Two decades of research confirm that weight loss is about burning more calories than you consume—but what you eat is more important than how much you exercise
Experimental vaccine studies are struggling to recruit participants
Activity trackers accurately reckon heart rate—but they're way off in estimates of energy expenditure. Christopher Intagliata reports.
People who ate cocoa one to three times a month less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
Diseases with these traits occur throughout the body
Researchers have completed the first laboratory model of the human female reproductive cycle
One physiologist wants us to stop worrying so much about fighting infections and instead help the body tolerate them
What do you do when you have back pain? In part 2 of our low back pain series, learn the more common causes and treatment of low back pain.
DNA sequences from 100-year-old tumor samples could bolster childhood cancer research
Tweaking the gut microbiome may hold promise for fighting stress, anxiety
Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time to defecate
The spicy compound in chilies kicks off a chemical cascade that reduces gut inflammation and immune activity in mice. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Specific genetic variants have been linked to the sweet tooth
Medication and therapy remain the most effective treatments, but some are looking to alternatives
The American Heart Association suggests that late night eating might increase your risk of heart disease. But how solid is the evidence?
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