Preventative Health

3 Ways to Recover From Sleep Deprivation

How to bounce back when you are beyond exhausted. 

Why Yo-Yo Dieting Is Seriously Bad for Your Heart (Even If You’re Not Overweight)

A new study found that postmenopausal women who lost and regained weight had about 3.5 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death, and a 66% greater risk of dying from coronary heart disease.

Can Probiotics Help People With Alzheimer’s? Study Shows Promise

The researchers think probiotics might help protect against memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s, but it’s too early to say for sure.

5 New Toothpaste Flavors You’ll Be Obsessed With

Spice up your morning and nighttime routines by switching out your usual mint toothpaste for one of these tantalizing new flavors (think mojito or licorice mint) that will actually get you pumped to brush.

6 Products to Help You Sleep Better at Night

Nothing is worse than tossing and turning all night long. Incorporate these items into your sleep sanctuary and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Calcium Supplements May Damage the Heart, But Calcium-Rich Foods Seem to Protect It

Should you be taking calcium supplements? A new study adds to growing concern about getting our vitamins and minerals from pills rather than food.

Some Women May Need Just 4 Pap Tests—Ever

Women who’ve had the HPV vaccine may need fewer cervical cancer screenings than current guidelines recommend, according to a new Harvard study.

How Childhood Trauma Can Cause Premature Aging

Changes in your cells can follow you for life.

Got Hot Flashes? Acupuncture May Offer Relief, Study Finds

For many women, the natural remedy reduced hot flashes and night sweats by 47%—and for a small group, the benefit was almost double.

The Truth About People Who Brag They Don’t Need Much Sleep

A new study suggests they’re really taking mini-naps all day long.