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.
The legal, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have all struggled to locate the line between analgesia and drug abuse.
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
New research suggests that it may be possible to identify who's more likely to have negative lasting effects from trauma—and to stop the symptoms before they start.
For some patients, the disease is defined by its unpredictability. In the middle of a race, one runner confronts what she doesn't know.
A secondary infection in the U.S. is highly unlikely. But here's how the healthcare system would respond if there was one.
The number of emergency-room visits related to prescription sleep aids has doubled in recent years, according to a new study.
Antimicrobial chemicals are so ubiquitous that a recent study found them in pregnant mothers' urine and newborns' cord blood. Research shows that their risks may outweigh their benefits.
Elite weightlifters are bigger than ever before, largely thanks to steroids and growth hormones.
Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.
Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.
Using military terms like "battle" and "fighter" to help patients conceptualize their illness can sometimes harm more than it helps.
Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.
Pheromone parties say daters can find their match from the smell of a t-shirt, but the science is a little more complicated.
For pregnant women taking antidepressants, balancing mental health and fetal health can lead to difficult choices.
A new study finds that pills with a high level of estrogen increase breast-cancer risk significantly. But that still might not mean you should change your prescription.
As intense exercise programs like CrossFit and P90X gain popularity, a look at the psychology of pushing your limits—and when that can be a bad idea.
A sexologist helps people with dwarfism overcome their bodies' obstacles to sex and intimacy.
How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.