Women are a fast-growing portion of the incarcerated population. In New York, a new yoga program focused on prenatal care is fostering courage, control, and mental health among inmates.
Seven facts from the Department of Agriculture this month confirm the importance of pizza in the minds and bodies of Americans.
Years ago, doctors went to extreme measures to save a woman with the lowest-ever body temperature on record.
Cigarettes are a good start, but things likely to destroy us are still on shelves.
What's behind our eat-hate relationship with chicken blobs? McDonald's lifted the nugget curtain this week, showing fans and detractors how the 1979 creation is made.
Turn-of-the-20th-century "physicians" offered clairvoyance alongside their medical care.
Most people are socialized not to sleep when their bodies naturally want to. A small town in Germany wants to change that.
A third of patients who go to the hospital for bipolar I disorder are on four (or more) psychiatric medications—despite a lack of evidence that's a good idea. This highlights the complexity of the disease and the need for more science.
The device that lives in millions of people's chests and keeps their hearts on beat has come a long, fascinating way since the 1930s. But when a pacemaker's battery dies, the whole apparatus wastefully has to be replaced.
A culture that tells people to "man up" when it comes to nudity invites strange problems.
As American alternative medicine grows in popularity, I decided to experience an even older style of nontraditional treatment.
Women made shorter in a virtual reality situation compared themselves more negatively to others and reported more paranoid feelings.
Forty years ago, women's lib was used to peddle cigarettes.
Behind the beloved idea that processed food is "slowly poisoning everyone"
Research on what makes relationships last, in easily memorizable verse
A visualization of early Christian rules about sex; or, why sex is still a weird thing today.
There is conflicting advice out there about drinking a small amount, particularly of wine, during pregnancy. Some research has said it may even be beneficial. Today the National Bureau of Economic Research says that's wrong.
The positive effects of "placebo sleep"
As Syrian peace talks continue, women in refugee camps face a lack of basic resources and the loss of a structured community.
As in romance, a solid relationship with food may benefit from time apart. The "every-other-day diet" involves one day of eating whatever you want, followed by a day of eating very little. Of this year's eating fads, intermittent fasting stands out as one less ridiculous than it might sound.