The United States is seeing an explosion in autism diagnoses. One researcher says our reclassification of other diseases may be partly behind the trend.
In a society awash with digital media, concerns about addiction are natural. But are they unfounded?
The New York mayor's broadside against sugary soft drinks may seem like a brutal crackdown, but it's hardly the fatal blow critics and supporters alike think it is.
Many young people can correctly identify the age of a person based on their scent.
Research shows no link between the compulsive habit and the painful joint condition.
Our powers of analysis may not be as foolproof as we thought.
From cuts and scrapes to close encounters of the shaving kind, our bodies can take quite a beating over the years.
If you missed The Atlantic's Food Summit yesterday, we've pulled together some of the top tweets and images from the event.
How weak correlations and scant research were spun up into an argument about how videogames and porn are leading to "the demise of guys."
Inserting visual markers into prepackaged foods could help us avoid overeating.
In order to fight obesity, the CDC argues for resisting portion size inflation.
A massive new database reveals that hospitals and other providers are to blame for recent increases in healthcare spending.
The caricature of the snooty health nut may have some basis in reality.
Don't believe a word of it. Or if you do, take it with a very large grain of salt.
Saturated fats don't just clog your arteries -- they hinder your brain's effectiveness, too.
Enhancing the humble fruit could be an efficient way to improve global health.
Brain trauma can sometimes reveal extraordinary talents in people. Now, savant syndrome is helping to create whole new fields of scientific discovery.
Just don't smoke while you're sipping your joe.
More research confirms that our commutes pose a chronic health hazard.
Photos of President Obama tucking into a burger sends the wrong health message to Americans, a doctors' group says. Should politicians give up junk food on the campaign trail?