A person washes their hands and lathers up with soap.

Significant efforts have been made to control the spread of so-called superbugs in hospitals over the past couple of decades. Simple but thorough handwashing and the use of hand sanitizers by hospital staff have been found to significantly reduce infection rates among patients.

Two chocolate brownies, covered with chopped walnuts, sit next to a pile of dried cannabis flowers.

Cannabis has been legal in Colorado for several years, but some negative effects of the edible form of the drug appear to be more common than originally anticipated.

A doctor speaks with her patient before a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, which has been shown to influence how physicians manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

A form of positron emission tomography (PET) scan has been shown to influence how physicians manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

white pills, representing Acetaminophen, are scattered against a blue background

Results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that older adults, especially people with diabetes, may have a good reason to use acetaminophen with caution.

a woman balances on an exercise ball while holding small handweights out in front of her

Hate any type of exercise? Good news—according to a new study, doing resistance training only once weekly can improve your health. Like aerobic exercise, every little bit counts.

A bowl of oil and a wooden spoon sit next to each other on a white table cloth.

From a chemical composition standpoint, most of the fats and oils in our diet are  called long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). But what’s been making news are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are partially man-made fats, typically made from coconut and palm oils. They are high in saturated fat but not the harmful type, and the body processes them differently than LCTs.

A woman wearing all white practices tai chi on a white sand beach.

You’ve probably heard by now about senior-friendly tai chi. This martial art is recommended by organizations like the Mayo Clinic, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, and the National Institutes of Health, to name a few.  

A diverse group of adults wearing exercise clothes walk on a path

Walking is generally considered a good form of exercise, especially for older adults. But is it good enough?

After all, government guidelines for physical activity seem fairly strict—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity every week.

A woman holds her head in her hand, a man doing the same in the background

Addressing psychological problems could be one of the best things you can do for your health, according to new research.