Sophisticated software could help doctors make better diagnoses
Is a slow metabolism keeping you from losing weight? Can you do anything to speed it up? A closer look at what we can realistically do to change our metabolism
Healthy diet and lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of disease, but not to zero. Let's take a more realistic approach to risk reduction
Italians who stuck closely to the heart-healthy diet had fewer heart attacks and strokes—but only if they were well-off and/or college educated. Christopher Intagliata reports.
There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.
An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma
Researchers have identified a mutation in some people who suffer from delayed sleep phase disorder, which interferes with their circadian clocks
Some celebrities take such therapies, claiming health benefits
A newly published study shows that corn oil reduces cholesterol much more effectively than extra virgin olive oil. But before you make a switch, there are some other factors to consider
The "other victims" of the opioid epidemic are pain patients who need the drugs but cannot now get them because of fears related to their use
The Whole30 nutrition challenge is wildly popular. But can it really deliver on its promises? Nutrition Diva examines the pros, cons, and alternatives
The process keeps the attic of your mind well organized
Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book, The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have.
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
Dwindling infection rate makes reliable data hard to gather
Online support groups aim to fill a void
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
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.