Preventative Health

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.

Chemicals in Food Packaging, Plastics, and Makeup May Lower Vitamin D Levels

This is the first time BPA and phthalates have been linked to the “sunshine vitamin.”

‘Super Agers’ May Reveal Clues About Keeping the Brain Young

The author of a new study shares the memory-boosting advice she’d give her mom.

Sugar Industry Manipulated Research on Heart Disease, Report Says

An investigation revealed Big Sugar worked to shift the blame onto dietary fat and cholesterol. This may be one reason we don’t associate the sweet stuff with cardiovascular risk factors, according to the authors of the report.

Considering an Ovarian Cancer Screening Test? Read This First

There’s no good evidence these widely used tests are reliable, the FDA warns. Here’s what experts recommend instead.

How Exercise Can Help to Offset the Risks of Alcohol

New research provides yet another reason to head to the gym.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Looks Promising, But Here’s What You Need to Know

The experimental medication targets brain plaques that may be responsible for memory loss, and new research suggests it can reduce them. But it’s not clear if that translates into better brain function, or the ability to stop or slow down the progression of the memory-robbing condition; much more research is needed before it can be approved as a Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

This EpiPen Hack Can Save You Money, But Is It Safe?

An allergist weighs in on the pros and cons of the DIY epinephrine kits everyone’s talking about.

New Research Offers Updated Mammogram Timing Suggestions

Although current mammogram guidelines say once every two years for women ages 50 to 74, some with dense breasts should get screened every year, while others may only need a mammo every three years, according to researchers.

Do These Three Things to Prevent Alzheimer’s, Study Says

New research identifies three key lifestyle factors that seem to be linked with reduced protein buildups associated with Alzheimer’s.

This Common Pain Medication Reverses Alzheimer’s Memory Loss in Mice

The NSAID could be a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s in the future, researchers say.

Extra Weight May Age the Brain 10 Years

Here’s more evidence to support the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight.