Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
The comedian's story of his mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, has resonated on a massive scale in the past 48 hours.
Today the Obama administration proposed the first change to U.S. food Nutrition Fact labels in almost a decade. A closer look at the numbers and the importance of subtle changes.
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?
A new game app had supernatural effects on athletes' eyesight. Brain training is coming for everyone.
We fill the human-shaped void with 225 percent more Facebook interactions.
After a week beset by ocular infection, NBC's multimillion-dollar sportscaster is slated to return on Monday. Costas' victory over conjunctivitis heralds a return of the spirit of sportsmanship and national pride typified by these Olympic games.
Just enduring winter weather counts as exercise.
A new study on the value of mammograms in preventing death—or lack thereof—will inspire extremely important discussion. One key distinction in terms is "survival rate."
A catastrophic story illuminates an entirely preventable epidemic of child abuse.
Cigarettes are a good start, but things likely to destroy us are still on shelves.
What's behind our eat-hate relationship with chicken blobs? McDonald's lifted the nugget curtain this week, showing fans and detractors how the 1979 creation is made.
A third of patients who go to the hospital for bipolar I disorder are on four (or more) psychiatric medications—despite a lack of evidence that's a good idea. This highlights the complexity of the disease and the need for more science.
Behind the beloved idea that processed food is "slowly poisoning everyone"
A novel treatment in clinical trials
Research on what makes relationships last, in easily memorizable verse
A visualization of early Christian rules about sex; or, why sex is still a weird thing today.
There is conflicting advice out there about drinking a small amount, particularly of wine, during pregnancy. Some research has said it may even be beneficial. Today the National Bureau of Economic Research says that's wrong.
Fewer than half of Americans recognize the March 31 sign-up cutoff.
As in romance, a solid relationship with food may benefit from time apart. The "every-other-day diet" involves one day of eating whatever you want, followed by a day of eating very little. Of this year's eating fads, intermittent fasting stands out as one less ridiculous than it might sound.