People are aging better but not across the board. Education makes a dramatic difference
Don't blame the tryptophan in your Thanksgiving turkey. The post-dinner drowsiness probably results from carbs and alcohol
We wrap up our preelection series with Scientific American senior editor Jen Schwartz, who talks about the possible effects of the election results on technology development and use.&..
Scientific American’s senior medicine editor Josh Fischman talks about issues in medicine and public health that will be affected by this election.
The popular fasting diet regimen can work well for weight loss, but many other claims about its benefits remain to be proved
A new book looks at the science of how our buildings affect our bodies and minds
Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.
Some simple, practical steps can raise your resistance to viruses
Focusing on body size isn’t making people healthier. Some clinicians are trying a different approach
I wore a fancy set of headphones during every workout for two weeks to see if it could help me improve my cycling. And it worked (I think) through a concept called neuropriming
Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age, but diet and lifestyle changes can help you overcome your symptoms
It's hard to do much of anything when you're under the weather. Are there benefits to exercising while sick, or will working out just make you feel worse?
Coffee flour is a new ingredient making the rounds. Nutrition Diva has the scoop on what it is, how to use it, and whether the nutrition benefits live up to the hype
We wear sensors that track steps, heart rate, and calories burned. Soon, we may measure our sweat, too! What will those measurements tell us?
Fiber is so much more than “roughage!” From your heart and your bones to your microbiome, the list of health benefits linked to fiber keeps getting longer as nutrition science learns more about what it does for us...
The psychological state of children may need special attention during COVID-19 impacts and isolation.
Whole-body Vibration Training promises some impressive fitness and health benefits. But is shakin' it on a vibrating platform as good for you as regular old exercise?
Analyzing keywords on Twitter can offer a loose measure of the subjective well-being of a community, as long as you don’t count three words: good, love and LOL.
Can fancy-looking air-filled boots play a role in our workout recovery? I asked physiology expert Dr. Jeff Martin to take a deep dive with me to find out