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Why you might want to wait until October to get a flu shot

It's best to wait until October to get the flu shot, says a top infectious disease expert. Otherwise, there is a chance your immunity could wear off later in the flu season, when the disease is still spreading, he said. Read More

Here's how bad posture can affect your mood

Sit up straight, you'll feel better. A new study reveals that sitting slumped over can make people feel sad and afraid. Read More

Everything you need to know about this year's flu shots (VIDEO)

This year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. Read More

TODAY'S LIST: Three new weight loss tricks

With all the diet books out there, you'd think they'd have run out of weight loss tricks by now. But somehow they keep churning them out. Here are three new ones you may not haven heard before. Read More

Is plastic from toothpaste getting stuck in your gums? (VIDEO)

The micro beads get caught in the gum line causing bacteria that can lead to gingivitis and disease. After a blog post went viral, Proctor & Gamble – the manufacturer of Crest toothpaste – took notice. Read More

Gross! Your hands are dirtier than most surfaces

Researchers swabbed samples from 25 public spaces, and then swabbed the hands of participants. They found the public spaces had an average of 33,000 bacteria, while the people tended to carry about ten million bacteria on their hands. Read More

Scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said a mutation that could completely change how a virus is transmitted would be a very rare event. But he said researchers are monitoring for genetic changes in West Africa.. Read More

Study: Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes

Basically, the study suggests that artificial sweeteners alter the makeup of normal, beneficial bacteria in the gut. That appears to hamper how the body handles sugar in the diet, a situation that can lead to developing diabetes. Read More

FDA skeptical of testosterone drug benefits

U.S. health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging and large studies are needed to support their continued use in millions of American men. Read More

TODAY'S LIST: Five food cravings and what they might mean

Do you crave carbs, ice, red meat, cheese or sweets? Here's what they might mean. Read More

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