What you need to know about the flu this year



The flu vaccine is your best weapon against the flu this year.



Why the third Monday in January could be the most depressing day of the year



One psychologist explains which events and emotions play a factor.



10 unexpected ways to improve heart health



Don't stop at diet and exercise. Try these surprisingly heart-healthy habits to protect your ticker and improve your cardiovascular health.



58 ways to live a longer life



The fountain of youth may be elusive, but there are plenty of things you can do to give your longevity a boost.



How men and women feel pain differently



Several studies reveal how each gender responds — and it has a lot to do with what's causing the pain and if it has happened before.



Holding a grudge can be surprisingly healthy



Here are 4 ways holding a grudge can be good for you, from self-reflection to setting limits.



Falls may soon be the biggest cause of death



This isn't an aging problem, it's a design problem.



Your personality type could determine if you'll get SAD this winter



How you approach the world and cope with stress can raise or lower your risk for seasonal depression.



Mediterranean diet named best diet of 2019



U.S. News & World Report gives top honor to the diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods.



Why it's OK to practice distracted meditation



Meditation still works even if you can't completely clear your mind of distractions. Just keep gently pushing those thoughts away.



What is moxie and how can you get more of it in your life?



We can all develop moxie, the trait that "activates speaking up and disrupting the status quo."



When to worry about a lingering cough



You feel like you've been coughing forever, but when is it time to see a doctor?



Why breakfast should be your biggest meal



If you're trying to lose weight, the time of day when you eat matters just as much as how many calories you eat, new research suggests.



Why and how you should start a sit-spot routine



Spending time in nature has proven health benefits, and creating a sit-spot habit will help you reap those positive rewards.



Ancient Irish 'healing soil,' once used by Druids, really works



The medicinal soil called "healing soil" has been found to contain powerful antibiotics that kill superbugs.




Heart benefits grow in green neighbourhoods



People who live in leafy, green neighbourhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes, according to new research.



Brain benefits with long-chain DHA/EPA fatty acids



Supplementing with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids could enhance blood flow to the brain, helping to prevent memory decline as we age.



Depression, anxiety impact health as much as smoking and obesity



A new study from the US suggests that when the time comes for annual check-ups, health care providers may be overlooking a critical question: Are you depressed or anxious?



GMO bacteria in animal feed spreading antibiotic resistance



Officials say genetically engineered additives in the EU's farm animal food chain pose a serious risk to human health and the environment by spreading antibiotic resistance.



Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce risk of premature birth



A new review has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.



Weight control and heart benefits linked to daily nut consumption



A daily serving of nuts or peanuts could help prevent weight gain, normalise insulin response and provide other heart health benefits, according to two new studies.



Sink into a hot bath to help lift depression



Taking hot baths twice a week could be of as much benefit as regular exercise in treating depression, a small study has found.



Organic diet cuts cancer risk



New research from France, involving 69,000 people, suggests that people who frequently eat organic foods have a 25% lower overall risk of developing cancer.



Bee pollen a ‘treasure trove’ of health benefits



According to a new analysis by a team of Chinese and Brazilian scientists, bee pollen is a treasure trove of active natural metabolites, with verifiable health benefits.



Can lutein help increase physical activity?



Australian researchers probe the question of whether getting enough of the eye protecting antioxidant, lutein, in your daily diet can also help you stay active.