Doctors discover new method to achieve healthy aging

It’s 11 A.M., and patient Carlton “Carty” Spencer is holding court with family members in his room at Keck Hospital of USC. When another visitor...
Diseases through the decades – here’s what to look out for in your 40s, 60s, 80s and beyond

Diseases through the decades – here’s what to look out for in your 40s,...

Many diseases develop and become more likely as we age. Here are some of the most common conditions, and how you can reduce your risk...

Alcohol drinking may be key to weight loss for people with diabetes

Research shows that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating...
7 signs you need to test for fatty liver disease

7 signs you need to test for fatty liver disease

The health of your liver is rarely top of mind, but it should be in a couple of cases. Specifically, there are two major reasons...
Eating at night, sleeping by day can change key blood proteins fast

Eating at night, sleeping by day can change key blood proteins fast

Staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than...

5 common drinking problems everyone should know

Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and...
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Overweight vs overfat: Is your scale lying to you?

For decades, the body mass index (BMI) has been the gold standard for gauging obesity-related heart disease risk. But this handy tool doesn't always tell...

Obesity could affect prostate cancer test results

University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity. With increasing prevalence...

Why fasting and calorie restriction have anti-aging effects

A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system. It could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases...
Why coffee cannot leave everyone wired

Why coffee cannot leave everyone wired

Not everyone responds to coffee in the same way. In a recent study, researchers from Northwestern University find depending on your genetic make-up, you might...
This body clock trick makes us more patient

This body clock trick makes us more patient

Faster countdowns may make people more patient Not only does time fly when people have fun, but when time flies by on a countdown clock,...

Why sitting is not the ‘new smoking’

Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs. Over the past 15 years...
How sleep loss damages your health

How sleep loss damages your health

Eating at night and craving junk food are unhealthy eating behaviors, and they may present a potential link between poor sleep and obesity. This is...

How to have a healthy spine

Back pain is one of the most common reasons that Americans call in sick to work, with total costs in the United States exceeding...
Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Why so many people regain weight after dieting

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple:...

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5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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5 best exercises you can ever do

If you're not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your...
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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
Key recommendations for successful weight loss

Key recommendations for successful weight loss

To lose weight successfully, the combination of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity is recommended. This combination also may reduce abdominal fat and increase...
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Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
How high-intensity interval training keeps you young

How high-intensity interval training keeps you young

It’s oft-repeated but true: exercise keeps you healthy. It boosts your immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps you sleep, maintains your muscle tone, and...
Our Brain Can Detect Disease in Others Before It Breaks Out

Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...