That thunderstruck feeling is linked to lower inflammation
Signs that say "Share the Road" with bicycles may have far less influence over motor vehicle driver behavior than would signs saying "Bicycles May Use Full Lane." ...
Three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted "heart age" that is older than they are, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes
Jimmy Carter talks about his public health efforts to eradicate guinea worm and improve global mental health and women's health. Plus, magazine collector Steven Lomazow brings part of his collection to the Scientific American 170th birthday party ...
A broader understanding of bacterial social networks might help scientists combat antibiotic resistance
The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat
The new drug, Repatha (evolocumab), is approved for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease
Whole-genome sequencing poised to help tamp down food outbreaks
Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?
Synthetic marijuana is cheap, widespread, hard to track and highly toxic
An editor discusses three smartphone applications that can help people stick to healthier lifestyle choices
A new theory about long-lasting Lyme disease symptoms suggests treatment options
MERS inoculation triggers response in monkeys and camels, raising hopes for future human use
This chemical has a particularly unpleasant reputation, but if officials act fast, they should be able to limit its impact
U.S. teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, a study finds
Focusing on irrational fears will not help chemistry’s public image
Researchers isolated a bacterial enzyme that could break down nicotine before smokers get the buzz that keeps them coming back for more. Christopher Intagliata reports
A psychologist explains why diets backfire and what weight-loss methods are proved to work
Some people claim that we're better off getting our probiotic bacteria from dirt than from foods like yogurt. But are these products safe?
Booze was the beverage of choice for much of human history. But over the past millennium, views of alcohol in the West have swerved from warm embrace to moral vilification to a worry about the human costs of abuse...