Bored with your usual workout? Your muscles might be, too. Changing exercise routines every three to four weeks can trigger something called “muscle confusion”: As muscles become exposed to new routines, they are forced to work harder in response.
The final deadline to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is less than three weeks away, and the White House and its allies are pulling out the stops to get more people signed up after one of the most disastrous debuts ever of a government program.
We all carry with us reminders of the person we used to be. It’s just a lot more literal for some than others. People who lose a massive amount of weight are often surprised at how unhappy they still are with their bodies. The fat is gone, but all that skin that held it in place?
Connecticut’s new requirement that all kids in daycare get a flu shot every year appears to have kept many of those children out of the hospital during later flu seasons, researchers reported Thursday.
Don't want to be a Barbie girl?Last year, artist Nickolay Lamm created an alternative: a doll with a body based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old American woman, taken from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The 3-D model he posted online soon went viral.
It’s been a dozen years since a definitive study found that breast self-exams did more harm than good and four years since a government task force agreed, telling women to stop the once-mandated monthly shower sessions, circular motions and all.
Alzheimer’s disease may be killing more than 500,000 people in the U.S. each year, making it possibly the third leading killer behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study that takes a new look at the way the deaths are estimated.