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Probiotics’ benefits are being called into question—here’s what you need to know before you pop your next bottle

Everybody knows that probiotics are a non-negotiable part of any healthy gal’s routine, right? If you’re nodding in agreement, prepare to have your …

Microbiome

Probiotics For Kids: Everything You Need To Know

You've heard functional medicine doctors, wellness pros, and people in your own circle sing the praises of probiotics—at least in adults. But what …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Advice on Learning a New Language From People Who Speak up to 16

Anyone can learn a new language, no matter their age. Simply follow this expert advice down the sweet-talking path to success.<p>Being fluent in a …

Language Learning

Planned Parenthood’s rollout of menopausal hormone therapy is a serious health-care win

Planned Parenthood has, for a long time, helped women gain affordable access to sexual and reproductive-health needs like birth control, pelvic …

Planned Parenthood

Combined adult neurogenesis and BDNF mimic exercise effects on cognition in an Alzheimer’s mouse model

Structured Abstract<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of age-related dementia, characterized by cognitive impairment, …

Cognitive Impairment

Menopause and Insomnia: 11 Ways to Finally Catch Your Zzzs

Forget sleeping like a baby. Most women I know who are experiencing menopause and insomnia want to sleep like a husband, or a teenager, or the family …

The 10 best Crohn's disease blogs

Crohn's disease can be difficult and stressful, but methods of managing it come in many forms. Blogs can help to build your knowledge of the disease, …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Cleaning Cheat Sheet Every Busy Person Needs in Their Life

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>10 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

Cleaning

Osteoarthritis: Can an antioxidant offer protection?

In a recent series of experiments, scientists found that a specific antioxidant helps prevent the damage that osteoarthritis causes to cartilage. …

Osteoarthritis

What to know about infectious (septic) arthritis

Infectious arthritis, also called septic arthritis, is an infection in a joint that causes arthritis-like symptoms. It is a type of inflammatory …

Immune System

Study: CRISPR may have cracked cancer’s “immortality switch”

CRISPR might be en route to halting the progress of certain aggressive cancers.<p>A new study finds that the gene editing tool is capable of limiting a common protein that enables cancer cells to keep reproducing. More than 50 types of cancers possess an “immortality switch” that essentially lets them …

Cancer Cells

The 10 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Fight Chronic Disease

These natural foods are packed with disease-fighting nutrients.<p>1 Avocado<p>If you’re already spreading avocado on your toast every morning, you’re doing your body a favor. “Avocado is a good source of monounsaturated fats,” says Keri Gans, MS, RD, a New York-based nutrition consultant and author of <i>The</i> …

Antiinflammatory

10 Benefits of Golden (Turmeric) Milk and How to Make It

Golden milk — also known as turmeric milk — is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures.<p>This bright yellow beverage is …

Antiinflammatory

Seven ways to boost your gut health

Eat more prebiotics<p>Scientists have identified a few species among the many trillions of microbes that live in your intestines that play a crucial role in gut health and maintaining a balanced immune system. Your dietary intake is vital to allowing these species to flourish and to preventing …

Microbiome

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its …

Immunotherapy

Everything you've wanted to know about nutrition, but were too afraid to ask

He adds, "relative to carbs, I would say that saturated fat is beneficial - it's pretty clear from this data".<p>Which brings us to carbs, which have …

Vegetable-Quinoa Skillet With Goat Cheese

Makes 2 Servings<p>Ingredients<p>2teaspoons olive oil<br>• 2 small bunch asparagus, woody stems trimmed, cut in 2-inch pieces<br>• 2cloves garlic, minced<br>• 1cup cherry …

Recipes

Sparkling water is really, really not good for you

If you’re on a health kick, sparkling water may well be your drink of choice.<p>It’s good for your health and your figure, right?<p>It turns out that there …

Carbon Dioxide

Five types of food to increase your psychological well-being

We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart …

Mental Disorders

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you've been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

An Aussie Chef Swears by This Simple Recipe for Better Gut Health

Instagram has ushered in a torrent of colorful, one-hit-wonder food trends, but if New York's latest brunch spot is any indication, one particular …

Food

Probiotics Unexpectedly Backfire in Gut Health Study

"I would be careful in my choices."<p>Gut health is having a bit of a moment. Research on the microbiome shows that the trillions of bacteria naturally …

Microbiome

10 harsh lessons that will make you more successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond …

Success

New multiple sclerosis culprit identified

It is still unclear what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research closes in on the faulty immune system mechanisms involved in the development of …

Multiple Sclerosis

An Ob/Gyn Explains if You Actually Need to Check Your IUD Strings

Birth control has been around for decades, but all those options can sometimes be confusing. That’s particularly true when it comes to intrauterine …

Women's Health

How to handle a long, narrow garden

Eton Terrace, in the heart of New Town, Edinburgh, is an elegant curved street; as a result, one garden sits at a sharp angle to the house, coming to a point at the far end. It isn’t a shape that lends itself readily to any obvious design, and fitting in all the features without ending up with a …

Landscaping

Obesity Study Shows Which Parent Passes Down "Good" and "Bad" Fat

Together, mom and dad's genes could help solve the obesity epidemic.<p>Each day, it seems more and more unlikely that we’ll hit the World Health …

Body Fat

Sepsis can kill before you know it, so it’s wise to know the symptoms

<b>Sepsis awareness</b><p>Infection can set off a chain reaction that quickly causes death<p>The human immune system is a wonder, an intricately constructed network of organs, cells and biological processes designed to ward off infection and disease.<p>But sometimes the system goes into overdrive, leading to …

Medicine

10 Foods You Should Start Eating This Month To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To A Nutritionist

Cardio is great and crunches get to the core of things. But when it comes to shedding pounds from your middle, food is a big factor. We asked Colette …

Nutrition