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COVID-19 and sleep: What you need to know

Excerpts from a conversation between Dr. Marishka Brown at NIH and Dr. Chandra Jackson, an NIH expert on sleep. Brown: From a sleep perspective, how...

This weight loss surgery may lower heart disease risk

Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure...

Lack of exercise causes up to 8% of diseases and deaths worldwide

In a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, researchers found that physical inactivity responsible for up to 8% of non-communicable diseases and deaths...

Good sleep for good health: Get the rest you need

Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. It can make getting a good night’s sleep on a regular...

Decreases in exercise strongly linked to higher depression risk

Exercise has long-been recommended as a cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients of depression. In a new study from the University of California of San Diego, researchers...

Low to moderate alcohol drinking may lower risk of this eye disease

In a new study from University College London and Moorfields, researchers found low to moderate alcohol consumption appears to be linked to a lower...

This study shows the cause of muscle weakness in older people

In a recent study at the University of Exeter, researchers found biological mechanisms that make people more susceptible to muscle weakness in later life. They...

Unwanted weight gain or weight loss during the pandemic? Blame your stress hormones

If you have experienced unwanted weight gain or weight loss during the pandemic, you are not alone. According to a poll by the American Psychological...

7 ways to make Easter safe and inclusive for children with food allergies

Easter can be a challenging and anxious time for children with food allergies and their families. First, there are the foods we commonly associate with...

Bad lifestyle habits can cause Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

For years, research to pin down the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been focused on plaque found to be building up in...