Farmers have been selectively breeding plants for thousands of years. They have done so to make them tastier, bigger, or hardier. Technology has moved part of this process out of the farmer’s field and into the scientist’s lab. Now plants like corn and soybeans can be changed by changing certain genes.
As you age, you gradually lose muscle mass. The result: Your muscles weaken. By keeping them strong, though, you can slow down this natural part of aging. A recent study suggests you may even add years to your life.
In a recent study, researchers set out to see how many adults in the U.S. actually live a healthy lifestyle. They focused on 4 features of a healthy lifestyle: exercising regularly, eating healthy, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight.
When you have a pesky sore throat or a lingering cold, you may look for a quick fix. Antibiotics may seem like a good choice. But for many such common illnesses, they won’t help.
Here’s a possible eye-opener: Carrots aren’t the only sight-saving veggies. In fact, many foods can give you the nutrients you need to keep your eyes healthy.
Since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines have helped millions of Americans eat healthier. Updated every 5 years, the guidelines are packed with nutritional advice based on sound scientific data.
For every hour of TV you watch, you may well be shaving years off your life. So suggests a recent study that linked too much television to some of the most common causes of death.
Eating for two doesn’t mean you need to eat twice as much. When you are pregnant, you should keep an eye on your weight. But many women are gaining too many pounds during pregnancy, says a recent government report. That can lead to many health woes for mom and baby.
Shopping may seem like a harmless activity. Perhaps the only downfall: your empty wallet. But for some people, shopping can turn into an addiction.
Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes these days, but a recent study found that they are turning to e-cigarettes and hookahs for their nicotine.
If you're not a fan of spicy foods, you might reconsider. A recent study suggests regularly eating spicy foods—in particular, chili peppers—may lengthen your life.
It probably isn’t news to you that drinking lots of alcohol can harm your liver. But what about sugar-sweetened beverages? Think soda, fruit juice, and sports and energy drinks. A recent study suggests they also may be bad for your liver.