As the NBA and NHL playoffs start, a Harvard sleep specialis advises rest, not more practice, for championship teams.
With age comes risk of serious injury or death related to falling down. In the next three decades, the number of Americans over 65 will double. Many want to live at home indefinitely. One man has a solution.
Weight loss is often framed as a personal endeavor, but the best outcomes stem from group efforts.
New research shows that people are more health-conscious at the start of each new week, so health advocates are encouraging everyone to harness the psychological power of Mondays.
How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls
In a veiled apology this week, Jenny McCarthy again illustrated that health science and culture are inextricable. Vaccination is among the few definitive tenets of disease prevention, but because of rampant misinformation, fear, and scientific illiteracy, rare infections have come back to life. What's to be done about that.
The trend in instilling the importance of healthy relationships and mutual respect, not just how to use condoms
Mentions of drinking or alcohol brands in music are associated with binge drinking in adolescents who listen to (and enjoy) the songs.
Doing aerobic exercise twice a week for 26 weeks significantly increased the volume of older women's hippocampi—the region of the brain associated with memory.
My time acting the part of a patient to teach medical students, and then becoming a real patient myself, taught me the nature of learning empathy.
One of history's darkest spasms of inhumanity began 20 years ago this week. Remembering unfathomable tragedy and celebrating unprecedented health progress in Rwanda.
This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.
Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around
A new CDC report finds that coverage for tobacco cessation treatment is lacking in state Medicaid programs.
Some have long known the perils of faulty eating. A prescient vintage Atlantic Monthly ad for yeast.
A toxic chemical leak, a contaminated water supply, and a long wait for answers in West Virginia.
It's not your face, it's how your brain works.
Urine reacts with the chlorine in swimming pools, creating potentially dangerous chemical byproducts.
The range of emotions involved in helping women terminate pregnancies
Researchers say our sense of smell is stronger than previously thought.