Should You Drink ‘Pre-Workout’ Before Exercising To Lose Weight?

I mean, you could just grab a banana and coffee, too. By Jessica Migala Honestly, pre-workout drinks sound kind of awesome: Down a drink before exercising, get a boost of energy from said drink, burn extra calories—and ultimately, lose...

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood

New research has linked adolescent obesity with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life. The study's results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the "normal" weight...

Researchers explain how your muscles form

All vertebrates need muscles to function; they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement. In a recent article published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers discovered...

Major traumatic injury increases risk of mental health diagnoses, suicide

People who experience major injuries requiring hospital admission, such as car crashes and falls, are at substantially increased risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian...

Autism Linked to Zinc Deficiency in Childhood

By Aristos Georgiou While the exact cause of autism is unknown, its development in children has been linked to various genetic and environmental factors—including zinc deficiency. It is still not clear whether this deficiency contributes...

New Studies Give Mixed Results About Taking Fish Oil and Vitamin D

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP (CHICAGO) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at...

Healthy Eating: Purple Power Foods

MedicineNet.Com Where Does the Power Come From? In fruits and vegetables, purple is often a sign of nutrients called anthocyanins. Like other phytonutrients, your body doesn't need them to work, but they do help protect your...

How Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy Can Help Treat Bipolar Disorder

By Korin Miller- Self If you’ve never heard of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT), it may just sound like a bunch of vaguely psychological words strung together. In reality, IPSRT can be incredibly helpful...

Here’s When Your Body Burns the Most Calories, According to a New Study

By Jamie Ducharme -Time Everything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of...

Should You Take Aspirin Every Day? Here’s What the Science Says

By Alice Park -Time Aspirin is best known as an over-the-counter painkiller. But acetylsalicylic acid, as it’s called chemically, has many other health benefits, as well as side effects, in the body that have only...

Recessive genes explain only small fraction of undiagnosed developmental disorders

The Deciphering Developmental Disorders study has discovered that only a small fraction of rare, undiagnosed developmental disorders in the British Isles are caused by recessive genes. The study by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger...

Failing heart cells trigger self-protection mechanism

An unexpected finding that links a structural heart protein to gene regulation following heart stress suggests potential new avenues for developing heart failure therapies. The work led by University of Iowa heartresearcher Long-Sheng Song, MD,...

Navigating our thoughts: Fundamental principles of thinking

It is one of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience: How do humans think? Until recently, we seemed far from a conclusive answer. However, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and...

The health risks of gum disease

Gum disease has been linked to numerous health problems. We brush up on the facts so you can maintain healthy gums and improve your overall health. By Claire Chamberlain You might think you’re pretty savvy when it...

Back pain relief tips

We speak to a muscular-pain consultant about how to best relieve back pain. By NetDoctor Plagued by back pain? While it's a very common condition that affects most of us at some point in our lives, back pain...

7 Meditation Tips For People Who’ve Never Meditated In Their Lives

You don't need to totally clear your mind, FYI. By Elizabeth Bacharach In theory, meditation sounds easy—you sit in one place for a while, not doing anything (even thinking). But when you realize you have no idea how TF to magically make your...

Real Talk: Is There A Way To Make Your Period Come Faster?

Because sometimes your flow has the worst timing. By Claire Gillespie Without fail, periods always seem to show up at the most inopportune times...like the day before you leave for a weeklong vacation. In moments like those—you know, after you curse those...

Daily Harvest Is Launching A Line of Plant-Based Cookies

Gimme that coconut lemon. By Korin Miller Big news, friends: Healthy food subscription company Daily Harvest (you probably know them for their smoothies, soups, and grain bowls) is adding a line of cookies to their offerings, starting November 8th. Think...

Should You Start Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar To Feel Less Bloated?

Please say it's that easy. By Nicole Blades Bloating is great for making you look a few months pregnant when you're not—and literally nothing else. So how downright wonderful would it be if you could nix your bloating with something that's already...

6 Benefits Of Celery Juice That Are Actually Pretty Legit

Think: antioxidants galore. By Marissa Miller Celery juice is probably popping up all over your Instagram feed these days (and if it isn't, just follow a few more influencers and you'll see what I mean). Busy Phillips...