Eggs

Although there are dozens of ways to prepare an egg, we’ve found the healthiest way to enjoy this power-packed superfood. Nutritionally speaking, eggs really can be all they’re cracked up to be—that is, as long as you cook them like this. Sunny-side up, over easy, baked,...

Peanut Butter

For those trying to add muscle, peanut butter is a rock star—packed with about eight grams of protein per two-tablespoon serving. But not all peanut butters are created equal. “The big thing you want to avoid is hydrogenated oil,” says Rachele Dependahl, a registered dietitian...

Energy Drinks

Consuming energy drinks may be particularly risky for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a new study from Australia suggests. The study looked at 24 people who had inherited long QT syndrome, a condition that can cause dangerous irregular heartbeats. About one person...

Diabetes Affects Hearing

If you have diabetes, you have at least twice the chance of experiencing hearing loss than someone who does not have the condition, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you have prediabetes, your risk for hearing loss is 30 percent higher compared with those who do...

HIV

The average American born in 2015 is expected to live to 78.8 years of age. HIV patients aren’t far behind. A Lancet study finds a 20-year-old who begins treatment for HIV today can live to an estimated 78 years due in part to advances in antiretroviral therapy, The latest...

Cotton Swabs

A new study from a children’s hospital has one clear takeaway: Kids should stop cleaning their ears with cotton applicators. Researchers report in the Journal of Pediatrics that 34 patients under age 18 end up in the ER every day because of injuries related to the swabs. The...

Zika

When neonatal intensive care units in northeastern Brazilian hospitals started to fill up with babies with misshapen and abnormally small heads in late 2015, the first question everyone wanted answered was: What is causing this? As pictures of the babies started circulating around...

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are known for their high caffeine content, which often tops that of soda and even coffee. But they seem to affect people’s hearts and blood pressure differently than other caffeinated beverages, suggests a small new study published in the Journal of the American...

Guide to Running

Have you ever heard anybody tell you how great running is? Whether it’s the high that they get after they finish of the feeling of achievement when they see their results, runners are always so proud of their running abilities. The reason for this is because running is a great...

Zika

As warmer weather approaches and mosquito seasons take flight, health professionals are warning that a Zika outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley at the southernmost tip on the Texas border with Mexico is just a matter of time. The area, home to 1.3 million people, many living in poverty,...