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Have People Ever Really Eaten Tapeworms for Weight Loss?

The rumor mill says that if a person were to intentionally swallow a tapeworm their excess pounds would simply melt away. But what's the truth about the 'tapeworm diet'?

Why People Are Downing Chlorophyll, the Plant Pigment

Chlorophyll doesn't just make grass green – it has properties that help people too. And some folks are taking chlorophyll supplements to get more of it. Is this a good thing?

A Moo-ving New Therapy: Cuddle Up to a Cow

Perhaps you already know that having a pet or being around animals can have therapeutic value. So can hugging a cow. Hey, if goat yoga is a thing, why not this?

The Science and Smarts Behind Hypertrophy (and Getting Ripped)

Hypertrophy is just a super-science-y way to say you're building muscle. And there are lots of ways to do it.

Reflexology: Bogus, Beneficial or a Bit of Both?

The ancient art of reflexology focuses on pressure points — exclusively on hands and feet — to relieve stress throughout the body. Does it work or just feel good?

6 Fruits Loaded With Sugar

We all know we should eat more fruit, but you may want to limit your intake of these.

Is Going Sockless Bad for Your Feet?

Yep, socks were invented for a reason.

Is Kimchi Good or Bad for You?

Kimchi has a reputation for being a healthy dish, thanks to the vegetables, spices and fermentation process that promotes healthy bacteria. But are there any drawbacks?

Juul 'Make the Switch' Ads Drawing Flak From Anti-tobacco Activists

Juul dominates the Big Vape market, but the company also has been accused of targeting minors in its television and marketing campaigns. Is Juul breaking or just circumventing the law?

People Drink 47% More With an Open Bar, Study Says

An open bar at an event sounds like an invitation to a good time, but at what cost?

10 'Healthy' Foods That Really Aren't

Did you really want that protein bar or do you just think it's better for you than a cookie? Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Here are 10 products that people think must be good for you but may not be.

What Is the Difference Between a D.O. and an M.D.?

Surely you know M.D. is the abbreviation for medical doctor. But what about D.O.? What does that designation even mean? And does these doctors have the same medical training?

Namaste: It Doesn't Just Mean Yoga Class Is Over

The ubiquitous and beautiful Sanskrit word has meaning beyond the mat.

Marijuana Edibles: Not Such a Treat

A new study offers some insight into the possible health effects of edible marijuana.

Himalayan Salt Lamps: Health Benefits or Hype?

That hunk of glowing salt sure is pretty, but can it improve the health of my home?

Just an Hour a Week of Brisk Walking Reduces Disability

That works out to just 10 minutes a day of exercise.

Can Tooth Decay Lead to Death?

A tooth infection may seem like little more than an inconvenience, but it could actually be doing some serious damage.

Toothpaste Tablets: A New Way to Brush Your Teeth

Toothpaste in tablet form could be an effective way to benefit both the health of the environment and our teeth.

The Great Egg-Cholesterol Debate Just Got More Scrambled

Confused about whether to embrace or avoid eating eggs if you're watching your cholesterol? A new, large study suggests you should avoid eggs, but nutritionists aren't all convinced.

Which Pushup Is the Perfect Pushup for You?

Pushups are a great upper-body exercise that people often do wrong. So what's the right way to perform a pushup and what are some variations?

Do Hangover Patches Work? We Put One to the Test

After a night of heavy drinking, it sure would be nice not to wake up with a hangover. Some patches promise to take care of the problem can they really?

Toothpaste: Too Much of a Good Thing for Kids

How much toothpaste is too much? Turns out, kids just need a little smear.

Do Microgreens Deliver Macro Nutrition?

Microgreens are all the rage now and many people swear that they're tastier and healthier than the bigger vegetables. But what does the science say?

You Need to Get Your Squat On

Squatting has a ton of benefits and can actually strengthen a lot of your inactive muscle groups.


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