No matter how young an individual may feel at heart, little can currently be done to counteract the effects of natural cardiovascular aging. As an adults ages, his or her heart grows larger and its walls thicken, often leading to a disease known as diastolic heart failure.
Go ahead, indulge in one of summer's great pleasures. These options—at home or on the go—keep portions around 400 calories, so you can enjoy your favorite warm-weather treat and still keep your healthy diet on track.
Newly released statistics from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more Americans now commit suicide than die in traffic accidents.
Back in the old days, riding a "girl's bike" meant tooling around on a pretty painted bike that had a sloping top tube (just in case you wanted to ride in a long skirt) and a basket with a big plastic daisy on the front. Today, "girls" are tearing it up on a whole new breed of women-specific bikes built to suit their needs.
A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees. The bacterial disease, called Huanglongbing, does not affect humans but does kill off citrus trees.
Herbal medicine has been around for centuries, and it just so happens to have a much more comprehensive track record of success than conventional medicine, which more often than not comes with nasty side effects.
Certain foods just can’t shake their bad reputations: Eggs are bad for your cholesterol, fat will give you a heart attack, and chocolate causes acne. And while the first two have been soundly refuted, new research shows that there may actually be some truth to chocolate's bad rep.
Land of the free, home of the allergy-prone? A study released today in JAMA Pediatrics has found that children born in the U.S. are almost twice as likely to develop allergic diseases than children born in other countries.
People who are trying either for weight loss or against weight gain do better by weighing themselves daily, according to a 2005 study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
The computer-generated iridescence seen in hair commercials is hard to match in the real world, but even the most lackluster locks can get a shine boost with the right treatments for healthy hair.