If the new year’s resolutions you’ve made already sound unrealistic, here are some new ones that you’ll actually be inspired to keep.
Cold weather sure does make household tasks pile up. Before you tackle your to-do list, chill out with these tips from injury-prevention experts.
Between the cold dry air outdoors and the hot dry air indoors, skin definitely needs a little more TLC. Read on to find out how to winter-proof your skin care routine.
Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found.
One nutritionist believes the study should help clear up the confusion many consumers have about dietary fat.
Pasta may have gotten a bad rap. New research suggests pasta -- specifically noodles in this study -- might actually help you lose weight.
While clever marketing can steer kids towards junk food, a new study shows that creative advertising can also prompt more kids to eat veggies.
When July 4th comes, most of us want to be outside in the warm weather soaking up the sun until it’s time to watch fireworks. All that heat and outdoor eating can lead to some risky food safety situations.
Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints.
Caffeine no longer improves alertness or mental performance after a few nights of sleep restriction, according to a new U.S. military study.
Lower activity of a specific gene may affect a person's social behavior, including the ability to form healthy relationships, researchers say.
More than half of Americans were eating healthier in 2012 than they were in 1999, a new study finds.
Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.
How spouses disagree may predict which ones are more likely to develop certain ailments down the road, new research suggests.
Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests.
You may have heard some people say that they have a “crick in their neck” when describing their neck pain or you maybe you’ve used this expression yourself. But have you ever wondered about what it really means? Is it even a real medical term?
An eating plan that includes healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts isn't likely to cause weight gain, a new study finds.
Talking on a hands-free phone while driving may be just as distracting and dangerous as using a hand-held phone, according to a new study.
Like wine just a little too much sometimes? You may sip a little less over an evening if it's served in smaller goblets, a new British study finds.
Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5: Some of America's biggest pop stars are making millions from ad campaigns for sugar-laden, low-nutrition foods, a new study says.
As folks start baring more skin at the beach, pool or barbecue, it's time to start covering up with sunscreen.
As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn't enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it's still a good idea to take some precautions.
Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.
Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests.
Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.
If you started an exercise program in part to lose weight and the scale is not budging, it can be frustrating.
When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite -- at least temporarily.
Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests.
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about whether we’d be healthier eating more back-to-very-basics food staples similar to that of our Paleolithic kin — hunter-gatherers who lived mainly on a diet of freshly killed meat, fish, fruits and freshly picked vegetables.
The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.
Many commercially sold fruit drinks and juices give kids a full day's worth of sugar in a single serving, a new British study shows.
If you want to cut back on how much you eat, it might be a good idea to keep things quiet during meals, researchers suggest.
Do you get a moderate amount of exercise, eat right, keep from piling on fat and avoid smoking? Congratulations, you're among the 2.7 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new study.
Tree pollen season has arrived, but there are a number of ways allergy sufferers can prevent or control their symptoms, an expert says.
Have you ever had someone tell you to “just breathe” when you were stressed out or upset? That advice may sound a bit flippant, but breathing can actually help you manage your feelings of stress.
Smartphone "personal assistants" like Siri and Google Now can send your messages, make dinner reservations or give you a stock market update. But they may let you down during a crisis, a new study finds.
Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.
Although there is no cure for allergies, there are some effective forms of treatment that can help manage and alleviate symptoms. It can be difficult to decipher which treatment options are truly effective and which ones are simply myths.
Walking, cycling or taking public transit to work helps middle-aged adults lose body fat and weight, new research suggests.
Young Americans increasingly favor adoption rights for gays and lesbians, with three-quarters of females and two-thirds of males now voicing support, according to a new government report.
This could be a bad spring allergy season and people with allergies need to be prepared, an expert warns.
Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests.
Hair styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds.
Winter can be hard on your skin, but there are several ways to deal with those challenges, a dermatologist says.
Posting too many "selfies" on social media might lead to serious problems with your romantic partner, according to a new study.
While technology use among young people offers some social advantages, face-to-face interaction does a better job of conveying emotional support and helping to read unspoken cues, new research contends.
Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report.
Exposure to high levels of air pollution in pregnancy may increase the risk of having a preterm baby, new research suggests.
Contrary to what many people may think, teenage boys commonly suffer dating violence -- including physical and emotional abuse, a new U.S. government study finds.
Eating fruits and vegetables that have high levels of substances called flavonoids may help a bit with weight control over time, a new study suggests.
To avoid ruining your look, and your health, be on the lookout for these 10 potential health hazards the next time you go to the beauty salon.
After consuming mass quantities of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie during a feast, it's no mystery why people just plop on the couch and pass out. However, there are ways to avoid the Thanksgiving Day food coma, if you're up to it.
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