Several new studies suggest starches are an essential human nutrient and can be part of an effective weight-loss plan.
How perfumed toiletries—particularly douches—lead to dangerously high levels of chemicals in the body
The search for answers often leads to more questions. Notes from Spotlight Health.
A new study shows that conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon are linked to lower rates of some diseases.
A new review of the literature finds no evidence that “placentophagy” is good for mothers. It could even be harmful.
New research finds certain species of bacteria to be more prominent in the eyes of contact-wearers, offering a possible explanation for why they’re prone to some kinds of infections.
What’s behind the urge to keep feminine products hidden?
In the wake of the epidemic, Liberian healthcare facilities have overhauled the way they handle infectious disease. But as resources and attention wane, can the country’s health system sustain these changes?
A new study suggests depression is an early manifestation of the neurodegenerative disease, not just a byproduct of being chronically ill.
People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.
Public report cards for doctors led to lowered costs and more natural births.
Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.
Researchers can't agree on whether hypnotherapy actually works. I tried it when I wanted to leave cigarettes behind, but I'm still not sure, either.
Are men really getting schlumpier, or are people just finding better ways to talk about it?
A growing number of seniors are completing marathons and triathlons, shedding new light on how exercise affects the elderly body.
The practice can cause lasting damage—but around the world, women continue to do it, encouraged by advertising, cultural norms, and sometimes even misguided doctors.
A growing number of states are requiring doctors to tell women when they have dense tissue, but some say the knowledge only causes unnecessary fear.
Why people in several countries believe that the spots happen when pregnant women ignore their food cravings
A tiny study on tiny particles
Many patients post photos of their meals and changing bodies to document their recovery—and in the process, some have found an online community of supporters.