(kali9/E+, Getty Images) Lea en español Family-based programs to encourage healthier eating and physical activity have long been regarded as an effective way to put children diagnosed as overweight or with obesity on a path to a better future. But new research suggests an added dividend: Parents of those children can benefit as well. “It…

(monkeybusinessimages/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español It’s a worthy, healthy goal to take 10,000 steps each day, but that magic number didn’t come from doctors or physical trainers. In the mid-1960s, Japanese marketers trying to sell a pedometer named it manpo-kei, which generally translates to “10,000 step meter” in English. The Japanese character for “10,000”…

(Kubra Cavus/iStock, Getty Images) Caffeinated coffee may come with a blend of short-term benefits and harms, according to a study that monitored its health effects in real time. Researchers who closely monitored 100 volunteers for two weeks in a randomized controlled trial found participants logged more steps a day on days when they drank coffee…

(Tom Werner/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Dr. Robert Zarr loves to write prescriptions that you don’t have to take to the pharmacy. Instead, he sends patients outside to soak in the healing powers of nature, combining the benefits of exercise with the therapeutic effects of fresh air and green space. “Going back millions of years, we’ve evolved…

(Mladen Zivkovic/iStock, Getty Images) Exercise may help reduce symptoms of a common sleep disorder and improve brain function, a small study finds. Exercise training could be a useful supplemental treatment for people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, the research showed. The condition is characterized by loud snoring and disrupted breathing and can raise…

(Dean Mitchell/E+, Getty Images) Visiting high-altitude locations may be dangerous for people with high blood pressure or certain heart conditions, according to a new report from the American Heart Association that offers guidance about engaging in recreational activities in mountainous regions. Published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the scientific statement marks…

(irem01/iStock, Getty Images) Eating peanuts each day may lower risk for a common type of stroke and heart disease compared to eating no peanuts, according to new research in Asian men and women living in Japan. The study, published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, found people who ate four to five peanuts…

(Yulia Sutyagina/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español Food cravings. Everybody gets them. Smelling brownies in the oven. Hearing a commercial for a salty chip. Seeing a favorite childhood candy bar at the checkout. They all can awaken memories that drive food cravings. But what if they also come from a sensory system that has nothing…

(Julio Ricco/iStock, Getty Images) Adding a fistful of walnuts to your daily diet – no matter what else you eat – could lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce heart risks in otherwise healthy older adults, a new study suggests. The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, found people who ate about…

(Eternity in an Instant/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Lea en español When TikTok trendsetters went viral sharing their off-the-menu, customized drink recipes to try at the coffee shop, each one more over the top than the last, baristas took to social media and started posting the most outlandish customizations, calling out their customers and sharing war stories….