An anecdote from a friend can hold more weight than a recommendation from a doctor.
Experts are coming around to the idea that infrequent, high-intensity exercise may be as healthy as regular but more relaxed workouts.
Researchers have developed a capsule that they say could change the way vaccines and other drugs are delivered.
Research suggests that a person's consumption of the beverage is determined in part by his or her DNA—and that its benefits could extend beyond a caffeine buzz.
Doctors look south to replace the king of digits.
A Swiss company wants to change the way people mourn by transforming the remains of their loved ones into gems.
Stopping at the local CVS is often quicker, cheaper, and easier than going to a hospital or primary-care physician, but it also denies patients the quality care that comes from long-lasting relationships with doctors.
Enterovirus D68 is quietly making thousands of kids sick—and there probably isn't anything anyone can do about it.
For many, the stigma remains even after the weight is lost, complicating their self-esteem and their love lives.
Pediatricians are divided over the impact of marathons on young bodies.
Throughout history, people have gotten the depiction of running totally wrong.
Physical contact is an important source of comfort, one that must be avoided at all costs in infected areas. How, then, can healthcare workers soothe patients?
A fading ability to identify scents is a sign that life's end may be near.
In the 1950s, Jerry Morris showed for the first time that sitting all day is bad for our hearts.
Misunderstandings of purity fuel fears of toxins and vaccines, but the lines between humans, technology, and the environment are far blurrier than those who avoid the artificial realize.
Only one man on record has ever rid himself of the virus. New research brings the medical community one step closer to understanding how it happened.
Millions of American office workers experience bad posture and back pain. Can gadgets help remind us to stand up straight?
Saliva pH could explain why athletes are more likely to have oral health problems, a new study says.
The noisy, sometimes ill-fitting devices are often necessary for mothers who want to continue breastfeeding. A hackathon this weekend strove for better designs.
Gut bacteria play a role in mood and emotion. Are probiotics the key to a better antidepressant?