Healthy Behaviors 1727 results

Smokers Seek Multiple Sources of Nicotine

Preliminary results from a major study of e-cigarettes and smoking finds that 40 percent of smokers get their nicotine fix from more than one source, the Associated Press reports. Of those, about half use some type of e-cigarette as well as ...

Should It Be Floss-Brush, or Brush-Floss?

Daily flossing, as your dentist has doubtless told you a million times, is crucial for dental health. But it turns out that even those who do floss each day may be doing it wrong. Self reports that while some flossing is far superior to no ...

Emulsifiers in Food Suspected of Disrupting Digestion

Emulsifiers, which are chemicals commonly added to processed foods to increase "creaminess" and extend shelf life, may mess with gut bacteria and cause inflammation, researchers say. Reuters reports that the study raises concerns that the ...

‘Superfood’ Olive Oil May Fight Cancer, Too

An antioxidant found in olive oil causes cancer cells to die, suggesting that olive oil may have cancer-fighting potential, Fox News reports. The heart-health benefits of olive oil are well-documented, but the latest research says that the ...

Here’s How to Break Up With Your Soda Bottle

Many of us grew up with soda, whether as an occasional treat or an everyday beverage. As adults, we known these sugary drinks are empty calories and bad for your health, but quitting them is easier said than done. Health has 13 strategies you can ...

No, You’re Not Too Young to Have a Heart Attack

Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? Pain in the chest, upper body or stomach, shortness of breath, anxiety, lightheadedness, cold sweats, and nausea and vomiting are the most common, but women often ignore them -- which could help explain ...

Carbs May Not Be the Whole Dietary Answer for Endurance Athletes

"Carb loading" is taken as an article of faith by many performance athletes, but experts say there are some cases where athletes should favor fat over carbohydrates before competition, the New York Times reports. Carbs are more metabolically ...

Moderate Exercise Helps the Female Heart

Middle-aged women who exercised at a moderate pace a few times a week have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease comparable to those who do more strenuous activity, HealthDay News reports. British researchers who studied 1.1 million women with ...

Parents Need to Be Smarter About Student Snacks

Schools have done a better job of providing nutritious food to kids; now, it's parents' turn to step up, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. CBS reports that according to the pediatricians' group, home-packed lunches remain high in ...

Sleep Problems? Try Some Bedtime Meditation

Mindfulness meditation can yield significant improvements among older adults with sleep problems, the New York Times reports. In a study led by University of Southern California researchers, a group of people age 50 and older who received six ...