5 Non-Diet Factors That Can Affect Your Weight

Research shows that a number of lifestyle and environmental factors play roles in influencing metabolism and weight control. Here’s how to combat them.

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How Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Your Gut Bacteria, and Why That’s a Bad Thing

A common ingredient in many processed foods might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, a new study in mice suggests.

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7 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who’s Had an Eating Disorder

What makes one person uncomfortable may not bother another, but as a rule of thumb, here are some topics and phrases to avoid.

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6 Ways a TV Binge Affects Your Body, and How to Fight Each One

The third season of House of Cards just dropped on Netflix, which means all 13 episodes—each about 50 minutes long—are ready and waiting for you to devour. Fan of the show? Well, we have an idea what you’ll be doing this weekend (sitting on your couch, engrossed).

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7 Weird Things That Can Mess With Your Heartbeat

Learn the top triggers of heart palpitations, plus what to do about each one.

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Here’s What Color and Vision Experts Have to Say About the Blue and Black (or White and Gold?) Dress

Including what it does—and doesn’t—say about your vision.

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The Risk for Stroke is Greater in People Who Oversleep

Oversleeping feels like a treat on the weekend, but regularly sleeping too much is actually a sign that there may be a medical problem at play. New research shows people who sleep more than eight hours a day may be at higher risk for a stroke.

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The Heartwarming Reason Why These Parents Tattooed Birthmarks on Their Legs

Parents of the year: Adam and Tanya Phillips. The reason they endured hours of tattooing will warm your heart.

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The Life-Threatening Stomach Bug That’s on the Rise

Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report.

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Watch a Blind Grandfather ‘See’ His Wife and Family Again Thanks to a Bionic Eye

After losing his vision to a degenerative eye disease, one Minnesota man can now make out the forms of his wife and family for the first time in 10 years.

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