Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Lower back pain is the fifth-most common reason that drives people to the doctor's office. Learn the tips on how to prepare for your doctor's visit
In addition to relieving headaches and preventing heart attacks, the drug seems to keep malignant cells from spreading
After a long drought, neuroscientists are readying a host of new treatments both to knock out the debilitating headaches and prevent them in the first place
Raw data from a 40-year-old study raises new questions about fats
As car sales fall companies are looking to expand into the handicap assistance market
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research CEO Todd Sherer, a neuroscientist, talks about the state of Parkinson's disease and research.
New guidance updates a 2012 recommendation
The controversial step will significantly expand direct-to-consumer testing—but what if the news is bad?
Researchers want to employ CRISPR to solve a huge health care problem
New findings provide the clearest picture yet of the risk to fetuses
The treatments may hasten growth of tumors in some patients
Thanks to some evolutionary hardwiring in the brain and body, our physical and psychological temperatures are linked
Researchers say the medication is a significant improvement over other treatments
Insomnia is a very common medical condition in today's high-stress world. Aside from prescription drugs, you may have been curious about over-the-counter melatonin supplements. But do they work? Are they safe?
Researchers have completed the first laboratory model of the human female reproductive cycle
New research suggests a tasty way to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle and prevent weight regain
Mice that lost weight and then gained back more than they lost maintained an obesity-type microbiome that affected biochemicals involved in either burning or adding fat--suggesting interventions.
It remains to be seen whether the treatment, which was effective in a large clinical trial, will live up to its promise
Exposure to specific microbes when an infant is less than a year old seems to have a protective effect against the child's eventual acquisition of asthma.