Giving Ecstasy to Octopuses Taught Researchers Something Important About the Brain

By Jamie Ducharme A new study suggests that humans might have more in common with octopuses than it appears: they both respond to at least one psychoactive drug in a similar, sociable way. Scientists from Johns...

Your ‘heart age’ may be a risk factor for early death

Healthline.com You may be young at heart, but your heart might be old for its age. In fact, four out of five adults are at risk of early death due to preventable heart disease, suggests a...

U.N.: Excessive Drinking Killed Over 3 Million People Worldwide in 2016

By Associated Press (GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not...

Pain Management: Surprising Causes of Pain

Foot Pain: Flip Flops Flip flops are a convenient way to keep your feet cool in the summertime. But not all flip flops are pain-free. When you choose a pair, see how they bend. If...

Pain Management: 15 Easy Ways to Reduce Chronic Pain

Why Does My Whole Body Ache? An aching body makes every activity more difficult, from getting through your daily grind to going to sleep at night. Sometimes our bodies ache from hard work or exercise,...

Stroke: First Aid

By Mayo Clinic Staff A stroke requires immediate medical attention. Find out how to remember the warning signs. A stroke occurs when there's bleeding into your brain or when blood flow to your brain is blocked....

15 Dry Eye Symptoms You Should Know About—and How to Handle Them

By Korin Miller Dry eye symptoms can force you to wage war with your instincts. When something on your body itches, you’re going to get the urge to scratch it. Unfortunately, you can’t scratch your...

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say

By Cassie Shortsleeve  You can find the shelled green nuts everywhere, from airport kiosks to health food stores. But are pistachios as healthy as they’re cracked up to be? Here’s what the experts say. What are...

Fighting a deadly parasite: Scientists devise a method to store Cryptosporidium, aiding vaccine research...

In May, just before one of the hottest summers on record, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about diseases lurking in recreational water facilities like swimming pools and water playgrounds. The...

Most nations falling short of UN targets to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases

People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia. These are the...

The best over the counter cough medicines

Our resident pharmacist recommends the best over-the-counter medicines for a persistent cough. By Rita Ghelani Can't shake that nasty cough? A cough is a reflex brought on by irritation of the respiratory lining in the lungs, windpipe...

Weight loss tips that work by a health coach

Struggling to lose weight? Try these long-lasting lifestyle changes. By Rhalou Allerhand Tired of yo-yo dieting and constantly struggling to ditch the pounds? Once you’ve tried every extreme diet in the book, if the scales still haven’t budged it...

Vitamin C: the 8 best foods to get your daily fix

Oranges are not the only fruit. Include these vitamin C rich foods in your diet to beat cold and flu season and make the most of your health. Runny nose, sore throat? Sounds like you need...

Fitter Folks Suffer Milder Strokes: Study

By Amy Norton-HealthDay Reporter It's well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity of a stroke should one...

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System

By Alexandra Sifferlin The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a...

Discovery could explain failed clinical trials for Alzheimer’s, and provide a solution

Researchers at King's College London have discovered a vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease which may explain why so many drug trials have failed. The study also identifies a clinically approved...

Crunched for time? High-intensity exercise = same cell benefits in fewer minutes

A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial function, according to new research. The small study is published...

Can a common heart condition cause sudden death?

About one person out of 500 has a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This condition causes thickening of the heart muscle and results in defects in the heart's electrical system. Under conditions...

9 Reasons It Hurts So Bad When You Poop

Yeah, that’s not normal. By Alison Feller Let’s be really, totally, super honest: Few things in life feel as good, as satisfying, as downright cleansing as a good poop. Most of the time, your daily #2 instantly makes you feel...

8 Signs You Have Anxiety That’s Messing With Your Life

Do you actually worry about being worried? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). When I explain it to people, they often say something like, “Well, yeah, I feel anxious sometimes, too”—which, honestly, tells me they don't really...