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?
The largest report ever on the topic finds that half of patients who are accidentally aware during surgery suffer long-term psychological effects.
Why the body craves junk food late at night
An unusual Republican proposal makes medical sense, kind of.
How grief spurred me to start smoking—and to quit
A crematory employee explores the many ways one's remains can go.
The promise of transforming flying vectors of dengue fever into preventive-medicine tools
Mourning permeates physical health in many ways. New research elaborates.
Rates of physician-induced infections have plummeted in recent years, new research says. But there is still little incentive to prevent them before they happen.
Most young adults gain only about three pounds during their first year, about the same as those who don't attend college. So why is there such a strong misconception to the contrary?
The animals and human cells used in medical research are overwhelmingly male—meaning that as new therapies are developed, some biological sex differences may go unaddressed.
How a 19th-century recreational drug became a medical breakthrough
Fecal transplants have been proven to successfully treat certain types of infection, but proponents of the treatment are still fighting what they say are unnecessarily strict regulations.
An experimental program is using "barbershop intervention" to bring health education to African American men.