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What To Know About Mercury In Fish

Mercury, a naturally occurring but potentially harmful element, can become concentrated in aquatic food chains, making its presence in fish a public health concern. Regular fish consumption is highly recommended due to the abundance...

Why Do We Get Brain Freeze—and Can It Cause Brain Damage? Expert Doctors Explain

It's the season for slushies, slurpies, and shakes: Doctors serve the scientific scoop on why favorite cold treats going down your digestive system can sometimes make your head scream. What Is Brain Freeze? Scientifically known as sphenopalatine...

The Real Healing Effects of Placebos on Diseases Are Obscured by Drugs

We all have a remarkable ability to heal from disease. Our internal and external beliefs can have a profound impact, as seen with the placebo effect. Health Viewpoints Can a placebo alleviate symptoms? Pharmaceutical researchers test new...

Your Guide to Exercising for Heart Health

Getting regular exercise helps prevent heart disease. And while any physical activity is better than none, certain types of exercise may be more beneficial for your heart. Your body is designed for motion. Staying active...

Ancient Use of Rice Has Unexpected Gut Benefits

A cultural mainstay, fermented rice water is backed by research to help replenish good gut microbes and repair “leaky gut” Could a food as simple as rice hold the key to healing your gut? Fermented rice...

How to Tell If Allergies Are Causing Your Cough, According to a Doctor

Plus, what you can do to find relief ASAP. Coughing is one of the most common—and uncomfortable—symptoms that comes around each spring, and too many of us are forced to play a familiar guessing game: Do...

Can Olive Oil Help Lower The Risk Of Dementia-Related Death?

Researchers are reporting that consuming about half a tablespoon per day of olive...

Why Walking Isn’t Enough When It Comes to Exercise

Walking is often thought of as a mere mode of transportation: a way to...

Can Probiotics Keep My Gut Healthy?

A senior scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging...

Anger Can Lead to Blood Vessel Changes That May Harm the Heart

Even brief periods of anger can impair blood vessel function, which may increase the...

Harness the Transformative Power of Optimal Breathing

This is part 1 in “The Power of Breath” In this series, we explore how breathing...

Are There Health Benefits to Drinking Green Tea?

What Is Green Tea? Green tea is a beverage or dietary supplement that may improve mental alertness,...

Cirrhosis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Natural Approaches

Cirrhosis of the liver claims approximately 25,000 lives each year, making it the 11th...

The Vast Pharmaceutical Conspiracy to Silence Online Dissent

Story at a Glance: •There has been a coordinated campaign to attack and defame anyone...

Psoriatic Arthritis: Learn the Warning Signs

Psoriatic arthritis happens when your body’s immune system causes inflammation of your joints and surrounding structures (entheses) that connect to your bone. About...

7 Warning Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Iron

A dietitian shares some of the most common symptoms of iron deficiency. Iron might just...

How Much Magnesium You Should Take in a Day, with an Expert Doctor’s Detailed Wisdom

Magnesium is "the relaxation mineral," but—no surprise—many Americans aren't getting enough. A doctor reveals the...

Disrupted Sleep? Nightime Snacks May Be a Culprit

Sleep and blood sugar are intimately linked—an imbalance in the latter may cause broken...

Nature’s Healing Power: How Viewing Real Plants Reduces Stress and Promotes Relaxation

A new study finds that viewing real plants, compared to artificial plants, photographs of...

How to Lower Cortisol: 7 Things You Can Do Right Now

Key Takeaways Cortisol is a stress hormone the body naturally produces that plays an...

Are Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Really Better For The Heart Than Meat Options?

As plant-based meat substitutes gain popularity, researchers in Singapore have conducted a study...

Triphala: Harnessing Ancient Wisdom for Modern Gut Health and Immunity

A tonic of three dried flowers offers a polyphenol-rich remedy known in Ayurveda to...

Atopic Dermatitis Linked to Eating Disorders

Key Takeaway Atopic dermatitis was associated with double the risk of developing anorexia or...

Aflatoxin: How to Avoid This Common Food Carcinogen

Aflatoxin is a type of mold that is considered a human carcinogen. It’s found...

Red Cabbage Juice May Ease Inflammatory Bowel Disease

New research is uncovering how the juice from red cabbage can alleviate inflammation-associated digestive...

Frequent, Personalized Physical Touch Can Ease Pain, Anxiety: Study

A warm embrace, a gentle caress, a comforting hand—these tender acts of physical touch...

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