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.
A controversial measure may be included in future healthcare reform
Apple cider vinegar does have a few things going for it but its powers have been vastly over-estimated in the popular imagination
Early work suggests nanoparticles may help rewarm cryopreserved tissue
Shortness of breath can arise from a bewildering number of conditions, complicating diagnosis and treatment
Red blood cells retain a memory of high-altitude exposure, allowing for faster acclimation next time. But that memory fades within four months. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some advanced cancers can now be successfully treated by synthetic immune cells that are more powerful and longer-lasting than any found in the body
In urban Asian areas myopia among teenagers is topping 90 percent—but foresight may be able to bring those numbers way down.
A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases
A new study shows five days of hunger a month may reduce risk factors for aging and age-related diseases
The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference
Charles Platkin, director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College, published tips on what it would take to burn off the calories we typically consume during the Super Bowl
Doctors and patients are grappling with the unsettling finding that chronic use of popular heartburn medicines may be riskier than was thought
Can adding spices to your diet charge up your metabolism and speed weight loss? Nutrition Diva has the pros and cons of a new diet fad
Proteins work like rigid keys to activate cellular functions—or so everyone thought
Sunscreen or beach umbrellas alone were unable to completely prevent sunburns—so researchers suggest combining the methods instead. Christopher Intagliata reports.