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8 everyday activities that boost your health

When it comes to your health, you already know how important it is to eat well and stay active. But other hobbies and lifestyle changes—that have nothing to do with diet or exercise—can also offer a big payoff for your wellbeing. Try incorporating a few of these activities into your routine to …

These Are the 10 Fittest Cities in America

Hint for #1: people wear bikinis 365 days a year.<p>We've heard the scary stats about the state of health in the U.S.–just last week a study reported only 2.7 percent of Americans fulfilled criteria for a "healthy lifestyle" (that is, having 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, a diet …

10 Natural Remedies for Sinus Pain

The Latest in Sinus Infection<p>Sinusitis affects up to 20 percent of people at some point, and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or other …

Vitamin D Supplements Are Not Effective, And Could Be Dangerous, Studies Find

Don't waste your money.<p><i>This article was written by Tim Spector from King's College London and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>Everyone …

Melioidosis - Scientists warn of global spread of little-known, deadly disease

A new study finds that melioidosis, a difficult to diagnose deadly bacterial disease endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, is likely to …

Science Shows How Practicing Mindfulness a Few Minutes a Day Can Transform Your Life

Being present in the moment is key to peak performance.<p>If you've ever thought meditation was something that should be reserved for hippies and monks only, you're not alone. Many people think mindfulness is a little too "out there" and doesn't have much place in today's modern world.<p>Yet, as wonky as …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

Dementia

Ebola: British health worker brought to UK from Sierra Leone for assessment

Woman potentially had contact with virus but Public Health England stresses risk of infection is very low<p>A British health worker potentially exposed to Ebola has been brought back to the UK for assessment and monitoring.<p>Public Health England (PHE) said the woman had potential contact with the …

Is therapy worth it? Seven personal stories about the price of mental health

• Therapy requires trust as well as money, which can often be in short supply<br>• As young Americans transition from their parents’ insurance to their own, many find therapy to be too expensive<p>Far from offering patients pennies for their thoughts, mental health therapists often end up billing them …

Mental Health

The cost of mental health: ‘Why do I need to pay someone to listen?’

Matt, a 23-year-old New Yorker, recently started going to therapy again. Yet if he had to chose between it and smoking, drinking or eating, he would give it up<p><i>This is one of seven interviews with young professionals about their experiences with therapy and its costs. Read the rest here.</i><p>About half a …

Apple reportedly tested many more health features for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was originally planned to be focused much more on health-monitoring, according to a new report, with an array of sensors for tracking …

Apple was forced to nix key health features from its smartwatch -- report

The health-focused smartwatch that Apple initially envisioned is not the same one the company will unveil next month, according to a new report.<p>Apple's original concept for the Apple Watch was one that would track blood pressure, heart activity, stress levels and other functions, the Wall Street …

A bunch of cool health features were cut from the Apple Watch at the last minute

The Apple Watch was meant to feature a system to track how stressed you are by measuring the conductivity of skin. You sweat more if you're nervous, and that makes your skin more conductive.<p>The Watch also included an electrocardiogram feature that measures a user's heart rate (that's more in-depth …

Track your child’s health, growth and development using BabyBerry

Developed by Bangalore-based Cerebrahm Innovations, BabyBerry is an app that tracks and monitors your child's health and growth

Health experts question lack of crackdown on ‘homeopathic vaccines’

An outbreak of measles in Ontario prompted the provincial and federal health ministers last week to call parents of unvaccinated children irresponsible. But some public health experts are questioning why governments and regulatory bodies are standing back as some licensed health professionals sell …

Sensor issues forced health features to be cut from Apple Watch

Apple was forced to drop a raft of health-related features from its upcoming smartwatch following issues with the built-in sensors, claims a …

Ebola: the race to find a cure | Sarah Boseley

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …