News reports are focusing on the Germanwings pilot's possible depression, following a familiar script in the wake of mass killings. But the evidence shows violence is extremely rare among the mentally ill.
Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
A new study reports that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system within months of infection.
Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"
Yes. No. Maybe.
Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.
After a deadly sexual assault on a minibus, a hidden-camera campaign gains new meaning.
With long hours behind the wheel and fast-food rest-stop meals, long-haul truck driving is one of the unhealthiest professions in the U.S. One man is trying to change that.
Angelina Jolie, in publicly airing the details of a surgery that forced her into early menopause, is taking an activist approach to oversharing.
Obesity rates for residents of South Los Angeles only increased after the city imposed a moratorium on the construction of new fast-food restaurants.
And, as a consequence, how weight loss became an industry
A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help drive a large increase in overuse of the drugs by 2030. Is there anything we can do about it?
Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.
Faith leaders have spoken out against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover free birth control in their employee health plans—but many of their female followers feel differently.
We know breast milk is good for babies, but there are serious questions about recent research that suggests breastfed infants grow up to have higher IQs and more income.
How astronaut technology has found its way into drugstores and hospitals
Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.
The "shared decision-making" model fosters a higher level of collaboration between doctors and the people they treat.
As the Ebola epidemic subsides, global leaders look to the next outbreak.
In a pair of editorials, Bill Gates lays out a plan to fight outbreaks on a global scale.