Behavior

The earliest evidence of people brewing alcohol is residue of a fermented rice and honey beverage dating from between 7000 and 6600 B.C., found in pottery jars discovered in Jiahu, a Neolithic...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six adults in the U.S. indulges in binge drinking on occasion, with 25% consuming alcohol excessively at least weekly. The CDC...
Last week, Canadian health officials revised government recommendations for alcohol consumption from two drinks per day to two drinks per week, and strongly suggested that citizens cut out alcohol...
The end of each year is a popular time for reflection and making plans for the year ahead. These plans often include resolutions to shed bad habits, achieve goals, get healthier. Different surveys...
Anyone who doesn’t like rigorous workouts can take a deep breath of relief. Research has found that walking is often just as beneficial a workout (and in a few cases even more). What’s more,...
Annual health checkups are important to people’s long-term well-being and their ability to avert the onset of serious illness. Seeing a doctor as soon as symptoms show up is crucial to...
The new year is around the corner and many Americans are already thinking of what their resolutions will be. Chances are they will have something to do with leading a healthier lifestyle. Getting...
Exercise has been shown to be a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight as it helps lose body fat and build muscle tissue. Physical activity is also linked to better quality of life. Some...
There’s no doubt the U.S. has made significant progress in reducing the smоking rate and changing the general attitude toward tobacco use. Still, smоking remains the nation’s leading cause of...
Perhaps the saying, “Live long and prosper” should be changed to “Eat right and live longer.” More and more scientific research is finding that what we put into our mouths every day has a...
Exercise has been shown to be a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight as it helps lose body fat and build muscle tissue. Physical activity is also linked to better quality of life. Some...
Most people have some history with calorie counting. Some do it to lose extra pounds, others track them to gain weight. Calories — depending on whether they come from carbs, fat, or protein...
In 2016, a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings culled data from the 2003 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using...
Excessive drinking is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. According to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol contributes to over 140,000...
Many of the leading causes of premature death in the U.S. are related to lifestyle, among them poor diet and lack of adequate physical activity, both of which contribute to obesity and other...