Magnesium--The Quiet Mineral You Could Be Missing

Metals matter. We pop a zinc lozenge in our mouth to shorten colds. We check calcium levels to protect our bones and count on iron for red blood. But we rarely think about magnesium, even though it’s active in over 300 natural processes throughout our bodies.

CognitionHealth

Tea Boosts Brain Organization

Tea has a reputation for calming us down, boosting our immunity, and helping us focus. Now there’s yet another reason to warm up to a cuppa—tea drinkers have better organized brains.
NutritionSupplements

5 Vitamins and Minerals That Really Could Help You Lose Weight

Generations of mothers have promised their balky offspring that carrots would make their eyes strong and fish would make their brains sharp. Popeye promised spinach would grow muscles. Now some food researchers think certain nutrients in food can help you lose weight.
BeautyHealth

Five Common Reasons Your Toenails Get Thick—and Age Isn’t One of Them

When the dog’s toenails are prettier than yours, it’s time for action. Though you see them wherever bare feet and sandals occur, thick toenails are not just a benign side effect of getting older. They are a problem.
Nutrition

Court Rules High-Sugar Cereals Aren’t Health Food

Big cereal had another rotten day in court, and parents who take their children’s health seriously gained a little more traction in the long-running fight to get candy off the breakfast table.
CognitionWellbeing

Blue Light’s Good, Blue Light’s Bad… It All Depends on When

Behind your eye, the rod and cone cells on your retina read light so you can see. Alongside them, a third kind of cells in the retina read the same light so your body knows what to do. This simple division of labor is the reason you can watch TV until late at night, but you might not get to sleep easily. It’s why you may memorize, learn, and solve puzzles better in sunlight than firelight. Blue light is the reason.
Special Report

Max Your Memory Power

Memory champion Kim Surin memorized 2,350 cards in one hour. Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini memorized 200 symphonies, note for note, and over 100 operas. C.S. Lewis, the author of the Narnia stories, recalled almost everything in every book he read. Memory champions work at it, but their techniques aren’t hard. You can use them, too.
Special Report

Max Your Memory Power

Memory champion Kim Surin memorized 2,350 cards in one hour. Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini memorized 200 symphonies, note for note, and over 100 operas. C.S. Lewis, the author of the Narnia stories, recalled almost everything in every book he read. Memory champions work at it, but their techniques aren’t hard. You can use them, too.
Special Report

Today’s Supernutrient Heroes According to Science

Remember when everyone was selling vitamin E to cure acne, strengthen weak eyes, fix depression, and reverse hardening of the arteries? But it doesn’t. Health fads come and go. But some nutrients really do have super powers. That’s not hearsay… they’ve been investigated in human trials. And these have had less publicity than they deserve. You should know about them.
Special Report

Slip, Trip, Fall: What You Need to Know At Every Age About America’s Third Most Deadly Health Risk

Almost everything written about the risks of falling focuses on old people and overlooks teens and healthy adults. That bias may be the most harmful public health myth of our times. That’s because injuries from falls, slips and trips kill more Americans every year than anything except heart disease and cancer. And every age group suffers. In fact, outdoor accidents are far more likely to happen to young, healthy people.
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