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How Dads Treat Their Daughters Differently Than Sons

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For decades, gender norms have been going through seismic changes, but some traditional tropes are apparently hard to undo. In the latest study on how parents interact with their daughters and sons, researchers led by Jennifer Mascaro and her colleagues at Emory University focused on fathers. They recorded random snippets of conversations that a group…

This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

Little is harder than losing weight and keeping it off for good, yet many find a way. Exactly how goes deeper than diet and exercise, according to new science. Here’s what else caught our attention in health news this week. (Sign up for the TIME Health newsletter for more.) The weight loss trap: why your…

The Death Rate from Alzheimer’s Disease Is Climbing

The death rate from Alzheimer’s is rising, according to the latest government study, and more families are caring for loved ones with the disease

Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health

Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and wellbeing, according to a recent survey of almost 1,500 teens and young adults. While the photo-based platform got points for self-expression and self-identity, it was also associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and FOMO, or the “fear of missing out.” Out of…

Zika Was Spreading Long Before Experts Realized It

The Zika virus, which has caused thousands of cases of the severe birth defect microcephaly in infants, was circulating in South America for months before infections were detected, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The researchers analyzed Zika virus genomes collected in 11 countries and territories from people with infections…

5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

Most Americans want to lose weight, but it’s no simple feat. Just ask someone who’s done it. That’s exactly what TIME did in a recent cover story looking at new weight loss science. After speaking to people who had successfully lost weight (after failing many times), it became clear that there’s no best way to…

How Ginger Fights Body Fat

Ginger, as a supplement or an ingredient in food and drink, may protect against obesity and chronic disease, according to a new research review. While experts can’t yet recommend a specific dosage for preventive purposes, they say that consuming more of the pungent spice is smart for several reasons. The new review, published in the…

What the World Health Organization’s New Leader Must Tackle

On May 23, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Health and Foreign Affairs Minister in Ethiopia, was voted the new leader of the World Health Organization (WHO). His appointment comes at a tough time for the cash-strapped agency, which has received criticism for its slow response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In his…

9 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight is tough, both mentally and physically. New science shows that when the body starts to lose substantial amounts of weight, it fights viciously to gain it back. But despite the biological roadblocks, plenty of people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off over the long term. But how? As part of…

Health Experts Slam Trump’s New Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs. Under the proposed plan, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provide funding for more medical research than any other group in the world, and the Centers for Disease…

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Stare at Screens All Day?

Screens are no longer optional. If you’re not driving, exercising or sleeping, you’re probably staring at one. And after 10 to 14 hours of screen time in a single day, your eyes can feel like you just rinsed them with sand. Fortunately, there don’t seem to be any long-term vision or eye-health issues related to…

7 Best Moisturizers With Sunscreen

On the hunt for the perfect daily moisturizer that hydrates skin and delivers sun protection? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its annual ranking of the best sunscreen products in different categories, including their favorite moisturizers with SPF. Show More Summary

6 Best Mineral Sunscreens To Bring to the Beach

Long days on the beach, bike trail or hiking path call for serious sun protection. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its annual ranking of the best sunscreen products, including beach and sports sunscreens that will stay put even on your most active summer days. The EWG prioritizes mineral sunscreen ingredients over chemical…

World Health Organization Elects a New Director General from Ethiopia

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a health expert from Ethiopia, was elected as the new director-general to lead the United Nations agency focused on international public health. Tedros, who prefers to be called by his first name, will be taking over the position from Dr. Margaret Chan, who…

Swimming Pools Are A Lot Grosser Than You Thought

Just in time for summer, two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are highlighting some scary-sounding risks associated with swimming pools and outdoor water playgrounds: an uptick in parasitic infections caused by Cryptosporidium bacteria, and the potential for injury from inhaled chlorine gas. The papers were both published recently in…

Here’s What Skipping Breakfast Does to Your Body

It’s a hotly contested question in the nutrition world: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Experts say that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat the rest of the day, but recent studies have found no difference in weight between those who skip their morning meal and those who…

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