The science behind what makes people scratch
For many transgender people, achieving a feminine voice can be difficult. A singer-turned-vocal coach specializes in helping them adjust.
Why the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to change the drug's illegal status
A new study adds to the research connecting social isolation with cardiovascular risk.
People are much more likely to achieve their fitness goals with their spouse than alone.
Patients who say they have Morgellons point to skin lesions as proof of their disease. But doctors believe the lesions are self-inflicted—that the condition is psychological, not dermatological.
Doctors understand obesity as a social disease, even if most other people don't.
A new study found that kids ate more fruits and vegetables when playtime came first.
In a new study, female participants felt better about their bodies when told that men are attracted to plus-sized models.
A history of adventure playgrounds, which offer children the opportunity for no-rules recreation
The average human lifespan has nearly doubled over the past two centuries. How does that affect how people feel about death?
Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointesntial tracts—may be to blame.
A new study found that just imagining arm exercises created a tangible effect on the body.
And men are particularly at risk, according to a new CDC report.
The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.
A new book explains the evolution of synonyms for "intoxicated," including how English got "wasted," "bombed," and "lit."
People with autism, who often have trouble describing discomfort, could benefit from alternative methods of measurement. But there are so many to choose from it can be hard to know which to use.
Turning our two-bedroom apartment into a makeshift hospital for my son's long-term care meant giving our family life a makeover, too.
Following the recent success of the world's first uterus transplant, scientists are pursuing the new frontier of the bioengineered womb.
A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical.