People are much more likely to achieve their fitness goals with their spouse than alone.
In the late 1700s, trend-setters helped normalize the distrusted process of inoculation. Today, a similar movement could encourage parents to vaccinate their kids.
The public response to an outbreak often far outweighs the actual threat. In a new paper, researchers say they've created a formula to measure disease-induced hysteria.
Some women in Greek life want to host more college festivities to regain control over alcohol consumption. It's worth trying, but it may not fix everything.
Chamomile and lavender, common ingredients in cosmetics and many other household items, sometimes cause people to develop allergies after repeated exposure. The European Union is considering a warning label for just that reason.
After being hospitalized for a hemorrhage last year, I'm fully recovered, both mentally and physically—but people still view me differently than they did before.
While the CDC doesn't have an official estimate for the economic costs of ineffective seasonal vaccines, various studies have suggested that resistant viral strains can weigh on the economy.
People who gaze at an object in the distance go faster and feel less exertion than those who let their attention wander, a study suggests.
Mental-health practitioners whose clients kill themselves can face stigma from their colleagues, lawsuits, and a toll on their own psyches—making them less likely to take on suicidal patients who need their help.
Patients who say they have Morgellons point to skin lesions as proof of their disease. But doctors believe the lesions are self-inflicted—that the condition is psychological, not dermatological.
The mental-health effects of being held hostage
Doctors understand obesity as a social disease, even if most other people don't.
An electronic sensor may mean the end of finger pricking.
Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy.
In Sweden, the answer is "maybe."
Only 126 cases of Guinea worm remain before the parasite disappears from humanity entirely.
Many cases of the disorder might actually be a more subtle form of fetal alcohol syndrome.
A new study found that kids ate more fruits and vegetables when playtime came first.
Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.
The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.