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Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 2:23 PM

It's not just humans that rely on a healthy microbiome. Plants do too — and just as researchers have started coming up with treatments to heal the human microbiome, companies are now doing the same for plants. By adding probiotics to crops, the thinking goes, farmers can look forward to better yields without using any pesticides or GMOs.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 2:14 PM

While running, swimming, and biking are all great forms of cardio, they all require space and equipment that you may not have access to. That's why jumping rope is a time-honored way to keep cardio up if all you have to work with is a small room or...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Doctors link long shifts and on-the-job anxiety to high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stroke. Many believe the consequences can be fatal. But what if it wasn't the job's fault?

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 8:24 PM

When feeling ill, it can be tempting to reach for a partial course of antibiotics left over from a previous prescription to deal with mild to moderate symptoms like sore throat, cough and runny nose. And many people have done it. One...

Updated Jul 18, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Summer is here, and with it comes so many possibilities for outdoor activities. But the season also brings sun, heat, insects, disrupted child-care routines and other headaches.

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 3:25 PM

There's a fierce debate, both among parents and psychologists, over whether parents and educators should bribe kids to eat healthily. Recent research suggests that, while there can be some downsides to the strategy, it can also really work.

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Researchers in New Zealand have found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in their lives.

Updated Jul 13, 2016 at 2:52 PM

The researchers found that on average, tap water was actually cleaner than disinfected pool water samples.

Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Spending time in natural environments has been linked to lower stress levels, improved working memory and feeling more alive, among other positive attributes. In an effort to combat our indoor epidemic and reap these health benefits, a growing...

Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 4:38 PM

This, of course, doesn't mean that more exercise is bad for you, the authors note, but merely that it probably isn't any better for you at those extreme limits. Only physical inactivity has shown negative health effects.

Updated Jul 7, 2016 at 3:06 PM

A trip to the farmer's market may constitute an average Saturday morning for some families, but for many children, fresh vegetables rarely make an appearance at home — or in their diets at all.

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