Endometriosis spreads like a vine through the bodies of roughly 176 million women worldwide, causing agony and infertility. Science has struggled to understand the condition, but new research is sparking hope for improved treatments soon
The largest study of its kind suggests long-term physical inactivity and character traits may be linked
Fish oil supplements are the third most popular nutritional supplement. But just how firm is the evidence to support their use?
Nicotine, hormones and certain medications can all be delivered through the skin through medicinal patches or creams. Why not vitamins and minerals?
A wider waist is dangerous for reasons we don’t fully grasp
Snapshots taken at roughly 400,000x zoom reveal mineral crystals and proteins organize into twisting, helical shapes
A new scientific research project to help you get active—and keep you motivated
Advice from an N.Y.U. food policy symposium: eating healthfully means you can't ever let down your guard when shopping.
Evolutionary studies indicate that the genetic changes enabling a cancer to develop arise shockingly early within the primary tumor. This discovery points to a promising new approach to therapy
The jutting midface of Neandertals seems to have evolved to help get large volumes of air into an active body that needed lots of oxygen.
What is insulin and how do our bodies use it?
These fluid-filled spaces were found in the body’s connective tissue
A closer look at body fat: Where does it come from, why do we need it, what are the best ways to burn it off, and where the heck does it go?
Bone fractures are rife after age 50, so why aren’t we doing more to prevent them?
Learn who is at higher risk for melanoma and what features are more concerning for this aggressive type of skin cancer
A discovery about the body's cellular waste system could help us erase unwanted ink
Up to 25% of people who take antidepressants report significant weight gain. Is there anything you can do to fight back?
“There’s no evidence in my mind that it’s going to work”
Research shows the danger of too much early training
The results come from a rigorous, $8 million study