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Want to Live Longer? Every Movement Counts, Even Cleaning the House

You don’t have to break a sweat to reap the health benefits of physical activity, according to new research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In a study of women age 65 and older, just 30 minutes a day of light exercise—like running errands and cleaning the house—was linked to a lower risk…

It’s Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives

In case you need another reason to snuggle your pup: According to a new study of more than 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life. The research, published in Scientific Reports, is the latest in a growing body of research suggesting that canine companions may be good for human health—especially…

There’s a New Way to Wipe Out Mosquitoes in the U.S.

Mosquitoes are some of the deadliest creatures in the world, carrying diseases like Zika, dengue and chikungunya. In response, the U.S. government has given the green light to a unique strategy for ridding people’s yards of the disease-bearing pests. In early November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted commercial approval for the company MosquitoMate to…

An 87-Year-Old Nun Said She Was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here’s Why She Couldn’t Sue

I. Sister Irene Morissette always locked her door at night. Maybe it was force of habit from her decades teaching at an isolated missionary school in Africa, or maybe it was, as she told a police detective later, just that she didn’t want “anyone coming in.” Either way, there was no sign of forced entry…

Dignity, Death and America’s Crisis In Elder Care

By late 2014, Chabela Lawrence wasn’t doing well. She had mostly stopped cooking and cleaning for herself and began, every so often, to get lost on her way home from the neighborhood coffee shop–the one she’d been to a least a hundred times. The following March, the 74-year-old former catering manager was diagnosed with dementia,…

These Two Habits Make You Look Older, According to Science

The latest research finds heavy drinking and smoking can age you beyond your years, but their findings on moderate drinking and smoking were a surprise

You Asked: Is Being Cold Good for You?

A 50-degree fall day sends you running for a down jacket, while a 50-degree day in spring feels almost balmy. What’s up with that? Your body has an innate ability to “acclimatize” to colder temps—a skill scientists have recognized since a groundbreaking 1961 study. For that month-long study, a U.S. Army researcher exposed 10 nude…

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient

The trailblazing operation will cut the DNA, open it up, insert a gene and then stitch it back together

A New Pill With a Digital Tracker Can Tell Your Doctor If You Swallow It

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a first-of-its-kind approval on Monday, approving the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system. The new pill, called Abilify MyCite, contains an ingestible sensor that can help patients (and their doctors and caregivers) keep track of whether they are taking their medication as…

Watching Too Much TV Is Bad for You, Even If You Also Exercise

The more time you spend watching television, the greater your risk may be for blood clots, according to a new study — even if you get plenty of exercise. The research underscores the dangers of sitting too long, the authors say, and suggests that getting the recommended amount of physical activity may not be enough…

Almost Half of Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under New Guidelines

In the first change to blood pressure guidelines in 14 years, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology say that the threshold for high blood pressure should be lower. Under the new guidelines, nearly half of American adults will be considered to have high blood pressure, according to the heart experts who…

Here’s Another Reason to Feel Good About Drinking Coffee

The news about coffee just keeps getting better. In a new analysis of one of the country’s largest and longest-running studies, drinking coffee was linked to a lower risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease. Every extra cup of coffee consumed per day reduced each of these conditions by 8%, 7% and 5%,…

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