A new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says we don't actually know if the age-old practice is a good idea.
"It provides some of us some closure."
How men and women digest differently, diet changes our skin, and gluten remains mysterious: A forward-thinking gastroenterologist on eating one's way to "gutbliss"
The idea that ignorance is the root of much disagreement—that if Americans understood the healthcare law, more would support it—seems condescending, but not invalid.
At our most beautiful, we are dots.
U.S. medical education is based on a century-old structure. Leading physicians are calling to streamline medical school to three years. How long does it take to make a doctor?
A definitive medical diagnosis
Long before Breaking Bad, actor Jonathan Banks played a dangerous ... -ly misinformed stock boyfriend.
The case of a man undergoing nasal reconstruction is being called global medical progress.
Amid campaigns for and against the health law, evocative imagery has peaked.
The average American eats almost three times as much cheese today as in 1970.
As the global cost of obesity approaches $700 billion, international bank Credit Suisse puts an economist's eye to the science of soda, table sugar versus high-fructose corn syrup, the increasing size of humans, and what's to be done.
Higher highs and lower lows for a better life
A new NASA project brings people close to, and yet so far from from, realizing dreams of becoming an astronaut.
Confidentiality remains protected by law. Doctors will not become covert government agents. But the Affordable Care Act may get more physicians talking with patients about preventing sexually transmitted infections.
San Fermin's debut, eponymous album is a self-aware "pastiche post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition." It comes out today.
Drone bird tries to keep scarecrow quiet about industrialized farming, to no avail
The simple tricks to atoning for a year of sin
Despite secularism and atheism being on the rise, some areligious students feel discriminated against—at times violently. Now teachers across the U.S. are creating Secular Safe Zones to "curtail anti-atheist bullying, discrimination, and social isolation."
A massive American pro-water-drinking program launches today. It makes odd claims.