New study finds that a burn may change the community of bacteria within a person's gut, and possibly lead to an increased risk of infection
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Pharma companies—and maybe, eventually, the Supreme Court—will ensure that it only becomes harder to execute people with drugs in America
Retraining the brain can restore mobility for people with injuries or difficulty moving
The media are touting meditation’s potential for treating everything from anxiety to AIDS, but strong, objective evidence is lacking.
Combating chemical poison aflatoxin hinges on boosting fungal growth on African crops
Although a greater life expectancy is seen as normal today, it is a relatively new demographic phenomenon that emerged among people born in the late 19th century
A nutritionist boils a mountain of conflicting diet advice down to a few simple principles
The health care system needs to be prepared to protect potential VCA donors by optimizing the informed consent process
t three years, improvement in type 2 diabetes is better after bariatric surgery than with lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests
Keeping fit is just as important for your mind as your body
Nobelist Harold Varmus on the promise of a new generation of cancer treatments—and the big challenges that remain
Carrageenan has been used in traditional food preparation for hundreds of years and is an ingredient in many organic and vegan foods. But now critics are calling for a ban. Is carrageenan safe?...
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The most hyped science story of the 21st century starts with a cocoa bean
Teenaged boys who spend too many hours in front of the computer or television without participating in enough weight-bearing exercise could develop weaker bones as they age, a small study suggests...
Some researchers believe they will soon be able to slow or even stop the body's clock—at least for a little while
More than a quarter of Americans lie about it, and 36 percent say they would rather do an unpleasant activity like cleaning the toilet or working on their taxes
Researchers found moderate support for using marijuana to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms and involuntary movements
Even four hours of intense activity may be enough to let bacteria escape from the gut into the blood, setting off a chain of inflammation. Christopher Intagliata reports