The practice can cause lasting damage—but around the world, women continue to do it, encouraged by advertising, cultural norms, and sometimes even misguided doctors.
A growing number of states are requiring doctors to tell women when they have dense tissue, but some say the knowledge only causes unnecessary fear.
Why people in several countries believe that the spots happen when pregnant women ignore their food cravings
A tiny study on tiny particles
Many patients post photos of their meals and changing bodies to document their recovery—and in the process, some have found an online community of supporters.
The law requires them to be the same as brand-name drugs in all ways that matter. But what science considers important is a moving target. An Object Lesson.
With long hours behind the wheel and fast-food rest-stop meals, long-haul truck driving is one of the unhealthiest professions in the U.S. One man is trying to change that.
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.