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The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

A study has found that regularly eating meals alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness, besides existing mental illness. Why is hanging out with friends so helpful?<p>For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a …

Mental Health

What’s your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell

Nick Henry first experienced the symptoms of kidney disease in 2004, shortly after the 19-year-old had a severe reaction to a spider bite. "I woke up …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Top 10 Healthiest Foods In The World

What is actually healthy eating? It is consuming a variety of foods that give all essential nutrients for your body. But choosing the right foods …

10 surprising ways your body is telling you to drink more water

Dehydration shows itself in a variety of ways: headache, constipation, dizziness and muscle cramps, just to name a few.<p>It can also send you to the hospital.<p>"We commonly ignore the early warning signs of dehydration, but it's something to take seriously because it can affect the whole body," Grace …

Wellness

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

What are the best foods to fight aging?

Eat well for a long and healthy life – that's a mantra that we're all familiar with, but what are the best foods to help us achieve that goal? In …

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

Researchers are experimenting with engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables in an effort to pave the way to a more effective weapon against …

8 subtle signs your body's telling you your diet is all wrong

Our bodies have clever ways of protesting<p>There's one very obvious way you can tell if your diet isn't healthy: putting on weight. But it's certainly …

Wellness

Eating Fish and Avoiding Juice Can Lower Your Chance of Prostate Cancer

The Mediterranean diet has long been hailed by doctors as the best choice for heart health, with studies showing that people who eat plenty of …

There is such a thing as eating too much healthy fat - this is how it affects your body

Eating avocados and snacking on nuts is healthy, but only to an extent.<p>If you've started off 2018 jumping head first into a health kick, the chances are you'll have purchased an avocado in the past 10 days. You'll probably also have swapped crisps for almonds when it comes to snacking, and you'll …

Everything You Need to Know About Going Pescatarian

The word pescatarian is a clever mash up of two words: <i>pesce</i>, being the Italian word for fish, and –<i>tarian</i>, from <i>vegetarian</i>. The veg and vegan lifestyles have been going strong for years (and there are tons of veggie-based blogs to prove it). Today, many omnivores are cutting back on meat …

17 immune-boosting foods to get you through cold and flu season - TODAY.com

A drop in temperature signals the start of cold and flu season. If you’re not careful, you could be one of the thousands of people who get sick.<p>Of course, one of the best ways to protect yourself is by getting your annual flu shot, but fortifying your immune system doesn't end at the doctor's …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Why Does Your Nose Run When It's Cold?

You can lose more than a cup of fluid per day through your nose.<p>About 50-90 percent of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this …

The most germ-infested places you encounter every day — and how to avoid getting sick

It's 6 a.m. Your alarm shrieks and you hit the snooze button. You have just deposited germs on your alarm clock. Most of us cringe when strangers cough or sneeze near us in public. But the truth is, hands are the real germ carriers. And our own hands are culprits, too. As you go about your day, …

Christmas Trees

Boost Your Immune System With These 15 Foods | Men’s Health

15 Foods You Should Eat to Stay Healthy All Winter<p>Eating a variety of nutrients will keep you going when the cold weather hits<p>Getty<p>Sniffling. Sneezing. Hand sanitizer. It’s that time of year again. Your risk of dealing with an unpleasant sickness spikes once the days get shorter and the air gets …

Why cold air makes your nose run

About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.<p>It's the job of your nose to make the air you breathe in warm and wet so that when it gets to your lungs it does not …

Alternative Medicine

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to …

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Why we still don’t understand sleep, and why it matters

For the first 20 years of his life, Henry Nicholls had a healthy relationship with sleep. Shortly after his 21st birthday, he began to experience …

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking?

Ahead of Alcohol Awareness Week (November 13-19 2017), I have shared my seven important benefits that you will experience if you give up alcohol in …

New therapy 'rewires' the brain to fight depression

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on antidepressants, but studies show they can be ineffective in up to 40 percent of all patients.<p>California native, Bob Holmes is one of the 16 million people in the U.S. who suffer major depressive episodes each year. Holmes has suffered from …

Why Your Brain Needs to Dream

We often hear stories of people who’ve learned from their dreams or been inspired by them. Think of Paul McCartney’s story of how his hit song …

UC Berkeley

What are polyphenols and which foods contain them?

Polyphenols are a category of chemicals that naturally occur in plants. There are more than 500 unique polyphenols. Collectively, these chemicals are …