In the past 25 years, olive oil has taken on the status of a health food. But it's not the only heart-healthy choice available.
If you were born in the United States in or after 1957, you were probably vaccinated against measles. But there's no harm in getting a booster dose of the vaccine if you're not sure of your immunity status.
The myth that mayonnaise is a major source of foodborne illness continues to circulate. Granted, summertime picnic spreads that include heaping bowls of potato salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, and egg salad can easily be the source of food poisoning if these foods are left out in the heat. But here's the rest of the story.
Compared to people who don't eat fish, those who do tend to live longer and enjoy lower risks of cardiovascular disease, and they may even boost their brain health. Here's how to choose the "best" fish, depending on your priorities (omega-3s, mercury levels, environmental issues—or all three).
Two recent studies in JAMA Network Open offer hope to people who start exercising later in life or who are unable to do moderate-intensity or vigorous exercise.
"Beer before wine and you'll feel fine" and "Grape or grain but never the twain" may be age-old sayings, but they are myths. It doesn't matter if people combine beer and wine or in what order they drink them—they're likely to get an equally bad hangover, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A high intake of dietary fiber is associated with a wide array of health benefits, including a reduced mortality rate, according to a massive systematic review and meta-analysis in the Lancet earlier this year.
Gardening is a great way to keep active, save money on produce, and beautify your outdoor space. But it's not without its risks: Awkward positions and new or repetitive movements can make gardening uncomfortable for many, and even lead to injuries. If the first signs of spring have sprung the desire to work your green thumb, follow these tips to garden comfortably season after season.
Older women who dance have a decreased risk of developing disabilities that affect daily activities, according to a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.
Don't assume that snacks and beverages that boast “matcha“ in the name are healthful just because they contain this trendy ingredient.
Contact with nature has a host of potential physical and psychological benefits, according to a growing body of evidence. Researchers have focused mostly on the health effects of spending time in parks or wilderness, but two recent studies suggest there are potential benefits of living in leafy, green neighborhoods or even near leafy, green blocks in inner cities.
Exercise offers multiple health benefits, but how much do you really need to do? Updated evidence-based physical activity guidelines say even a little bit can pay off.
Alcohol may adversely affect the oral microbiome—that is, the colonies of bacteria and other microorganisms in the mouth—according to a 2018 study in the journal Microbiome, which included 1,044 people. And this may have both local and systemic health implications.
Martial arts can provide a variety of health benefits for people of all ages. Here's a summary of some of the research.
To remove pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables with edible peels, consider using a wash made of baking soda. At least for apples, that is the most effective way, findings in ...