In a new study, female participants felt better about their bodies when told that men are attracted to plus-sized models.
A history of adventure playgrounds, which offer children the opportunity for no-rules recreation
The average human lifespan has nearly doubled over the past two centuries. How does that affect how people feel about death?
Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame.
A new study found that just imagining arm exercises created a tangible effect on the body.
And men are particularly at risk, according to a new CDC report.
The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.
A new book explains the evolution of synonyms for "intoxicated," including how English got "wasted," "bombed," and "lit."
People with autism, who often have trouble describing discomfort, could benefit from alternative methods of measurement. But there are so many to choose from it can be hard to know which to use.
Turning our two-bedroom apartment into a makeshift hospital for my son's long-term care meant giving our family life a makeover, too.
Following the recent success of the world's first uterus transplant, scientists are pursuing the new frontier of the bioengineered womb.
A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical.
Sterilization is forbidden in Catholic doctrine—but many doctors in systems affiliated with the Church believe the restriction runs counter to their patients' best interests.
People have been coloring their hair since ancient times. But still, most know relatively little about the chemistry—and its implications for health.
Personal breathalyzers let people check their blood alcohol content before driving—but they're not very popular.
When people around the world woke up, and when they slept in, in 2014
Intriguing inventions for a healthier New Year
People may soon be able to swallow tiny sensors, embedded inside placebos, that track and share data on when they take their medication.
Or, the health case for books. New research looks into how screens tell our brains to stay unnaturally alert.
A speech scientist has created a human voice bank to build personalized sounds for people who rely on computers to communicate.