It’s easy to see why the ketogenic diet continues to be so trendy. It can lead to weight loss, and followers get to eat the high-fat foods just about every other eating plan discourages. (A refresher: The keto diet restricts your daily intake of carbohydrates to about 5% and increases fats to about 75% of your daily calories, with the rest coming from protein.)
You’ve heard the phrase “gut instinct.” In fact, you’ve probably experienced it yourself. It’s true that there’s a direct link between the gut and brain, in ways that researchers are only beginning to understand.
More than 96,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. That’s quite a scary statistic, but it’s important to remember that when melanoma is diagnosed—and how quickly it’s treated—has a lot to do with a patient’s chances of survival and recovery.
When mother-of-two Sarah Stewart started noticing that her 2-year-old daughter, Mary Mitchell, wasn’t speaking as well as other kids her age, she wondered if her little girl might be on the autism spectrum. The true diagnosis, however, was something much more grave.
Ever since Selma Blair went public with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2018, she’s shown amazing strength and positivity every time she addresses her illness. Yet she’s also honest about the challenges that come with the debilitating condition.
This article is part of Health’s new series, Misdiagnosed, featuring stories from real women who have had their medical symptoms dismissed or wrongly diagnosed.
When Stephanie Sena was studying for her master’s degree in the early 2000s, a professor made a casual comment that she never imagined would resonate with her today.
Sure, cracking your neck can be oddly satisfying. But it can also be seriously dangerous. A 28-year-old man in Oklahoma recently suffered a massive stroke after cracking his neck in an attempt to reduce some neck soreness. Now he’s warning others that the relief isn’t worth the risk.
Taking out your contacts at the end of a long day can feel like a challenge. And if you’re already under the covers when you realize you still have them on, it might start to seem like an unnecessary challenge. What’s the worst that can happen? you ask yourself, as you shut your eyes and surrender to exhaustion.
Ever since birth control pills were FDA-approved in 1960, elements of mystery and danger have surrounded this first-ever oral contraceptive. As a result, many women still don’t have a clear understanding of how the pill works and what it does and doesn’t do.
The CDC has some advice you should note before you do your meal prep this weekend: Stop washing raw chicken. The agency sent out a very direct tweet letting people know in no uncertain terms that washing chicken before cooking it is unnecessary.
Once considered an indulgent movie theater treat, popcorn is now seen as a good-for-you snack choice. But is popcorn actually healthy? The answer is that it depends on the oil used to pop it, any seasonings added, and possibly the corn kernels themselves.
Summertime is all about refreshing, ice-cold cocktails. But if you’re trying to cut back on sugar, fruity or sweetened drinks are usually off limits. There are exceptions, however—such as these 7 low-carb and keto-approved concoctions, which let you enjoy the sweet sips of summer without freaking out over carb counts.
The latest viral video circulating the internet is a real heartstring tugger. In February, 6-month-old Opal Trimble came down with what her parents believed was just a cold. But after a few days, this baby girl from Oklahoma had stopped moving her arms and legs.
When a nail technician pointed out what appeared to be a bruise on Karolina Jasko’s thumbnail, she didn’t think much of it. But just a week later, her nail became infected and turned red and puffy, so she went to to see a doctor. To her surprise, the doctor wasn’t worried about the infection—but he was worried about that bruise.
Outdoor Voices Had a 10,000-Person Waitlist for Its Last Swimwear Collection—and It Just Dropped New Styles
Stop everything you’re doing, because Outdoor Voices has done it again! The brand just launched its second collection of swimwear and color-blocked sandals right in time for summer, and we are living for the vibrant two-toned patterns and tropical prints.
Carrie Ann Inaba candidly reveals she feels “so much shame” while battling autoimmune disease.
It’s no surprise that Google is everyone’s first stop when it comes to health. When an unusual symptom strikes or you have a burning health question, it’s just way easier to look it up online than swing by a doctor’s office or the local ER.
If you’ve noticed Sarah Hyland’s hair has been looking different than usual, you wouldn’t be the only one. The 28-year-old actress, who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, has been getting a lot of questions about her new short and curly bob, a big change from Haley’s usual long, pin-straight locks.
For every #flawless photo Ashley Graham posts on Instagram, she seem to post one that reminds us she really is just like the rest of us. Take the extremely relatable (and hilarious) video she posted yesterday of her boobs hitting her in the face while working out. We feel you, girl.
If you enjoy vacationing in tropical locations, you can now worry a little less about being exposed to dengue fever.
For many of us, it’s almost instinctual to reach for the Ambien when you really need to get eight hours of sleep to prepare or a big day. But a new warning from the FDA might make you think twice about relying on sleeping medications.
Doctors Removed a Tick From This Boy’s Eardrum After He Complained of a Buzzing Noise in His Right Ear
Many people have felt a “ringing” in their ears at some point or another, which can be symptomatic of tinnitus, a condition that affects up to one-fifth of people.
There’s no question hummus is hot: You can now find all kinds of flavors at the grocery store, from black garlic and coconut curry to red velvet and chocolate mint (yes, dessert hummus is a thing!). But is hummus actually healthy?
Going gluten-free is more popular than ever: A 2017 study from the Mayo Clinic found that the number of Americans following a gluten-free diet tripled from 2009 to 2014. By the end of the study period, an estimated 3 million people in the United States were avoiding gluten in their diet, researchers concluded. Several years later, the trend is still going strong.
There’s nothing like celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a margarita in hand and a belly full of guac and chips. But if you’re on the keto diet, resisting those chips can be a bit of a struggle. Good thing so many other Mexican dishes are keto-approved, so you have lots of delicious options. Check out these festive, low-carb recipes perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
We’ll admit, sometimes it can feel a little foolish to dab eye cream around our peepers in the morning, since the texture and consistency basically resembles regular ole moisturizer.
What Is a Vampire Facial? What to Know About the Treatment That May Have Left 2 People in New Mexico With HIV
People who visited one spa in New Mexico may have ended up with more than just glowing skin—they might have contracted HIV.
A Flesh-Eating Bacteria Nearly Took This Man’s Foot After He Visited Florida—See the Horrifying Photos
It sounds like a horror movie, but it’s real life: A second man has now contracted necrotizing fasciitis, the flesh-eating disease caused by a type of dangerous bacteria that destroys skin, muscle, and fat tissues.
John Singleton Died of a Stroke at Age 51 Yesterday—His Family Says This Health Problem Could Be the Cause
John Singleton died yesterday after suffering from a stroke. The director was just 51. Singleton was on life support for 13 days before his family decided to take him off it on Monday, People reports.
Tracy Callahan had been seeing a dermatologist regularly all her life. Then her husband noticed an unusual-looking spot on the right side of her neck in August 2013.
This Mother Has a Powerful Message for Anti-Vaxxers After Her Daughter Spent Her First Birthday With Measles
Instead of watching her baby daughter celebrate her first birthday with cake and presents, British mom Jilly Moss spent the day rushing her to the hospital in an ambulance.
You schedule plans with friends and important work meetings. But scheduling sex? It’s not as unromantic as you might think. In fact, putting a daily romp into your Google calendar could give your sex life the jolt it needs.
Measles outbreaks are shaking communities across the U.S. As of Friday, 704 cases of the disease have been reported this year, the CDC said.
Back before the keto diet became super trendy for weight loss, this high-fat, low-carb plan was created to help people suffering from epilepsy, a neurological disorder that causes abnormal brain activity.
Ashley Graham never fails to win our hearts with her unapologetic social media presence. But her latest post doesn’t just make us love her, it also gives us a close-up look at her elaborate skincare routine. We’ll warn you: It’s not for the faint of heart.
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia on The Brady Bunch, has spoken out against anti-vaxxers, who are using an episode of the sitcom McCormick starred in to further their agenda.
Who doesn’t love a cold margarita on a warm spring day? It’s the right cocktail complement for socializing in sunshine and light breeze. But as refreshing as a margarita is, this drink can sneakily pack extra sugar—which is bad news if you’re a keto diet devotee.
Lilliana Schalck of Columbus, Ohio, was living a normal life when she passed away suddenly during a cheerleading competition in February. The 13-year-old had been healthy until just before she died, but an underlying—and common—strep infection caused her to develop sepsis, which ultimately took her life.
In 2004, 17-year-old Alison Mahoney was diagnosed with lymphedema, a condition that causes swelling in one or both of arms or legs. There isn’t a cure for the condition, and Mahoney has used a compression garment to treat it. This treatment involves squeezing her entire swollen left leg into a wrap of sorts.
Maliyah and Kendra Herrin, from Salt Lake City, Utah, were born conjoined twins: connected at the torso and sharing a pelvis, liver, large intestine, one single kidney, and two legs. Thirteen years later, the sisters are thriving with two separate bodies, about to finish their junior year of high school. They recently starred in a biographical BBC Three documentary.
The ketogenic diet is the trendiest diet right now, so it’s not surprising that food marketers are doing whatever they can to promote their products as keto-friendly.
May 1 is known as National College Decision Day, the deadline for students to commit to a school. In 2017, the most selective colleges admitted 14% of waitlisted students, the National Association for College Admission Counseling found. Aside from considering the odds of making it off the waitlist, think about what this might mean for financial aid and housing availability.
The latest in flesh-eating bacteria stories is a red flag for any fishermen (or women) out there. Mike Walton of Ozona, Florida was hospitalized after contracting a rare bacterial infection while on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico when his fishing hook pricked his hand, according to ABC Action News.
Angela and Randy Tindell tried to get pregnant for nine-and-a-half years. They saw fertility specialists but never tried assisted reproductive treatments like IVF, which can cost thousands of dollars. “There was no way I could pay the kind of fees they charge for that,” Randy tells Health. The Tennessee couple had pretty much given up after nearly a decade of trying to conceive. “We were content just being married to each other,” Randy says.
Forget clean eating and slaving away at the gym: The latest liposuction procedure promises to give you flawless six-pack abs without hard work or willpower. Sound too good to be true? Yeah, it pretty much is.
While we can safely assume the Kardashians have access to the best dental care out there, we love it when they let us in on how they keep those shiny teeth sparkling—especially when it’s an affordable buy. Lucky for those of us striving to get sparkling whites, Kourtney Kardashian recently revealed her go-to toothpaste on her lifestyle website Poosh: the all-natural JASON Sea Fresh Strengthening Toothpaste ($4; amazon.com).
One of the big challenges today’s retirees face is how to make their money last in retirement. Guaranteed income, such as through pensions or Social Security, can help reduce your risk of going broke. A new tool aims to assess whether you’re on track to create a steady income stream that will last for the rest of your life.
About half of parents with children over 18 say that they’ve put their own retirement savings on the backburner to help their kids, a Bankrate.com survey found. College expenses aren’t the only costs that are draining parents’ resources. Kids’ car payments, cell phone bills and housing expenses add to the stress. Not ready to cut your children off cold turkey? Work together to reach a compromise.
Financial advisors hoping to tap middle-class clientele are now adopting a subscription-fee model, charging clients monthly or quarterly for comprehensive financial planning. Charles Schwab recently announced it would charge clients in its Intelligent Portfolios Premium service a one-time fee of $300 for financial planning, plus $30 a month.