The claim: Laughter yoga can improve your health. Here's what the evidence says.
Studies suggest that besides being good companions and adding joy to many people's lives, pets can provide both physical and mental health benefits. But not all research supports the "pet effect."
Here's a good reason to break up long spells of sitting with brief walks—it may help blunt rises in triglycerides (fats in the blood) after meals, suggests a recent study from New Zealand in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the leading source of added sugars for many people. Most, but not all, research has linked them to a host of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders.
Don't count on cookbooks, even the most popular ones, to give much useful or accurate advice about food safety.
The CDC currently recommends that adults age 65 and over receive two different pneumonia (pneumococcal) vaccines to protect against the most common type of bacterial pneumonia in older adults and against its complications. Find out when you should get them.
If you're interested in changing your attitude about food, fitness, or other health-related matters but are having difficulty taking steps on your own, a wellness coach may be just what the doctor ordered.
A recent poll on healthy aging found that 27 percent of a national sample of 2,131 respondents, ages 50 to 80, considered their prescription drug bills to be a financial burden, and nearly half of them never mentioned the burden to their doctors. Yet high out-of-pocket drug costs are very much a medical issue that you should discuss with your doctor.
Does eating more fruits and vegetables make you happier? Learn what a study in the American Journal of Public Health says.
If you're taking medication and also take an herbal or other kind of dietary supplement, tell your doctor and/or pharmacist what you take and ask about possible interactions.
Excessive sitting, especially when done in prolonged, uninterrupted bouts, may increase the risk of premature death, even in people who exercise a lot. But frequent breaks may mitigate the negative effects, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine in October 2017.
If you have trouble hearing conversations, miss dialogue at the movies, find yourself boosting the volume on your cell phone or blasting the TV—or just tend to say "what?" or "huh?" a lot—you may already know (or suspect) that you have some hearing loss. If you want to test your hearing, one easy way is the National Hearing Test (NHT), which is considered a reliable screening test for hearing loss.
Pre-washed, ready-to-eat bagged salads certainly offer convenience. But do they fuel the growth of potentially harmful bacteria?
It's a time-honored tradition to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast, but you might also be planning to have a cocktail before the clock strikes 12. If so, don't forget that alcohol-containing beverages supply calories but few nutrients.
Appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, and snacks—oh my! Temptations abound during the holiday season, but you may not need to steer clear of the nuts.