How medical television shows have shaped people's perceptions of doctors and diseases
Inside the weird and hopeful world of cryonics surgery
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.
In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.
"Ebola Is Real" is now one of the most popular tracks in Liberia. It didn't happen by accident.
SoulCycle, a company that offers specialized exercise classes, is one example of how a limited set of Americans might find new expressions of spirituality.
Why cardiovascular health is improving in the United States but falling in developing nations
Artificial sweeteners probably don't cause weight gain, when used strategically.
Treating patients like disease carriers—rather than like people with emotions, families, and cultural beliefs—is a harmful public- health strategy.
Today the pendulum of science defends breakfast skippers.
Twinsburg, Ohio is home to the annual Twins Days festival—which, in turn, is home to a revolving door of scientists looking to gather genetic data.
One reason the underprivileged face an obesity crisis is that they rely on ineffective weight-loss strategies. In part, this is because economic uncertainty makes it harder to plan for workouts and healthy meals.
The cognitive benefits of self-awareness during sleep
The pre-exercise ritual can weaken muscles, hurt athletic performance, and even lead to injury.
A new study finds that possessing a balanced appearance has nothing to do with health, so we can all stop obsessing already.
In San Antonio, law enforcement, courts, and medical clinics are working together to treat, rather than jail, people with psychological problems.
As access to medical information becomes more democratized, patients have new power to investigate their problems.
For milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success.
The proportion of Americans who don't identify with a specific faith is growing. What does this mean for the future of funeral rites?
To make their budgets stretch further, many people in poverty turn to expired, damaged, or processed items.
A new study suggests the microbes in humans' intestines may influence food choices.