Health trends abound, but some are backed by more evidence than others. Himalayan pink salt, for example, won’t do you much good, but trendy Greek and Icelandic yogurt offer real perks. Here’s what else caught our attention this week. (Sign up for the TIME Health newsletter for more.)
Pink salt is everywhere: in salt shakers, glowing lamps and spa treatments. Fans of the salt claim it can help with everything from allergies to mood. But is it worth all the hype? We checked out the science.
There’s a wall full of options at the grocery store, but full-fat Icelandic and Greek check off the most nutritional boxes. Both are great ways to get extra protein and feel full.
Though it’s rare, a few new cases of the plague have popped up in New Mexico. Should you be worried?
People are reporting a growing number of health and safety issues concerning their cosmetics, makeup and hair care. Many experts believe that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs more resources and better oversight.
For people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, moderate-intensity exercise may offer some protection against genetic risk factors, a new study suggests.
Air pollution continues to drive early deaths in the United States, and a new study finds that no level of exposure leaves humans unaffected.
Biking to work gets you a step ahead of your colleagues every morning. This type of commute may not be practical for everyone, but those who can do it may have less stress and better mood, finds a new study.
It’s a terrible season for ticks. Learn how to defend yourself against Lyme disease and the best way to remove an embedded tick.
Here’s what health experts say about the virus this summer.