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  • Avocado, soybean oils may combat arthritis, studies say

    Avocado, soybean oils may combat arthritis, studies say

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    The Ache: Nearly half of Americans in their lifetimes will suffer from knee osteoarthritis, a disease that causes pain and stiffness; hip osteoarthritis will affect about a quarter of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Claim: Dietary supplements made…

  • Cancer forecast: Why more people will die, even as death rates fall

    Cancer forecast: Why more people will die, even as death rates fall

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    Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the most common cancers in both men and women, a new study says. However, because the population is growing and getting older, the total number of…

  • Detoxifying summer foods to fight inflammation

    Detoxifying summer foods to fight inflammation

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    Summer is all about warmer weather and fresh foods. It’s the perfect time of year to start eating nutrient-dense foods that fight inflammation. A decade of digging into the source of my illness has shown me that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many…

  • 7 ways to eliminate stressors

    7 ways to eliminate stressors

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    The nature of my work, which is running a personal training business and being a holistic lifestyle coach, is one reason why I am usually on the low end of the stress threshold. I love what I do, and I also know a fair amount…

  • Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

    Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

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    Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring - the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990. The measles infection was discovered during…

  • What happens when you drink alcohol after you work out

    What happens when you drink alcohol after you work out

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    Sure you need to hydrate after your workout, but some gyms and fitness events are offering more than water to clients. Having a drink after exercise is gaining popularity thanks to studios that are hosting post-class wine parties, races that offer vino lovers special tastings…

  • Rare disease causes 11-year-old to be allergic to the sun

    Rare disease causes 11-year-old to be allergic to the sun

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    An 11-year-old girl in Los Angeles whom doctors misdiagnosed with eczema for years has resorted to a life in darkness after learning she has a rare disease that makes her allergic to the sun, ABC 7 reported. Savannah Fulkerson first started getting mysterious blisters and…

  • FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

    FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis

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    Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death.The Food and Drug Administration cleared the twice-a-day pill from Vertex Pharmaceuticals for a…

  • FDA cracks down on unapproved ear drops

    FDA cracks down on unapproved ear drops

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    The Food and Drug Administration says it plans to crack down on unapproved prescription ear drops often given to young children suffering from ear infections.The agency published a memo Tuesday warning manufacturers of the drops to cease production or they could face criminal proceedings.…

  • Scientists link blue eyes with alcoholism

    Scientists link blue eyes with alcoholism

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    Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one.Reporting in the…

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