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Veterans with PTSD get 'significant' benefits from service dogs, first NIH-funded study finds

The first NIH-funded clinical trial on service dogs and their impact on PTSD in military veterans found strong results. The lead study author and a Marine veteran discussed it.


Missy Elliott Says 'I'm Blessed to Be Here' After Struggles with Graves' Disease, Anxiety (Exclusive)

The hip-hop icon opens up in this week's issue of PEOPLE about overcoming health issues before embarking on her first-ever headlining tour this summer


Chocolate Recall Update as FDA Sets Risk Level

Nine products have been withdrawn due to potential salmonella contamination.


I'm a mom living in Japan, home to the world's healthiest kids—4 things Japanese parents do differently

With low obesity rates, kids in Japan are some of the healthiest in the world. Yuko Tamura, a mother and cultural translator, shares the 127-year-old philosophy that has helped Japanese parents raise such healthy and adventurous young eaters.


10 Iron-Rich Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Chocolate included!


The Surprising Health Benefits of Cherries—and the Best Ones to Eat

Stock up on these fruits this summer.


New report sheds light on health emergency as disease sweeps through India — here's what you need to know

"Mosquitoes don't just thrive in hot and humid weather — they're finding ways to spread their misery around the world." New report sheds light on health emergency as disease sweeps through India — here's what you need to know first appeared on The Cool Down.


The 10 states with the best health care in America—and the 10 with the worst, based on data

MoneyGeek analyzed a host of statistics, from health outcomes — such as preventable deaths and rates of certain diseases or risk factors — to health access and cost — such as how many people are uninsured and have affordable health insurance options available — to find the best and worst states for health care in the U.S.


3 Anti-Aging Exercises to Help You Stay Active

Getting older doesn't mean exercise is no longer beneficial.


This Is What Harms Married People's Happiness The Most, Therapists Say

These are some of the biggest hazards to a strong and satisfying long-term relationship.


Study sheds light on why some people do not get Covid-19

Study sheds light on why some people do not get Covid-19 - The findings may pave the way for treatments and vaccines not just for Covid, but other diseases too


What Would a Health Warning Label on Social Media Apps Look Like?

In an opinion piece, the US surgeon general likened a warning label for social media's health impacts to warnings about cigarettes. Here's what to know.


What Is the Average Height for Women?

Medically reviewed by Jonathan B. Jassey, DO The average height for women is different across the world. In the United States, the average height for women is 5 feet 3.5 inches tall. Globally, women's average height ranges from 4 feet 11 inches to 5 feet 7 inches. The average height for women worldwide varies significantly due to factors like genet...


I'm 73—I Lost 132lbs by Addressing One Underlying Problem

I often felt inadequate and different.


8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys

8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys #uricacid #healthtips #kidneystone Disclaimer The materials and the information contained on Natural ways channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provide.


Celine Dion Walked the Red Carpet for Her Documentary Premiere Alongside Son René-Charles

The singer's latest film, 'I Am: Celine Dion,' details her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.


What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Hummus Regularly

Discover the health benefits of eating hummus regularly, from blood sugar levels to heart health, plus tips for how to enjoy it.


What tick bites look like and how to deal with suspected Lyme disease

There’s something in the grass. If you have carelessly strayed bare-legged into woodland territory and found yourself with unwelcome travelling companions, then you will already be aware that we are in the thick of tick season. Ticks are particularly common in grassy and wooded areas and are active all year around, however they are most prevalent b...


Tachycardia

Medically reviewed by Angela Ryan Lee, MD Medically reviewed by Angela Ryan Lee, MD Tachycardia is the medical term for an elevated resting heart rate, which can occur when your heart beats more than 100 times per minute. Several factors can cause your heart to beat too fast—anxiety, underlying health conditions, problems with the heart's electrica...


An 81-year-old explains her simple solution to make sure loneliness doesn't become 'a way of life' — and what she thinks stands in the way of forming connections

Patricia Backlund, 81, said she thinks loneliness among older people can sometimes be fear-based. So she started a weekly meetup to make it easier.


Best weighted blankets of 2024: Calming weighted blankets to order in the UK

Best weighted blankets of 2024: Calming weighted blankets to order in the UK - Do you struggling to switch off, feel anxious or wake up regularly? This may be just the solution for a good night’s sleep


Five bad habits you should stop right now, according to a psychologist

The bad habits that can become routine and how to stop them to improve your mental health, according to clinical psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu.


Melatonin Lasts Longer in Your Body Than You Think. Here's What to Know

Knowing how long melatonin lasts can help you determine the best time to take it for optimal results.


Can a newly discovered genetic trait open the window to delaying Alzheimer's?

Researchers say a rare genetic trait could delay the onset of Alzheimer's in high-risk group and be used to develop antibody drugs.


More evidence suggests regular consumption of melatonin can reduce chances of age-related macular degeneration

A team of medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Ophthalmic Bioinformatics has found further evidence that regular consumption of melatonin reduces an older person's chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that often leads to blindness.


Is Watermelon Good for You?

This juicy summer fruit packs plenty of nutritional and health benefitsWatermelon's red color comes from the powerful antioxidant lycopene.By Julia CalderoneA staple at picnics and backyard barbe...


How Healthy Are Avocados Really?

Avocados are known for their abundance of healthy nutrients and numerous health benefits. But what are these nutrients and benefits exactly? Avocados are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that can help lower your cholesterol levels. Dr. Frank Hu and his team at Harvard studied the effects of avocados on the health of 110,000 adults over 30 years old. The research team found that people who ate at least 2 servings a week had a 21% lower risk of coronary heart disease. Avocados are great for your gut microbiome as they are high in fiber, which helps with weight control and healthy gut activity. It contains vitamin £, which can help keep the skin healthy, lutein, which aids vision, and potassium, which helps reduce high blood pressure. However, Dr. Martin Kohlmeier, a professor at the University of North Carolina, says, "Many reported effects are replacement effects."


Sunburn SOS: 7 tips to soothe your sun-damaged skin, according to a wellness expert

If not treated properly, sunburn can lead to severe skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer, experts warn. A wellness and beauty expert shares seven main remedies to treat sun-damaged skin.


11 high-fiber fruits that can boost your gut and heart health

Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. Which fruits have the most fiber? Dietitians share high-fiber fruits to add to your diet for gut and brain health.


A church where wellness meets spirituality

NEW YORK (RNS) — With today’s emptier church pews and fuller yoga studios, churches like The Well are attempting to bridge the two worlds for spiritual fulfillment.


Weight-loss options for US youth are hard to come by

By Robin Respaut and Chad Terhune (Reuters) - For many U.S. parents seeking help for a child with obesity, the most widely-endorsed treatment is out of reach - and it's not the popular weight-loss drug Wegovy. Leading medical groups recommend intensive behavioral counseling - 26 hours within one year - to teach children and their families practical ways to eat healthier and move more. But these


Steep physical decline with age is not inevitable – here’s how strength training can change the trajectory

Raise your hand if you regularly find yourself walking up a flight of stairs. What about carrying heavy bags of groceries? How about picking up your child or grandchild? Most of us would raise our hands to doing at least one of those weekly, or even daily. As people age, it can become more and more difficult to perform some physical tasks, even those that are normal activities of daily living. However, prioritizing physical fitness and health as...


A new study shows that 1 year of this kind of exercise yields results 4 years later

Exercise is good, but resistance training with heavy weight is great! That’s especially true if you are looking to maintain strength in older age, a new study shows.


How hunters are helping researchers track tick-borne diseases

A unique collaboration between hunters and researchers is helping to track ticks and the diseases they spread.


Sleep apnea: Symptoms, causes and treatment

As we move through life, the cacophony of snores and snuffles emanating from the bedroom increases. Anyone who has slept, or tried to sleep, next to a snoring partner knows how insufferable this can be – how mortifying, then, to be told the next morning that we are holding our own in the nocturnal orchestra department. The British Snoring and Sleep...


Can Cat Litter Make Me Sick? 5+ Diseases and Parasites That Lurk in Litter

No doubt about it, cleaning out a kitty litter box is one of the least enjoyable parts of being a cat owner. The smell, the dust, vacuuming up scattered litter—not anyone’s idea of a good time. But besides the inconvenience, it’s a job that could actually make you seriously ill. We’re about to introduce you to several serious diseases and parasites...


Why You're Dizzy When You Wake Up - and When to Be Concerned

Mornings can be tough.


Where are the healthiest places to live in Michigan?

Life is generally healthiest in Northwest Michigan and outside Detroit, in Livingston, Washtenaw and Oakland counties, according to a new data-heavy analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Seven of the top 10 ranked counties from the report are found in those two regions, with Leelanau County finishing No. 1 overall for the fifth consecutive year. Wayne County, the state’s ...


What To Know and Do About Eye Pain

Medically reviewed by Andrew Greenberg, MD Medically reviewed by Andrew Greenberg, MD Eye pain is common for many people. It's not always a sign of a serious condition and usually resolves within a few days or weeks with minimal treatment. Corneal abrasion (when scratches form on the part of your eye that covers the iris and pupil) and infections l...


‘Ozempic Face’: How the Popular Weight Loss Drug is Dramatically Altering The Way People Look

‘Ozempic Face’: How the Popular Weight Loss Drug is Dramatically Altering The Way People Look


8 Of The Unhealthiest Canned Beans You'll Find At The Store

Canned beans might seem like a healthy option, but in fact, they can be one of the unhealthiest things in your pantry. We're examining the 8 worst offenders.


Researchers discover links between personality traits and eating disorder onset

A new study reveals further insight into the links between personality traits and the onset of eating disorder symptoms.


Nate Robinson talks about life-threatening kidney disease: "I want to stay alive for the next 40 years"

Nate came out publicly in 2022 that he has serious kidney disease and is in desperate need of a donor.


California Beachgoers Warned Over Water Quality, Bacterial Levels

Places to avoid include the swim areas of Marina Del Rey's Mother's Beach and Sweetwater Canyon Storm Drain, Carbon Canyon Beach.


Warning signs, symptoms and tips: How to stay safe in the heat

To help you stay safe amid scorching temperatures this summer, here are a few things you should consider.


My 10-Year-Old Daughter Was Losing Weight. Nothing Prepared Me for Her Diagnosis

Looking back, there were likely other symptoms that I missed.


So THAT'S Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

Here's what makes you so attractive to the bugs and how you can prevent bites.


Epstein-Barr virus: How does a common infection trick the immune system into attacking the brain in people with MS?

Almost 3 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (MS)—an autoimmune disease caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the brain and central nervous system.


8 reasons you feel tired all the time and what you can do about it


Moderna’s combination flu & Covid vaccine is more effective than existing shots in late-stage trial

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the data from its phase three trial of a combination flu and Covid-19 vaccine, the company's vaccine pipeline outlook, and more.