First Aid & Health Basics

3 Surprising Facts About Airplane Germs

Imagine: you’re walking down the aisle of a 747 en route to (enter dream destination here), lugging a carry-on along with a bag full of your in-flight necessities. Ever wonder about the germs that are fellow passengers on that plane? Well, now that you are (sorry!), here’s what microbiologist Charles Gerba thinks you should know.

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).

Here’s Why It Feels So Good to Scratch Your Mosquito Bites

We know, we know. You’re not supposed to scratch—but your brain is telling you otherwise.

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.

3 Things We Learned About the Zika Virus This Week

The latest on Zika, the mosquito-borne illness raising concern around the world.  

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.

Everything You (Really Didn’t But Should) Want to Know About Perimenopause

This fertility rite of passage can be surprising, annoying, and sometimes painful. Since Judy Blume hasn’t written a book about it (yet), we’ve gone to the experts for the full details.

It Takes an Average of 2 Years and 3 Doctors to Be Diagnosed With PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the leading cause of infertility, and yet doctors still often miss it.