What kind of exercise is best for your health? The kind you enjoy doing—even if it’s easy, found an encouraging new study. Here’s what else caught our attention in health news this week. (Sign up for the TIME Health newsletter for more.)
No surprise here: A tough, sweaty workout is great for you. But easy exercise may actually offer more bang for your burn.
A new study clears up a long-standing myth about kitchen and bathroom hygiene: that the water must be hot to work.
Chris Linaman survived a severe infection of the bacteria MRSA, which occurs most frequently in healthcare settings. This is his story.
Does exercise turn you off? A simple shift in mindset can make you happier and healthier, experts say.
Fathers use different language and behaviors when parenting daughters than sons, new research shows.
No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of healthy eating.
A new study adds to warnings about exposure of phthalates, which are found in household items including shampoos, perfumes, nail polish, plastic toys, house building materials and more.
The teen birth rate hits a historic low, while the rate of older moms rises, according to new government data.