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Phthalates Raise the Risk of Troublesome Fibroids
Exposure to a common family of chemicals that make plastics more flexible appears to encourage the problematic growth of uterine fibroids.
Why You Should Clean Your Phone
Cell phones carry allergens, fungi and bacteria and can trigger asthma. Clean yours regularly, particularly if you have pets.
The Mental Benefits of Being an Early Riser
Early birds are smart. They do better on tests of memory, reasoning and verbal ability than night owls. You can improve your sleep cycle.
A Nutritional Scoring System to Help Us Make Better Food Choices
Food Compass rates the nutritional value of common foods across several dimensions. People who ate more high-scoring foods lived longer.
Is Medicare Advantage a Disadvantage?
Open enrollment for Medicare ends December 7. If you are trying to decide between traditional Medicare and an Advantage plan, read this.
The benefits of being vaccinated against COVID far outweigh the tiny risk of heart inflammation associated with mRNA vaccines, even for men.
What Kind of Day Care is Best?
Parents, especially working parents, worry about childcare. A new study suggests that, for kids at least, being in childcare isn't so bad.
An Ultra-Processed Early Death
It is estimated that our love of snacks, cakes and cookies made with manufactured ingredients, leads to 30,000 premature deaths. Eat real.
Marijuana Smoke is Hard on the Lungs
Smoking pot irritates the lungs more than cigarettes do. Not only are joints unfiltered, but people tend to inhale and hold smoke longer.
A Mindful Way to Reduce Anxiety
Not everyone can take anti-anxiety medications. Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques may work just as well.
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