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Fasting for autoimmune diseases: What you need to know

Fasting is the willful refrainment from eating and sometimes drinking. From a purely physiological context, "fasting" may refer to the metabolic status of a person...

Why some people more likely to lose the ability to smell or taste from...

In a new study from genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe, researchers found that people with a certain genetic locus are more likely to lose...

What’s the ideal waist size?

Achieving a healthy body weight is one of the best things you can do to improve your heart health and wellbeing. While there’s a lot...

The best diet for your thyroid health

The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolic rate controlling heart,...

Binge drinking linked to heart rhythm disorder, study finds

In a new study from UC San Francisco, researchers found more alcohol drinking is associated with more emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation, an...

Why blood sugar is high in the morning

Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in your blood. It comes from the food you eat and is your body's main source of...

Omicron variant: What you need to know

CDC is working with state and local public health officials to monitor the spread of Omicron. As of December 20, 2021, Omicron has been detected...

Weight loss can help reduce dementia risk

Obesity is defined as excessive body fat that increases your risk of other health problems. A person with a body mass index (BMI) above 30 is...

Politics can harm your health, study finds

Scrolling social media, reading websites, listening to podcasts, watching the news. With so many options, it's never been easier to follow American politics, but at...

Obesity harms brain health throughout life – yet scientists don’t know why

Anyone who has put on a few too many pounds knows they can slow you down. Over time, if those pounds grow into obesity,...