Keep Your Heart Healthy by Being Optimistic

If you want to keep your heart healthy, try being optimistic. An 11-year study of more than 5,100 adults between the ages of 45 and...

10 Ways Coconut Oil Can Change Your Life

Coconut oil is amazing! Coconut oil isn’t just good for cooking, but it’s good for many different uses…from your hair to your skin, coconut...

New Blood Test Can Check for 13 Types of Cancer

A research team led by the Tokyo-based National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a...

Study Finds Marijuana Use Has Increased In Colorado Since State Began Legalizing Drug

Colorado emerged as the state with the second-highest percentage of regular marijuana users as it began legalizing the drug, according to a new national...

What Does It Mean to Be Brain-Dead?

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead? WebMD asked critical care specialist Isaac Tawil, MD, an assistant professor at the...

GirlTrek Unites Black Women Across the Nation by Getting Them Walking

Simply walking everyday is uniting black women across the city and the nation through the nonprofit organization, GirlTrek, which encourages black women to live...

The Secrets to Aging Gracefully

We all want to look great as we age. And we all know that woman: She's on point from head to toe and carries...

Many Doctors Say Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns are ‘Serious’

Nearly 71 percent of doctors polled in an informal Internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons say concerns about Hillary Clinton's health...

Teenagers’ Screen Time Linked to Poorer Bone Health

Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study...

Energy Efficient Buildings Blamed for Causing People to Fall Ill

Energy efficient buildings are an important part of tackling the world’s energy crisis. But while these structures can keep draughts out, they also have a...

Doctors Call For All Teens to Be Screened for Depression Yearly

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines to recommend that children 12 years and older get screened annually for depression. The screening would take...

Big Swings In Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says   Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk...

Air Pollution Linked to High Blood Pressure

Short and long-term exposure to air pollution from vehicle exhaust or burning coal is associated with high blood pressure, according to a review of...

Scientist Says Lack of Sleep is Cause of Many Life-Threatening Diseases

A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker,...

UK’s Top Doctor Warns that Obesity is Causing 1 in 10 Deaths; Most People...

Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, warns that a "normalisation” of obesity means many people do not realise they weigh too...

Running for Just One or Two Minutes a Day Helps Strengthen a Woman’s Bones

Study suggests brief bursts of intense physical activity lowered risk for bone loss Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones, new...

Healthy Workplace Tied to Fewer Obese Young Workers

Workplaces that encourage healthy lifestyle practices are tied to fewer obese employees among millennials, according to a new study. About 17 percent of young employees...

People With Stressful Jobs More Likely to Have a Stroke

People who have demanding jobs and job strain are more likely to suffer one type of stroke, a review of previous studies suggests. Job strain...

How to Replace Pizza & Movie Nights With Family Fitness Dates

Family fitness dates are replacing the old school pizza and movie nights as more parents are realizing that the benefits of moving aren’t just...

Brittany Maynard-Advocated Right-to-Die Bill Passes California Senate Committee

Physician-assisted suicide would be legal for terminally ill patients in California under a bill passed on Wednesday by a committee of the state Senate. The...