The number of abortions in Massachusetts has decreased despite predictions that health-care reform would have the opposite effect. Can the health insurance expansions part of Obamacare do the same nationally?
Swimming in schools allows fish to detect threats more easily, and new research -- in which fish were placed in something of a video game -- suggests schooling behavior actively deters predators.
The major source of North America's massive food waste is easily-remedied home everyday behavior -- a family of four loses up to $2,000 per year to discarded food.
A study published in the journal Neurology finds that obesity (in the setting of other health problems) is associated with faster cognitive decline.
Many humans have highly developed senses of fairness and morality. Some monkeys may not be far behind. Watch as one gets cucumbers and the other gets delicious, delicious grapes.
Mastering self-control at an early age appears to have a positive effect on one's weight as an adult.
Consumers generally look to the SPF rating to determine the strength of a sunscreen product. What the deceptively simple index really means, and what it misses
The cholesterol in eggs actually accelerates plaque build-up, Canadian researchers have discovered.
As the most livable state in the nation, sparsely populated Utah has a lot going for it.
The recession had almost no effect on health-care costs.
If soda bans take an implicitly cynical view of human nature, food labels that give consumers the impression of freedom might be their opposite.
Whether your primary care doctor keeps fit can determine the quality of your own care. Here are eight charts that explain the state of physician fitness in the United States.
The science of tracing the deaths back to avian flu, and what it might mean for humans
Even as in-hospital infections are on the decline, more people are checking into hospitals with the drug-resistant staph infection than those with either HIV or influenza, combined.
An ongoing heat wave has British officials sounding the alarm over London's bad air quality.
Evidence that doctors approach their own end-of-life care differently from everyone else
The venerable sci-fi show didn't just foresee the rise of tablet computing -- it also predicted the popularity of small tablets, too.
Will people actually consume less soda just because they can't buy it in one giant cup?
The part of air travel that gives you a cold (or worse) isn't usually the plane ride -- it's these leading disease-spreading airports.
Compared to those near stations in poorer areas, residents near some London Tube stops are likely to live 20 years longer.