes provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber and even protein. But the healthiest potatoes contain unique nutrients, like antioxidants, dietitians say.

The Crucial Safety Measure You Should Take When Cleaning With Bar Keepers Friend

To ensure you stay safe while using Bar Keepers Friend to clean around your home, there is one important safety precaution you should always follow.

What's the Risk of Getting Long COVID in 2024?

Two new studies have promising findings.

Why do some people tolerate heat better than others?

Why do some people tolerate heat better than others? Some people tolerate heat better than others.

How Many Calories Do I Need to Burn to Lose Weight? We Asked the Experts

We found out the number you need to burn to shed some pounds.

How to Finance Medical Expenses: Your Comprehensive Guide

Discover effective ways to manage and finance medical expenses. From health insurance to loans and grants, learn to navigate the cost of healthcare.

The new retirement is no retirement: Baby boomers are keeping jobs well into their 60s and 70s because they ‘like going to work’

"They are transforming professional and executive career trajectories and what they may look like for generations to come."

The 5 biggest weight loss myths that ‘need to die,’ according to an obesity doctor

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you may have experienced one of these popular pitfalls.

How Much Alcohol Can You Drink a Week and Still Be Healthy?

Scientists are homing in on how much—or how little—you can consume without raising your risk for health problems.

The three types of body fat to know — which to lose and the one to gain

The three types of body fat to know — which to lose and the one to gain - Not all body fat is equal. Madeleine Spencer asks the experts to weigh in on the methods which could help you lose the bad kind and gain the good

Scientists say they’ve found root cause of lupus, possible cure

Scientists think they've finally figured out what causes lupus and might even be able to come up with a way to reverse the disease.

Dietitians Share Their Top Tips for Losing Water Weight Safely and Quickly

Follow these easy tips to lose those extra pounds holding you down.

Heat-related Texas deaths climb after Beryl left millions without power for days or longer

SPRING, Texas (AP) — As the temperature soared in the Houston-area home Janet Jarrett shared with her sister after losing electricity in Hurricane Beryl, she did everything she could to keep her 64-year-old sibling cool. But on their fourth day without power, she awoke to hear Pamela Jarrett, who used a wheelchair and relied on a feeding tube, gasp...

6 Best LED Face Masks In 2024, Tested By Dermatologists And Editors

Our top picks—from Therabody, Dr. Dennis Gross, and CurrentBody—bring doc-approved technology to your home.

Avoid inflammatory food to help save aging muscles, says researcher

If you're aged over 65 and having trouble unscrewing a jar or climbing a staircase, you may want to check your diet for inflammatory foods.

Common Drugs May Pave Way to Extending Human Lifespan

"You can think about life span like a candle," the researchers told Newsweek. "We can make the candle burn longer."

The best place for retirees in every state

Stacker looks at the best county to retire in every state according to Niche's 2020 ratings. Some factors that determined the rankings include cost of living, crime rate, and population over the age of 65.

'Retirement isn't that easy': 3 people on working into their 90s and 100s

CNBC Make It asked three people who have continued to work into their 90s to share their best advice for building a long, happy career. Here’s what they shared.

How to recognize cat's distress: Signs indicate health problems

An animal cannot talk about its well-being, so any deviations in its health can only be noticed by the owner through changes in the behavior of the pet. Moreover, cats can often exhibit signs that indicate problems, according to the PetMD website. Refusal to eat Decreased appetite and refusal to eat are among the most common signs of various illnes...

A Caregiver’s Guide To Dealing With Burnout

Being a caregiver is not an easy job, but there are ways to cope.

Brain Autopsies Reveal Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's Disease

Analysis of human brain tissue reveals differences in how immune cells behave in the brains with Alzheimer's disease compared to healthy brains, indicating a potential new treatment target. The University of Washington-led research discovered microglia in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease were in a pre-inflammatory state more frequently, making them less likely to be protective. Microglia are immune cells that help keep our brains...

Nasal spray found to clear tau proteins from Alzheimer's mouse model brains

A multi-institutional team of neuroscientists has developed a nasal therapy that cleared the brains of Alzheimer's mouse models of toxic tau proteins. In their study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group found a certain conformation-specific antibody that would bind to tau proteins, placed it inside of a shell that allowed it to travel through the blood brain barrier, and then tested it with mouse models.

Can we change how our brains age? These scientists think it’s possible

Lara Lewington searchs for the tech secrets that researchers hope will unlock eternal youth.

8 Healthy Night-Time Snacks That Are Satisfying and Sleep-Promoting

RDNs share their favorite tips for making smart snack choices between dinner and bedtime.

Cocoa Butter Is Your Key to Soft, Supple Skin

If baby-soft skin is what you're after, consider adding cocoa butter to your body-care routine.

I walked off five stone and beat my sugar cravings

It’s the story of so many midlife men. The weight had crept on slowly. I hardly ever weighed myself and when I looked in the mirror I’d pull in my stomach and thought I still looked great. My wife Kim had been buying bigger clothes for me and I didn’t pay much attention to my size. In reality, my belly was enormous; I could barely stand up straight...

12 Best Tinted Moisturizers With SPF, Tested By Dermatologists And Editors

A tried-and-tested list from editors and derms themselves.

How long should I walk my dog? And how often? Tips to keep your pup healthy.

All dogs need to walk no matter their size, breed or age. But how often your pet should go for a walk depends on a few factors.

How To Get Rid Of And Prevent Ticks, According To An Expert

Here’s how to keep these parasites away from you and your pets.

Trump campaign releases letter on his injury, treatment after last week's assassination attempt

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign released an update on the former president's health Saturday, one week after he survived an attempted assassination at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The memo, from Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, a staunch supporter who served as Trump's White House physician, offers new details on the nature of the GOP nominee's injuries and the treatment he received in the immediate aftermath of the attack. It is the most...

Scientist puts facts to long-standing belief about trees and human health: 'We have a strong signal'

"What I thought was we really don’t know if trees are beneficial for health." Scientist puts facts to long-standing belief about trees and human health: 'We have a strong signal' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Some doctors recommending Apple Watches to manage health conditions

Some doctors are telling their patients to get an Apple Watch, which is not a medical device, to help diagnose and manage certain health conditions, as researchers look into how to use the devices for monitoring heart disease and post-surgery recovery, according to the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Rod Passman, professor of medicine at Northwestern Medicine, joined CBS News to talk about some of the possible benefits.

I Gave Birth—I Found Out About the Mother Wound Later

My hopelessness prevented me from getting out of bed for hours.

Tick linked to serious meat, dairy allergies spreading in U.S.

Horrifying 'tick bombs' don’t cause Lyme disease, but can transmit other serious illnesses.

Frequent Urination: Causes, Treatment, & More

Medically reviewed by Alexandra Dubinskaya, MD Frequent urination is when you feel the need to urinate multiple times during the day and/or night. Frequent urination can occur with excessive urination, but it doesn't need to. Urinary frequency is often a symptom of a condition of the lower genitourinary tract, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder ...

My family’s from the Greek island of longevity, where people often live to 100: The 12 foods we always eat

Residents of Ikaria are 10 times more likely to live to 100 than Americans: Here's what residents eat every day, from cookbook author Diane Kochilas.