Is Peanut Butter Good For You?

By Sophia Gottfried Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really...

‘I’m Addicted To Taking Pregnancy Tests’

Corrine took 400 tests in the 19 months she spent trying to conceive. By Corrine Hounslow as told to Charlotte Hilton Andersen The first time I took a pregnancy test, I was terrified. I was 19 years old...

Is Black Period Blood Normal?

Here's what's up with your ~extremely metal~ period blood. By Hannah Smothers Pretty much by day two of your very first period, you're accustomed to the sight of blood falling out of your vagina. But life...

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

We're a sweet-toothed nation, eating far too much sugar for our own good. A sugary diet can lead to weight gain and health problems such as type-2 diabetes, so none of us should be having...

Women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

By Jayashri Kulkarni & Caroline Gurvich The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and to increase their participation...

Belly Fat Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in New Study

By Kashmira Gander A higher amount of belly fat has been linked to lower vitamin D levels in the body in a new study. Researchers in the Netherlands found that people with higher levels of total...

Transgender People’s Brains Are Wired Like Those of Gender They Identify With, New Study...

By Kashmira Gander The brains of transgender people are wired in a way that matches the gender they identify with rather than their biological sex, according to a new study. Researchers found that whether a person...

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak

By Alexandra Sifferlin TIME Health Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals....

9 Foods That Will Give Your Skin A Totally Natural Glow

Noms for days. By Marissa Miller and Sara Gaynes Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all skip the Instagram filters and have glowing Valencia skinIRL? It turns out a beauty junkie’s best friend is, in fact, the farmer’s market. Foods...

9 Sneaky Symptoms of Thyroid Problems

Your thyroid may be small, but it has a major impact on your entire body. By Amber Brenza Your thyroid may be small, but the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck is responsible for a...

Can you eat quinoa on a low-carb diet?

Nutritionists weigh in on the carbohydrate content of this supergrain By Kelsey Kloss Quinoa has gone from superfood trend to supermarket staple in recent years, but this pseudograin still poses a question for many healthy eaters: Is quinoa...

Artificial Intelligenсe to Improve Cancer Diagnosis in NHS – Microbiologist

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to challenge the National Health Service, health charities and artificial intelligence developers to work to together in order to transform how chronic diseases are diagnosed. It is expected...

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle...

5:2 and Other Intermittent Fasting Diets Could Raise Risk of Diabetes, Scientists Warn

By Kashmira Gander Fasting diets have been hailed as a panacea for weight loss and good health in recent years, despite a lack of concrete evidence to back up such claims. Now, a new study on...

Ebola vaccination set to start in DR Congo amid rising number of cases

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the disease. Congolese authorities...

Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia: study

JST -By LOIC VENANCE While physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not delay mental decline in people after they've been diagnosed, a study in nearly 500 people with the condition reports. While a fitness...

Having babies doesn’t make you fat, according to new research

By Sherryn Groch Expectant mother Sam Lawry is sick of being told she's "eating for two". The Canberra midwife is 22 weeks pregnant with her first child and very aware of the risks of gaining too...

Ebola Outbreak 2018 Update: Virus has Killed 26 People in Recent, Deadly Congo Epidemic

By Kristin Hugo Twenty-six people have now died from Ebola in Congo, as the deadly outbreak reaches the city. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has increased funding to fight the outbreak, and doctors are...

How Long Does a Period Last, Normally?

By Korin Miller Maybe you’re new to this whole period thing. Or perhaps you and your period have been partners in bloody crime for years, but it's changing things up on you. Either way, you might...

Scientists Probe Mystery of How Hair Prematurely Goes Gray

(HealthDay News) -- Sometimes life's sudden shocks or illnesses can turn hair gray -- Barbara Bush, the former first lady who passed away in April, reportedly had her brown hair turn gray as a...