After having a caesarean section, why few women have a subsequent vaginal birth
Some countries mandate a legal right to leave for women during their periods. Is that reverse sexism or the right thing to do?
Just decreasing calories won't replicate the protective effect of breast milk.
Health advocates are engaging men in sexual assault prevention, challenging the negative aspects of traditional manhood.
If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?
Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.
How cultural barriers can be more important than income
More 18- and 19-year-old women are having sex, but fewer are getting pregnant.
Why we need more kidney donors, and how to get them
The spread of the vaccine-preventable poliovirus so far in 2014 has been "extraordinary," the agency warned today.
Why did myopia increase by 66 percent between the early 1970s and the early 2000s?
In a consciously alarming report today, the agency said, "Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill."
Inside the disquieting lives of five people who struggle with sleep in the city that never does
Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified is a catch-all category for disordered eating that doesn't fit under the umbrellas of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. It's often left undiagnosed and can be extremely dangerous.
As the NBA and NHL playoffs start, a Harvard sleep specialist advises rest, not more practice, for championship teams.
With age comes risk of serious injury or death related to falling down. In the next three decades, the number of Americans over 65 will double. Many want to live at home indefinitely. One man has a solution.
Weight loss is often framed as a personal endeavor, but the best outcomes stem from group efforts.
New research shows that people are more health-conscious at the start of each new week, so health advocates are encouraging everyone to harness the psychological power of Mondays.
How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls
In a veiled apology this week, Jenny McCarthy again illustrated that health science and culture are inextricable. Vaccination is among the few definitive tenets of disease prevention, but because of rampant misinformation, fear, and scientific illiteracy, rare infections have come back to life. What's to be done about that.