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Kava is poised to become an important and now readily available natural alternative to stress-relieving drugs.
THE MONEY LINK: Sticking with a fitness routine isn’t always easy. Try focusing on the potential rewards: Heading to the gym at least three times a week has been linked to higher pay—7% more for men, 12% for women, according to Cleveland State associ
AS 2 LITTLE GIRLS FIGHT A DEADLY DISEASE AFFECTING ONLY 11 KNOWN PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THEIR FAMILIES LOOK FOR ANSWERS TOGETHER
Those living in the countryside bear the brunt of an aging crisis | “If we can stand the pain, we don’t go to the hospital”
THE MONEY LINK: Lighting up burns a big hole in your wallet. Buy a $7 pack of cigarettes a day, and you’re spending $2,555 a year. Over 20 years your tab skyrockets to $93,987, assuming prices rise by 6% a year. (Calculate your own bill at smokefree.
Consumer genomics could change the way we approach everything from exercise to skin care. Here are some of the applications that researchers are exploring: SPORTS Certain genes are associated with endurance and strength, which could signal what spo
People on the spectrum—and their families—can be more easily swayed in their responses to treatments than previously thought.
Oscar Munoz was one of roughly 2,200 Americans to receive a heart transplant in 2016. Here’s what it was like.
ANXIETY. DEPRESSION. EATING DISORDERS. PHOBIAS. EVERY YEAR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE A MENTAL-HEALTH CHALLENGE—OFTEN AT GREAT EXPENSE. HERE’S HOW TO EASE THE FINANCIAL STRAIN.
THEIR PREGNANCY NEWS WENT VIRAL. AND WHEN THEIR CHILD WAS IN DANGER, FANS CARRIED THEM THROUGH
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
The CDC’s statistics on life expectancy are sobering but also a prod to shape health policy
The health-care industry is full of opportunities. One professional talks about how to take advantage of them.
IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE A LARK THAN a scientific study when a handful of Japanese researchers set out to discover whether something special—and clinically therapeutic—happens when people spend time in nature. They were inspired by a new recommendation f
And this is especially true for women.
SNOWFLAKES FALL AROUND ME AS I float above a river, weaving through an icy wonderland. I toss a fish to an otter, and it shivers with glee. Then, as I exit a cave full of colorful rocks, I flow into a bright spring landscape, complete with cherry blo
When it comes to preventing cognitive decline, simple lifestyle changes are finally being borne out by science
Hands-on selling transformed anti-addiction drug Vivitrol into a success.
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
A new pair of studies show why—and where—American life expectancy has grown worse in a generation.
THE MONEY LINK: When you’re carrying extra pounds, the extra expenses add up, starting with health care. In a 2013 Duke study, researchers tracked health care spending by body mass index levels. The average annual cost for a person with a low BMI of
THE FACT THAT HUMANS LIVE LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE cuts both ways, because the more time we spend on the planet, the more things can go haywire in our bodies and our minds. It’s a particular challenge for neurologists who want to keep our brains healt
THE GMA COHOST OPENS UP ABOUT DEALING WITH HIP-REPLACEMENT SURGERY AT A YOUNG AGE—AND HOW SHE’S RECOVERING
The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
Glooko's diabetes-management platform allows patients and doctors more information, and investors are interested.
New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.
What trans people need to know about taxes, insurance, retirement, and more.
DONALD TRUMP WILL SOON FACE THE consequences of a familiar admonition: be careful what you wish for. The President-elect is poised to help the new Republican Congress finally repeal the Affordable Care Act. Most health care experts expect Obamacare t
A well-designed printing process can help low-income diabetics get the care they need.
Under Obamacare, health insurance companies are mandated to provide free birth control to all women who request it. But under Trump, that may change.
interview by ANNA-CATHERINE BRIGIDA GYNECOLOGIST Germán Cardoso’s abortion clinic is easy to find. Located on a residential street in Tandil, Argentina, a small city four hours south of Buenos Aires, the office is marked with a placard bearing the 5
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