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.
Medication and therapy remain the most effective treatments, but some are looking to alternatives
A promising treatment that uses MDMA could help people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder
The American Heart Association suggests that late night eating might increase your risk of heart disease. But how solid is the evidence?
After a long drought, neuroscientists are readying a host of new treatments both to knock out the debilitating headaches and prevent them in the first place
Raw data from a 40-year-old study raises new questions about fats
The author of The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts that Make us Overeat explains how we're betrayed by our very own brains, which lead us to crave and overeat foods that aren't good for us.
Let's take a time-out to review the five-second rule