First Aid & Health Basics

Sitting Is Bad for Your Health—But Fidgeting Can Help

New research shows that toe tapping might help to counteract the deleterious heart effects of sedentary behavior.

6 Million Americans Drink Unsafe Water. Here’s How to Know What’s in Your Tap

Researchers have found significant levels of dangerous chemicals in water from 33 states. Use this guide to check the safety of your supply.

10 Health Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Don’t text and…walk? That’s right. Ten small behavior tweaks 
to keep you healthy and intact (and out of the ER).

NY Just Made Free Tampons Available: That’s a Trend We Can Get Behind

New York is hopefully the first of many cities to pass a “menstrual equity” bill.

Is It Really OK to Skip a Period Using Birth Control?

Lots of women use the pill to change the timing of their periods. Here, experts weigh in on whether that's a safe idea.

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate In Half

Researchers have identified simple lifestyle factors that could make a huge difference.

The Common Habit That Could Totally Warp Your Body Image

Young adults who engage in this behavior the most could be at a higher risk of developing eating disorders and body image problems, according to new research.

11 Important Habits That Keep Your Eyes Healthy 

Want to keep 
your eyes in great shape for 
years to come? These everyday habits will help you see a clear future.

What Causes Inflammation?

Inflammation is the hidden culprit behind dozens of health problems. Here’s what you need to know about it—and the new science on how best to keep it in check.

Birthing Playlists Are on the Rise—Is This the Ultimate One?

Spotify partnered with an OB-GYN to create the perfect “push” playlist.