Thanksgiving is a time when we tend to overindulge, which can sometimes come with unpleasant side effects. Dr. Kevin Ghassemi, assistant clinical professor…
I was a sophomore in college when my idea of homeland blurred. I had moved from my native Puerto Rico to attend college…
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers. Three or four cups a day confer the greatest benefit, the scientists said, except for women who are pregnant or who have a higher risk of suffering fractures.
Thanksgiving is touted as a cheerful day that brings people together — but for so many families, the national holiday can be…
A new scientific study shows that a quick walk in nature is a great way to tune out distractions and feel all warm and fuzzy about each other.
Fitness brand Academy Sports and Outdoors is defending plus-size fashion and fitness blogger Anna O’Brien, who is featured in its ads.
From backhanded compliments to snide passing remarks masked as concern for health or outright attacks on food choices and habits, food shaming comes in many forms, all of which are equally unnecessary and unhelpful.
Knowing what it felt like watching people look at her differently when she was bald, author Rosaria Calafati decided to write a children's book to combat that "othering" narrative
Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day. Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding that 42 percent of cancer cases in the United States -– and nearly half of cancer deaths – are linked to preventable risk factors like cigarette smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, excess body weight, alcohol intake and dietary choices. Cigarette smoking, in particular, was connected to far more cancer cases and deaths than any other single risk factor, accounting for 19 percent of cancer cases and 28.8 percent of deaths.
So far the virus has been restricted to people who work closely with poultry and pigs, and it hasn’t appeared in the U.S. Still, it’s raising concerns among experts.
When the show is over and I’m living in my plus size body replaying a highlight reel in my head, I frankly feel sad knowing that such a prominent company is promoting such an obtainable ideal.
As an Italian-American woman who has been #blessed with thick, coarse, dark hair from my head to my toes, I have gotten into the (expensive) habit of changing my razor every three shaves, as that's around the time I've noticed it start to dull. This was insanity to me, so I got on the phone with Whitney Bowe, MD, an NYC dermatologist, to figure out how often we should actually be swapping out our shaving tools. "Women should get rid of their razor blade after a few uses, as it will have been exposed to bacteria," Dr. Bowe says.
The #SleepOnSide campaign could help save the lives of 100,000 babies a year worldwide.
“I’m still here,” Harper says in a new interview. “I still have cancer, but I’m okay and most of my days are good.”