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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.


Should You Take Your Bird Feeder Down During Avian Influenza This Summer?

The avian influenza (H5N1) emerged in the early 2020s and has spread through bird and poultry populations worldwide. But should you take down your bird feeder?


12 Best Tinted Moisturizers With SPF, Tested By Dermatologists And Editors

A tried-and-tested list from editors and derms themselves.


3 Anti-Aging Exercises to Help You Stay Active

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


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...


How to stay safe in extreme high temperatures

From New York to India, temperatures are soaring to dangerous levels across the globe. Kristie L Ebi, Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, walks through the signs of heat stroke and steps that should be taken to stay safe this summer.


What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Peanut Butter Regularly

Peanut butter is a popular spread because it’s delicious—but it offers potential health benefits, too.


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.


Over-the-counter supplement found to improve walking for peripheral artery disease patients

The over-the-counter supplement nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3, increased the walking endurance of patients with peripheral artery disease, a chronic leg condition for which there are few effective treatments.


Experts sound alarm over factor linked to increased wildfires: 'It's a huge health issue'

Air pollution from coal and wood smoke has been linked to respiratory issues — even in rural areas around the globe. Experts sound alarm over factor linked to increased wildfires: 'It's a huge health issue' first appeared on The Cool Down.


Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

One in four older adults in the U.S. will fall each year, putting them at risk of injury, broken bones and even death. Falls are a growing public health concern as the country's population sees record numbers of people turn 65 — now and in the future. But common as falls may be, they are not inevitable. "The more work we do, the more we realize that that healthy aging doesn’t have to include falling,” said Cara McDermott, who researches falls at...


22-Year-Old Without Arms Uses Her Feet to Navigate College

Emily Rowley, 22, graduated from Southern New Hampshire University and she did it all online. Without arms, Rowley used her feet to help with the assignments on the computer as well as the talk-to-text feature. Rowley was born with bilateral phocomelia and she says doctors didn’t believe she would live long. Two decades and a psychology degree later, Rowley is glad to prove them wrong.


Why Does My Weight Fluctuate So Much?

No, your scale probably isn't broken.


Keeping astronauts healthy in space isn’t easy − new training programs will prepare students to perform medicine while thousands of miles away from Earth

In the coming decade, more people will go to space than ever before as human spaceflight enters a new era. NASA, the European Space Agency and other governmental agencies are partnering to develop crewed missions beyond the Moon. At the same time, these agencies are collaborating with private companies using new technologies to drive down the price of space exploration. Companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Sierra Space have developed...


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


How to Drink in a Healthier Way

Drinking too much alcohol isn't good for you, but it is possible to incorporate a favorite wine, beer, or cocktail into a healthy lifestyleBy Jennifer CookMany of us underestimate how much alcoho...


US Surgeon General calls for a warning label on social media sites, citing mental health harms

The addictive qualities of social media, as well as their associated mental health effects, are prompting U.S. health leaders to take action.


Chocolate Recall Update as FDA Sets Risk Level

Nine products have been withdrawn due to potential salmonella contamination.


60 Secrets the Emergency Room Staff Won’t Tell You

This astonishing insider information from doctors, nurses, and paramedics could save your life.


The Lowest Calorie Fruits to Enjoy Right Now, Per Nutritionists

Nature’s candy makes the best snack. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth but want to keep your calorie count low? The low-calorie fruits on this list will fit the bill. Each of these fruits, from apples to strawberries, clock in at under 100 calories per serving—and also provide some solid health benefits. They are rich in vitamins and nutrients that can benefit everything from your immune system to blood pressure regulation. Wondering what to pair with healthy fruit, so you’ll feel satisfied? “While many people want to cut calories by limiting snacks to just fruit, remember that you’ll stay full for longer by pairing fruit with protein and fat. A tablespoon of peanut butter, slice of cheese, or a handful of trail mix will help keep you feeling satisfied while still keeping calories in check,” says Kaytee Hadley, M.S., R.D.N., I.F.M.C.P.. Meet the experts: Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., is the founder and president of Nutritious Life. Christine Byrme, M.P.H., R.D., is a non-diet dietitian and the owner of Ruby Oak Nutrition in Raleigh, NC. Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., is the CEO of Plant Based with Amy and Master the Media. It’s also important to note that 90% of Americans don’t eat the recommended two servings of fruit daily, says Hadley. “My goal is to help people find the ones they enjoy and can eat regularly so they can get all the health benefits from the fiber, micronutrients, and phytochemicals that fruit provides,” she shares. But if you’re looking to cut back on calories for weight loss, start with these lowest calorie fruits. *Additional expert input: Kaytee Hadley, M.S., R.D.N., I.F.M.C.P., is a gut health dietitian and founder of Holistic Health and Wellness in Richmond, VA. Jennifer House, MSc, R.D. is the founder of First Step Nutrition in Alberta, Canada. Alyssa Smolen, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N. is a New Jersey-based content creator. Marisa Moore R.D.N. is a registered dietitian nutritionist at marisamoore.com.


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


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

I often felt inadequate and different.


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.


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.


Health alarm raised as heat wave escalates

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 19 - The health ministry has put Perugia on red alert on Thursday due to high temperatures, with the heat wave that has hit Italy set to escalate, and seven other cities will join it on Friday - Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, Rome, Ancona, Campobasso, Palermo and Perugia. When an area is put on red alert, it means the heat is so intense that it poses a risk to healthy, active people and not just vulnerable groups such as the...


When I retired at 54 with my husband, I worried we'd be bored spending all our time together. I'm learning to focus on myself.

When the author and her husband retired young to an empty nest, she worried they'd be bored. But she has come to enjoy her retirement.


COVID-19 vaccines for kids: What you need to know

Learn about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines for kids, the possible side effects, and the benefits of vaccination.


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...


Everything that happens to your body if you’re always waking up at 6am


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...


American diets have improved in 20 years, although disparities remain

American diets have improved in 20 years, although disparities remain Is the United States the land of junk food? Despite this observation, this study by US researchers shows that the proportion of adults with a poor-quality diet in the US has declined over the past 20 years.


Not all kombucha is good for your gut, dietitians say. Here's what to look for

Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, is as popular as ever and contains antioxidants and probiotics. But is it actually good for you? Dietitians take a closer look.


I quit sugar for 6 months and this is what it did to my face and body

Cutting out sugar from her diet for six months wasn't easy, but for one writer, it was definitely worth it.


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.


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.


Zika-like virus found in sloths spreads from Amazon to humans

The three-toed sloth, native to the Amazon basin, is not known for its speed. The animals move almost as if they were in slow motion. Unfortunately the same is not true for the Oropouche virus that they carry. Part of the arbovirus family, which includes Zika and Dengue, it is subject to explosive bursts of contagion. An epidemic which hit Belem, i...


Cutting Back on One Amino Acid Increases Lifespan of Middle-Aged Mice Up to 33%

A new study in mice found limited intakes of one particular essential amino acid slowed the impacts of ageing and even lengthened their lifespan. Scientists are now wondering if these findings could help people improve their longevity and quality of life. Isoleucine is one of three branched-chain amino acids we use to build proteins in our bodies. It is essential for our survival, but since our cells can't produce it from scratch, we have to get...


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.


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

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


More than 1 in 10 patients at federally qualified health centers experience major social risk factors

A first-of-its-kind study found high rates of food insecurity, housing insecurity, financial strain, and/or a lack of transportation among patients at federally qualified health centers, particularly patients who were low-income or from racial/ethnic minority populations.


I Walked 10,000 Steps a Day on Vacation—These Are the Sneakers That Saved My Feet

I didn’t think about my feet once during this trip.


7 Iron-Deficiency Symptoms and How to Eat More of the Mineral

Feeling exhausted? These iron deficiency symptoms can tell you when you're not consuming enough iron, but these sources of iron in food can help.


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...


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


Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your child's airways are blocked during sleep. Learn about symptoms and treatments for this sleep disorder.


For these Black centenarians, life just keeps getting better

Many dread aging, but for some Black centenarians, 100 is just another number.


Sleep experts say brushing your teeth right before bed is a common nighttime routine mistake — here's why

If you want to create the ultimate nighttime routine, avoid doing these things right before bed, say sleep experts.


People On TikTok Are Putting Salt In Their Water Stating That "You Pee Less Because It Hydrates You Better" — Turns Out It Is True And Backed By Science

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Is Krill Oil Better Than Fish Oil?

Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Key Takeaways Krill oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that the body may absorb better than fish oil.Krill oil contains an antioxidant that supports eye health and has anti-inflammatory properties.A meta-analysis found that krill oil has no significant impact on blood pressure or heart disease risk factors. Krill oil i...