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Could a smart fitness device or app help you lose weight?

The new year is here, and that means new year's resolutions are in full swing. For those trying to lose weight or become more active,...

Reduced deep sleep may be early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that older people who have less slow-wave sleep – the deep sleep you need to consolidate memories and...

There’s no such thing as a safe tan. Here’s what’s happening underneath your summer...

There's a lot to be said for sunshine – both good and bad. It's our main source of vitamin D, which is essential for...

Get your (exer)game on to make screen time more active

Parents, can’t seem to tear the kids away from their screens? There are ways you won’t have to – and still get them off...

This body fat may cause pathogenic obesity

In a new study, researchers found type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess...

5 life lessons from your immune system

Scientists love analogies. We use them continually to communicate our scientific approaches and discoveries. As an immunologist, it strikes me that many of our recurring...

How do I tell if I’m dehydrated?

It's a message that's been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it's hot, otherwise you'll get dehydrated. But how do you know...

What you should know about fad diets

Anyone considering a fad diet needs to be reminded that they’re called fad diets for a reason. At best, they’re not useful for long-term...

Gut bacteria could play a big role in your weight gain

In a recent study, researchers found that gut bacteria play an important role in long-term weight gain. It is known that weight gain happens when...

Toilet stool may solve common bowel issues

Those who used toilet stools reported faster and easier bowel movements. Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers...