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Debunking the Mayo Myth

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.

How to Buy Fish That’s Healthy for You-and the Environment

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).

Exercise: It’s Never Too Late

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.

Alcohol Myths Busted

"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…

More Reasons to Eat More Fiber

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.

Nine Tips for Injury-Free Gardening

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,…

Don’t Overlook the Health Benefits of Dancing

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.

The Savvy Consumer’s Guide to Matcha Snacks

Don't assume that snacks and beverages that boast matcha in the name are healthful just because they contain this trendy ingredient.

Smaller Leafy Spaces Boost Physical and Mental Health, Too

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…

How Much Exercise Do You Need to Improve Your Health?

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.