Journalist and author Beth Gardiner talks about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution. And CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna talks about gene editing.
Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Get-Fit Guy spent some time chatting with Vivobarefoot CEO Galahad Clark about the importance of going barefoot and the health science presented the new documentary Shoespiracy
There are some situations where beneficial bacteria (either from foods or supplements) can post a threat to the host
The evidence is all around us—we can’t offset or undo several hours of stillness with a single hour of exercise
There’s a connection between sleep and hunger. Getting better quality sleep may help with appetite, cravings, and ultimately, weight loss
Making it more convenient and less painful would be a great start
William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries...
Everybody wants to get that beach body right now or to run that 10k next month, but can you really get fit fast?
The Institute of Medicine hasn’t set an upper limit on fiber, meaning that there’s no amount at which it’s considered toxic. That doesn’t mean that an excess of fiber couldn’t make you uncomfortable...
The Cordyceps fungus is said to have the power to fix a host of health problems, from muscle fatigue to diabetes. But are the claims too good to be true?
Do you have weak forearms? Is your lack of forearm strength holding you back? The Get-Fit Guy answers a listener’s question and gets to the bottom of this weakness
What can our genes tell us about which diet will work best for us?
A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities.
The cover story of our latest issue of Scientific American Health & Medicine explores this sweeping new study
Mind and body benefit from two hours in nature each week
It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters
How does drinking coffee help your body and your brain?
If you’re not sleeping well, you may not be reaching your life goals, let alone your fitness goals
Individuals who scored higher on an optimism assessment were likely to live significantly longer lives, a new study finds