There are a lot of mixed messages about the effects of alcohol. We've heard how moderate drinking has potential health benefits, and how heavy drinking can be detrimental to our health. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol...
An annual screening mammogram is an invaluable tool for early breast cancer detection. If it's your first time getting a mammogram, you may not know what to expect. Even women who have had mammograms before may have questions or concerns. Here's what you should know.
It doesn't matter how much you prepare during pregnancy — once your little bundle of joy has arrived, you'll probably still end up feeling totally overwhelmed. Welcome to parenthood! Having a baby is a life-changing experience, but it can be difficult to anticipate exactly how your life will change until you actually bring your newborn home. Here's a checklist to help you prepare for your new arrival.
There's nothing quite like a comforting hug. Sometimes, we embrace to express affection for a family member or friend. Other times, a hug is a part of a greeting or goodbye. But did you know there are biological reasons we hug, and science-backed facts about hugs to support their positive role in our lives? Here are a few ways hugs are helpful.
When someone says "it's in your genes," they are often referring to the way you look or how you act. But genes also play a critical role in our health. Hereditary diseases, also known as genetic disorders or inherited conditions, are caused by a passed genetic abnormality or mutation from one generation to the next.
We'd all like to be able to pull out our iPhones, play a game for a few minutes, and improve our brain performance. But is that realistic? Can you improve your memory by playing Sudoku or daily crosswords? The answer is yes, according to the billion-dollar brain-training industry, but research is mixed. Studies evaluating the benefits of brain games and puzzles on memory suggest there may be some varying benefit according to age and the exercises being used.