If you have a baby, and if something is wrong with that baby (something always seems wrong), somebody will suggest that you take your baby to a chiropractor. Perhaps you will hear this recommendation even when nothing is wrong. Friends, do not take your baby to the chiropractor.
Whether you’re depressed, or sick, or feeling like shit for reasons unknown, it’s important to take care of yourself. Block out a little bit of time, maybe a few times a day, to click on over to YouFeelLikeShit.com.
Thanks in part to climate change, ticks are exploring territory (including your skin) in more areas than ever before. They used to be rare in my part of Pennsylvania, but lately I’ve had to pull a few off myself or family members each summer. Instead of freaking out anew over each one, start a scrapbook.
Look, we don’t approve of scooping the insides out of your bagel, but you should know the truth: Scooping out the chewy insides of your bagel can subtract more than a third of the bagel’s calories.
Even at our cleanest, we are covered in germs and we are full of germs. It’s okay! That’s totally normal. These microorganisms are essential to our health. You probably don’t need to mess with them, but if you’d like to try, the terms to know are prebiotics and probiotics.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently urging consumers, restaurants, and retailers to throw out any chopped romaine lettuce. That includes store-bought chopped romaine lettuce in pre-made salad mixes. At least 35 people from 11 different states have been infected with E. coli, and the source has…
A lot of eggs are being recalled! More than 200 million eggs, in fact, due to a salmonella outbreak that has been traced to a North Carolina farm. This farm has halted distribution of its eggs, which have sickened 22 people. Business Insider reports the eggs were sold primarily at Walmart and Food Lion in nine states:…
Cleaning products don’t have to disclose their ingredients on the package, so it can be hard to know what you’re actually getting. If you’re looking for cleaners that are better for your health and for the environment, try these labels that show products have undergone some scrutiny.
Small amounts of peanut protein can stave off peanut allergies, according to a landmark 2015 trial that found this approach reduced the risk of developing a peanut allergy by 80 percent in susceptible kids. You can now buy expensive peanut powders for your baby, but you know what works at least as well? A 99 cent…
Weed is famous for its ability to relieve nausea, but it can have the opposite effect in people who smoke a lot of it. The little-known condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), involves bouts of extreme nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain, and can be temporarily relieved by a hot shower.
It would be terrifying if baby wipes caused food allergies, right? Good thing we have zero evidence of that (phew). A recent study was reported as if this is the answer to why everybody’s allergic to peanuts, but guess what? The study didn’t prove that. And it didn’t involve baby wipes. It didn’t even involve (human)…
Don’t bother inviting me to a dinner party, because I don’t have to snoop in your bathroom to tell you this: you’ve got a mess in your medicine cabinet... or whatever you use for storage in there. Hundreds of band-aids, but none where you need them? Expired medications? Yeah, I’ve been there too.
Some foods are too delicious to completely let go of when you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake. For me, those things are a topping or dip of some kind that usually require an additional calorie-heavy food to deliver the tasty goodness to my mouth. If you’re dieting, it’s smart to replace the delivery method…
There’s a whole market for aluminum-free deodorants. They’re marketed as natural or primal or somehow vaguely better for you. But hold up a sec: why are you avoiding aluminum, which (unlike those natural deodorants) can actually stop you from sweating? It’s fine.
LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but the science has evolved since then. High HDL is no longer automatically good, for example. Let’s take a look at what your cholesterol numbers really mean.
Coffee is the latest substance to earn a warning that it contains a chemical “known to the state of California to cause cancer.” (The chemical, acrylamide, is formed when beans are roasted.) But this is a legal designation, not a purely scientific one.
It’s obvious that parking your butt on the couch for several hours straight playing a game isn’t good for you, but sometimes it’s hard to resist. Here’s how to do it without messing up your body.
Good news for those who want to live a long life devoid of the pleasures of food: A new study finds that sharply reducing calorie intake, even among healthy individuals, helps slow metabolism and possibly stall the aging process. Because the body’s metabolism slows, people should eat progressively less to maintain…
If you get a genetic test on a lark, and it tells you that you have a variant that puts you at risk for cancer, you’re supposed to head straight to a professional for a more expensive test to confirm. But in a recent study, that initial, just-for-fun test turned out to be wrong 40 percent of the time.
When it comes to searching for medical information online, the internet can be a… mixed bag. This week, the Federal Drug Administration released an app to make searching for information about that new drug your doctor subscriber (or that other one you saw an ad for on TV) easier to find, and a ton more reliable.