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Old Mice Grow Young Again. Can we Reverse the Effects of Aging for People Too?

New research shows promising results in reversing cell aging in mice. But can this technology be applied to humans?

Is It Safe To Take Hydroxyzine While Pregnant?

Hydroxyzine is a common antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms, but pregnant people may want to avoid this medication. Read on to learn more.

Just 11 Minutes of Exercise Each Day Can Add Years to Your Life, Study Finds

Experts explain these surprising results.

The American Cancer Society Says Colorectal Cancer Is on the Rise for Adults Under 55

What we know about the latest in a growing body of evidence.

Beautician beats cancer after doctors said she only had a cold

Paris Wells (pictured), 28, noticed the unusual bump in March last year. Doctors told her it was caused by a cold but later scan results confirmed the lump was caused by stage two Hodgkin lymphoma.

10 Sport Watches That Will Get You Into Workout Mode

No need to sacrifice style just to get ECG monitoring on your wrist.

Advice from Harvard Health Publishing and 3 experts: How do you get rid of hemorrhoids?

Answered by Dr. Howard E. LeWine M.D. Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 40 years of experience · USA Getting rid of hemorrhoids most often means surgery. But before considering that option, home remedies can relieve your symptoms and prevent hemorrhoids from enlarging. This includes getting plenty of fiber, staying well hydrated, an...

Public urged not to eat semi-soft Baronet cheeses after listeria outbreak death

Public urged not to eat semi-soft Baronet cheeses after listeria outbreak death - The UKHSA has identified three cases potentially linked to a listeria outbreak and said one person has died.

Here’s Why Your Weight May Be Fluctuating So Much

There’s a lot that can go into this.

Is Wearing Your Shoes Inside Your House Bad for Your Health?

The science behind tracking outdoor germs into your home is...disgusting.

Bad fungus is spreading in hospitals at an 'alarming rate.' What to know.

The CDC is taking this fungal infection seriously.

I did 100 bicep curls a day for a month – Here’s what happened

Want bulging biceps? I've got a challenge for you...

25 Healthy Sandwiches That Will Save Lunchtime

It's true—you can be healthy without eating a salad.

Psychedelic Medicine: Discover companies at the forefront of developing new medicines from Psychedelics.

Psychedelic medicine is a rapidly growing field that has shown promising results in treating mental health disorders. Discover the companies leading the charge in developing new medicines derived from psychedelics. From research and development to clinical trials, companies in this list are developing innovative approaches to revolutionize the way we treat mental health conditions.

Perspective: How religious faith and a sense of agency corresponds with mental health

Religious people believe individuals can make a difference; nihilists think they have no control. This helps explain why religion helps mental health.

Are We Ready For The Next Pandemic? 'No.'

"Panic and then complacency. Once it has faded we tend to forget how bad it was."

Scientists Have Uncovered The Best Time Of Day To Workout At

It can have a serious impact on how well your body builds muscle

Famous people who had tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that affects mostly the lungs. TB remains a deadly condition, especially in some parts of the world. The creation of the BCG vaccine in 1921 was a game changer, but it didn't eradicate the disease completely. While treatment today is a lot more advanced, this was not always the case throughout history, and, as a result, millions have died. In this gallery, we remember the famous faces who survived their fight with tuberculosis, as well as those who weren't so lucky. Click on to discover them all.

Uncovering the Health Benefits of Valerian Root: Answers from Health Experts

This article examines the effects of valerian on the brain, and how it can be used to reduce anxiety, hot flashes, and PMS symptoms. Three experts provide their opinions on the effects of valerian, including its ability to increase gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, leading to faster and better sleep. Valerian root can be taken as a tincture, tea, or in powdered capsules, and is often combined with other herbs or melatonin. The article...

Tuberculosis: the killer of millions every year

Tuberculosis (TB) is still killing millions of people every year. Despite having lost strength in many Western countries since the creation of the BCG vaccine in 1921, it still hasn't been eradicated. In other areas of the world, such as Southeast Asia or Africa, TB is still a top killer. The disease can be particularly dangerous when someone with a weakened immune system contracts it. This is particularly true for patients with HIV, who are at a much higher risk of dying. Click through to know more about TB and its deadly consequences.

Facts about alcohol that will shock you

If you enjoy a cold beer at a BBQ or an after-work cocktail, don't worry, the majority of adults drink alcohol at some point in their lives. And just like the reasons for drinking are highly varied, so too are the effects it has on our health. With both positive and obvious negative effects, there's a lot about this popular substance that you might not know. Consumed around the world in cocktails, beers, and wines, check out this gallery for some eye-opening facts about alcohol.

Why are some ADHD patients drug-tested while others are not?

Some adults who take prescription medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are required to have their urine tested for drugs several times a year.

15 Surprising Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

These little seeds are small but mighty.

Starbucks Has Olive Oil Coffee Now, but Is It Healthy? Nutritionists Weigh In

People have questions...

Doctors Share the Most Effective Natural Remedies for Common Health Issues

Find relief for colds, pain, gut woes, and more—sans a pricey co-pay.

How to Recognize Signs of Disordered Eating in Yourself or Others

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we chatted with experts to help athletes navigate the complicated dynamic of food and running.

6 Best Exercises for Men To Lose Belly Fat Without Equipment

This belly fat-melting circuit is exactly what you need.

The Weird and Concerning Reason Human Bones Are Getting More Brittle

Unfortunately, you can’t do much to avoid it.

Made-up medical conditions

Medical terms such as "halitosis" or "adrenal fatigue" sound legit, right? Except, they're not. Yes, there are many made-up medical conditions that don't have the science to back them up. Some date back thousands of years and have stayed in the past, while others are still used to this day. In this gallery, we delve into the science behind some of history's most popular fake medical conditions. Click on to learn more.

The Fast-Spreading New COVID-19 Subvariant XBB Is Part of a ‘New Class’ of Omicron

It’s drawing attention due to its ability to evade immunity.

A Malignant Flu May Soon Evolve to Infect and Kill Humans, Report Says

Scientists fear a mammal-to-mammal spread could lead to global catastrophe.

The #1 Brain Exercise for Memory Improvement, According to Neurologists

Boost brainpower and prevent cognitive decline.

When Should You Get a Mammogram?

Expert groups often disagree with one another on breast cancer screening. CR makes sense of the different recommendations.Mammograms are an effective way to screen for breast cancer, but it can b...

Heartburn Meds Are Great Until You Try Getting Off Them

It’s one thing to go on Prilosec to tame heartburn and GERD. It’s an entirely different thing to try to get off it.

Becoming a Vegetarian Has Many Benefits and May Save You Money

Sure, sure, we know eating lots of veggies and fruit is important for good health. But let's be honest here; living in the good old ... Read More

Care plan your doctor would usually recommend for appendicitis

Overview Inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch present at the lower right side of the abdomen. Starts with a dull pain in the middle or right side of the abdomen and moves down to the lower right abdomen. Symptoms Appendicitis is characterized by pain, vomiting, constipation (diarrhea may occur), fever and increase in urinary frequenc...

Mind Blown: Healthy Snacks Can Actually Be Delicious

Three words: Skip the chips.

Take your leg gains to the next level with 4 lower body exercises recommended by fitness pros

Work your quads, glutes, and core with exercises like goblet squats and leg presses to build a strong lower body, athletes and trainers say.

The Top 10 Prebiotic Foods

Here's how to keep the good bacteria in your gut thriving.

Former WWE champion — and pop star wife — Alexa Bliss diagnosed with cancer, more stars who've faced the disease

See which stars have been diagnosed with cancer.

We tried face taping, a Botox alternative, to smooth wrinkles. It worked like magic — for a few hours.

Frownies are designed to keep your skin taut and reduce fine lines. Two Insider health reporters tried using them for two weeks, with mixed results.

16 Gut-Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

Misophonia Turns Out to Be Way More Common Than We Thought

Most of us can relate to that intense, spine-shuddering feeling of repulsion when hearing someone scrape their nails down a chalkboard. But for some people such intense reactions to noise can also be triggered by much more common, mundane sounds. This sensitivity is called misophonia, and a new survey from the UK suggests more people suffer from it than previously thought. Trigger sounds include things such as chewing, slurping, snoring, and...

26 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health in Less Than a Minute

You know how to wash your hands well, but are you drying them correctly?

The 20 Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

These subtle signs of cancer can be hard to miss.

Experts weigh in on what new users should know about CBD for anxiety

Anxiety disorder can make it hard to navigate life, but lately CBD has been touted as a natural treatment for the nerve-wracking condition. But is CBD good for anxiety?

The 19 Best (and Worst) Foods for Inflammation

Here’s what to eat and what foods to limit in your diet to heal chronic inflammation.

Hemophilia: breakthrough therapies aim to ‘dethrone’ the disease of kings

The new and million-dollar gene treatment make the disease remit almost completely for four or five years. Open investigations now seek a definitive cure

My Workouts Tanked My Testosterone. Here's How I Got It Back Naturally.

I didn't know low-T could happen to an athlete like me.

Healthy Comfort Foods That Are Still Filling and Delicious

Because you shouldn't have to say no to cheese.