130/80 is the new high blood pressure threshold. What should your personal blood pressure goal be and when should you worry?
22% of Americans are trying to reduce their sugar intake and more than half are trying to avoid artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda. What's the upshot?
Can certain foods really help you fight heart disease, arthritis and dementia?
A big data analysis involving more than 1.5 million patients could find no relationship between weather and complaints to doctors about joint or back pain.
Following dietary guidelines would mean eating less meat and dairy—and fewer calories overall—reducing greenhouse gases and other pollution. Julia Rosen reports.
Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.
Do salty foods make you hungrier? Or do they help you burn more calories? A new study finds that salt has unexpected effects on hunger and weight loss. Learn how this affects you
Doctors shift toward personalized goals for glucose, cholesterol, and more
Poor-quality sleep may heighten behaviors including hyperactivity, compulsions and aggressiveness
It's winter time, and infection is certainly a cause of a sore throat. But what else can cause throat discomfort? What signs and symptoms should you be worried about? And when should you see your doctor?
Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source
Although heavy drinking poses the greatest problem, even low consumption can increase the risk
Research suggests that higher protein meals can help you lose weight, slow aging, and speed recovery. But what if you don't want to—or can't—eat that much protein?
Our bodies are honed to environmental light via a biological chain reaction
Many physicians are advocating a simpler approach to treating lower back pain: exercise
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.
Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes.
The Mexican fish may have evolved strategies that could help humans survive an epidemic disease
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