And, as a consequence, how weight loss became an industry
Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.
Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.
The "shared decision-making" model fosters a higher level of collaboration between doctors and the people they treat.
A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.
How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves
Before giving peanuts to an allergic child, a note on jumping guns
Can people train themselves to tolerate heat?
Researchers are beginning to understand how DNA makes some athletes more likely to get hurt.
An NIH-funded project aims to expand nutritious dining options in Los Angeles.
New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.
The last flight out of the South Pole until November departed on Friday. How do the people left behind cope with months of endless darkness and sub-zero temperatures?
A major reason: Many pediatricians were never trained on how to insert them.
A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.
In a recent study, one-third of the participants said they'd shave time off their lives to avoid taking medication each day.
New research found that the number of people experiencing physical discomfort and depression in their last year of life is on the rise.
A woman and her husband are racing to find a treatment for her deadly genetic sleep disorder before symptoms set in.
The U.K. just voted to legalize an IVF procedure that uses DNA from two parents and one donor.
Even within a single state, the cost of an MRI might vary by hundreds of dollars.
A growing number of young patients are opting for the procedure—but their age comes with its own set of medical and insurance challenges.