Grammy-nominated singer Avril Lavigne has revealed that she is battling Lyme disease. More »Avril Lavigne And 6 Other Celebrities Touched By Lyme Disease
Social media addiction is real. Try to work out how much time you’ve spent scrolling aimlessly down newsfeed after newsfeed rather than doing something productive… it doesn’t bear thinking about! After recently speaking to author Orianna Fielding in Is Your Mobile Phone Brainwashing You, we realised how much of an impact smartphones had on our everyday lives. But what are the warning signs that we really should step away from social media? More »6 Signs It's Time To Cut Down The Social Media
The superbug MRSA, which causes hard-to-treat infections and kills more people in the U.S. than AIDS each year, may have met its match — in a more-than-1,000-year-old medical remedy that is made of wine and a dried form of ox bile. More »1,000-Year-Old Medical Remedy Shows Promise Against MRSA
Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than by dusting off your trainers and taking a run. Some of you are probably shaking your head already – skin tight lycra? No thank you. But if you do feel inspired, even in the slightest, you should definitely make the most of the new warmth and start running. We’re strong believers that everyone has a 10K in them. Still unconvinced? Here are just 10 reasons why you should pick up your water bottle and start sprinting. More »10 Reasons To Run A 10K
If you’ve ever heard a loud “boom” in the night, don’t worry, you’re not going crazy — it’s just a sign of this strange sleep condition. More »Exploding Head Syndrome: The Weird Sleep Phenomenon That’s Way More Common Than You Thought
CHICAGO - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. More »Forget the proverb: An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away, new study finds
Sugar is a dieting demon for many. One bite or sip of its sweet deliciousness can leave you binging for hours on all kinds of bad foods and drinks. According to The Telegraph, “the average Briton consumes 238 teaspoons of sugar each week” without even realising it. That’s almost 1kg, or the equivalent to more than 40 cans of coke. And as we all know, sugar does bad things to the body. It promotes belly fat, damages the heart and can even decrease your life expectancy. Only problem is it’s insanely addictive. According to the Health Sciences Academy, researchers from the University of Bordeaux found that sugar is more addictive than certain drugs, with “refined sugar proving 4 times more addictive than cocaine!” Needless to say, it’s hard cutting out sugar completely – you find it in almost everything. But there are ways you can lessen the need to reach for another chocolate bar. Scared of going cold turkey? Try these 6 sugar-satisfying ways to beat cravings! More »6 Easy Ways To Curb Sugar Cravings For Good
A lot is still unknown about the circumstances surrounding the Germanwings airplane crash this week — including what medical or psychological conditions co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have had before he flew a plane carrying 150 passengers into the French Alps. More »Germanwings Crash: How Are Pilots’ Mental And Physical Health Evaluated?
A new study suggests the number of degrees you have may not actually matter to your mental well-being. More »Does Having An Education Make You Any Happier?
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Yahoo Health spoke with Katie Couric about her advocacy work and the steps you can take to stay healthy. More »Outsmart Colorectal Cancer With This Life-Saving Advice From Katie Couric
When she wrote about having her ovaries removed, Jolie gave us something other celebs don't: solid health advice. More »What Gwyneth Paltrow could learn from Angelina Jolie's op-ed
Sugar-free gum may not do as much good for your teeth as you thought, according to new research. More »Is Sugar-Free Gum Really Good For Your Teeth? New Study Calls Xylitol Into Question
Imagine if you used the Internet to find support for recovering from your eating disorder, and help inspire others to overcome theirs. Now, imagine that photos of you at your most sick were used in an article on “amazing” weight loss transformations. More »Woman ‘Physically Sick’ After Her Anorexia Photo Used In ‘Amazing’ Weight Loss Story
Imagine a world without your smartphone… it would be your worst nightmare, right? If you hate the thought of exercising without your phone, don’t panic – it can be a pretty nifty fitness tool! If you’re new to the apping world, you’ve got lots to catch up on. In an increasingly digital world, everything can be tracked, taught and shared at the touch of a button; enhancing your fitness plan more than you ever thought possible. If you’re curious to find out which apps could really make a difference to your exercise regime, or simply checking out the next-best apps to download – here are 6 of our foolproof favourites. More »6 Foolproof Fitness Apps To Get You Into Shape
Two years after Angelina Jolie Pitt made waves with her choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy, the mother of six is discussing another major health decision in The New York Times: a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. More »Why Angelina Jolie Pitt Underwent Preventive Surgery To Remove Her Ovaries
We find fitness inspiration from all corners of the Internet – social media, apps, expert articles. But one platform that’s really made an impact over the past decade is blogging. Personal accounts from health and fitness gurus are priceless. You get to hear genuine advice from ‘real’ people; people who are as excited, interested and passionate about the subject as you are. Rather then umming and ahhing, trying to decide whether that recipe’s really worth trying or if that new workout plan does get results; reach out to the blogging community for honest, authentic reviews. New to blogging? Let these 7 health and fitness bloggers inspire you for summer. More »7 Health And Fitness Blogs To Read Before Summer
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) is one of the most widely used intelligence tests on the planet. You probably know it as the IQ test — a standard measure of cognitive ability. But according to new research, if you take the test just over the northern border in Canada, your score could be lower. More »Your IQ May Be Different In Canada Than In The U.S.
Want to get legs that look sexy and strong? Try these four key exercises, and find out which weight machine you should never use. More »How to really tone your legs: 4 key exercises
Less than 10 percent of doctors recognize trafficking victims, and less than 3 percent of ER doctors have received training in recognition and action. Here’s what we can do about it. More »Most Doctors Couldn't Spot A Human-Trafficking Victim If They Saw One. Could You?
Everwonder what would happen if you stopped working out? A new study on identical twins published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise explores exactly that, and the results are dramatic. More »This is What Happens When You Stop Exercising
Once those supermarket shelves are stacked sky-high with tasty Easter eggs, all we can think about is getting our next chocolate fix. For a guilt-free Easter weekend, take the healthy option and enjoy time with friends and family without overindulging. It’s tough, but here are 8 tricks to help beat temptation. More »Easter 2015: 8 Ways To Make Easter Healthy
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is often thought of as a condition that affects kids. After all, symptoms tend to become apparent during the school years, and it’s generally diagnosed around age 7. But the truth is, it can affect adults, too. More »Can’t Focus? Maybe It's Adult ADHD