Why increasing health literacy should be a national priority
I have a condition that causes profound, random swelling and hives. The thing that’s helped me most so far is the amazing communities I've found online.
The science of lycasin, destroyer of worlds, intestines
Sophie de Oliveira Barata makes hyper-realistic prostheses as well as elaborate costume limbs that reflect the wearer's personality.
It was 50 years ago this month the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health shed new light on the direct links between smoking and public health.
One of America's first diet hawks, Sylvester Graham was certain that sexual desire was ruining society. His solution: whole wheat. How a zealot's legacy lives in our foods today.
"Hey Ryan." "Hey Billy." The viral-video health parable of the day.
NASA's social network discusses the potential of bicycle desk technology, and harnessing the energy of a workout
Many states require insurance to pay for seeing chiropractors. A few cover marriage counseling, and a handful reimburse for massage therapy. Increasingly, health experts rely on the political system to decide what should be reimbursable by insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid. The results haven't been promising for the expanding definition of care.
The story of Pedal Power's bike machine is spreading quickly. The two-man company has more than tripled its crowd-sourced fundraising goal, and its bike desk is being used to power laptops, grind grain for beer, and churn butter.
Children take longer to return to full cognitive function after a concussion than adults, and their return to cognitive and physical activity should be gradual
How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.
Studies say that when parents are in pain, children suffer. I push my body as hard as I can.
The importance of ritual
When can you call a food addictive?
Across cultures, people feel increased activity in different parts of the body as their mental state changes.
When should you disclose medical conditions to a date? When is illness too much for a relationship to survive?
Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences, including depression, weight gain, and heart disease. It is torture. I know.
Fight or flight, or sleep
Giving up gum reduced symptoms for most teens in a recent small study.