Healthy diets

Your best body plan for 2016

Kick-starting a healthy lifestyle is not the easiest thing in the world but with a plan in place, you are already halfway there.

Do we really need to eat breakfast?

We were all taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but now researchers are asking if we might not be better off skipping breakfast altogether.

Americans eat all day long

Tracking real-world eating patterns, researchers found that many Americans no longer have set mealtimes, but eat all day long.

How the DASH diet became the best eating plan

For the sixth year in a row, a panel of health experts has named the heart-healthy DASH diet the best overall eating plan, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Diets ranking.

Blocking stomach artery may treat obesity

A procedure that curtails blood flow to the stomach, suppressing production of the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin, shows promise for helping morbidly obese patients lose weight.

Rules for a balanced diet

What exactly is a balanced diet? How much of which foods should you eat? Here are a few simple rules that anyone can follow.

New research confirms that sugar is making us sick

With all the low-fat hype over the last few decades, many of us replaced fat with sugar but now researchers are showing that sugar is to blame for drastically increasing rates of diabetes, obesity and other lifestyle diseases.

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20 head lice myths debunked

Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live in human hair. They cannot fly, jump or swim and are spread by head-to-head contact. Check out this infographic to learn more.

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Is your diet causing gout?

Suffering from gout? There's a lot you can do to prevent this horribly painful condition. Start by cutting out these 14 foods.