Most of us are eager to avoid getting sick this time of year.
Here are some simple things you can do everyday to help your immune system fight off infections.
A sheltered cycling lane in Cambridge, England.
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A new report suggests the government has less to fear from promoting sustainable lifestyles than it expects.
Executive functioning is a component of attention that helps us prioritize what we want to engage with and filter out unwanted interference.
Research highlights the importance of daily meditation, exercise and sleep for improving executive functioning, a component of attention that helps people focus.
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A new study has explored whether cardiovascular risk factors are associated with a higher likelihood of depression.
Public health education campaigns disregard economic factors.
Many lifestyle factors and chronic conditions affect our life expectancy.
The app’s predictions may only work if we’re willing to make life changes.
The benefits of a juice cleanse or detox aren’t likely to be sustained over time.
With summer upon us, some people may be hoping to shed a few kilos. Although a quick-fix can be tempting, to keep the weight off in the longer term, here’s how to steer clear of the fads.
GOOP founder Gwyneth Paltrow.
Celebrities are turning away from the fields that made them famous and becoming amateur experts.
The microbes that live in our gut are essential to good health.
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The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.
One secret to a longer life is being part of a social group that also engages in healthy habits.
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there’s more of them – what does this tell us?
Simple living in a complex time – is a return to frugality the key to happiness?
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
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How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.
Many case of dementia can be avoided, and it’s never too early to start taking preventative action.
A man fishing from a dock in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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At society’s margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Seven million workers are missing out on information which keep keep them healthier.
Much of the U.S. was built around the automobile, with greater distances to be covered than in places like Europe, making Americans’ daily lifestyles higher in energy than elsewhere.
Cognitive dissonance: scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.