A new study pinpoints the facial features that contribute to others' snap judgments.
For many people living with this common disease, the most debilitating symptoms are shame and isolation.
Increasingly, doctors are using their patients' own immune systems as valuable weapons against the disease.
A new study found that even when parents recognize that their children are overweight, many fail to do anything about it—or even to see it as a problem.
Chagas, a disease common in Latin America, is gaining traction among immigrants in the U.S.
Those two little lines aren't just aesthetic. They are instrumental in helping us communicate, mourn, and even stay alive.
Increasingly, baseball players of all ages are turning to "quick-fix" surgery to keep their pitching skills strong.
Medical professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.
Family dinners build relationships, and help kids do better in school.
“Fruity” smells red, and other associations from a new study
Though it's popular in other countries, the U.S. has historically shied away from giving nitrous oxide to women in labor. Now some hospitals are championing it as an alternative to epidurals.
The United Nations announced today that the global HIV/AIDS epidemic could be slowed to a trickle within the next two decades. Can it be done?
In the trade-off between more patients and more personalized care, growing numbers of physicians are choosing the latter.
As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers.
Similarity and companionship are the currency of attraction, for better or worse.
For kids and teens living with HIV, Camp Sunrise offers a respite from the burden of their disease.
Condoms aren't enough: For the first time, the agency is recommending that all men who have sex with men use prophylactic treatment.
How we speak is a key part of first impressions, and disorders that impair speech lead to poorer quality of life.
Drinking, drugs, and distracting yourself with TV are linked with a higher risk for insomnia. But so is giving up on dealing with your problems.
A new study shows that newborns who have affluent, well-nourished moms all start out life at a similar height, regardless of their ethnic background or the country they live in.