A review of studies on the treatment of chronic insomnia finds that cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective alternative to drug interventions
Statistics have suggested a sharp increase in the number of American women dying as a complication of pregnancy since the late 1980s, but a closer look at the data hints that all is not as it seems...
Shoe-related dangers lurk underfoot. The rate of high heel–related injuries doubled over a 10-year period, and most of those injuries happened in a place you might not expect.
The libido-enhancing drug approved by an FDA advisory panel acts slowly on the brain to increase desire—not quickly on the mechanics of the sexual act
A new film presents the science behind when and why people lie.
A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research blames 40 percent of the rise in obesity on the ubiquity of supercenters, warehouse clubs, and restaurants By Eliene Augenbraun and Gretchen Cuda Kroen...
Survey of canned-good brands finds hormone-mimicking compound still widely used
Emergency room visits due to high heel shoe–related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. Erika Beras reports
Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. UPDATED: With Dean Ornish's Response
A critique of the diet guru's views on high-protein diets, followed by a response from Ornish and a reply from the author
New research suggests that humans transform the chemical into a compound linked to obesity
Are some dogs safe while others are not? A recent study finds this common belief is not spot on.
Studies of sunshine-denied human buttocks help settle the matter
Scientists question if a daily dose of the well-known alkaloid is as benign as caffeine...
Pillows, bedding and tossing and turning all influence what you inhale while fast asleep
I was recently embarrassed to discover that the thinking about antioxidants had gone and shifted in the last few years without me ever noticing.
A preview by our editor in chief of the March issue of Scientific American
A medical expert weighs in on our burning questions about alternative therapies for this pesky invader
You're coughing, feverish, achy - is it just a bad cold or something worse? House Call Doctor helps you determine if your illness is a run of the mill cold or the more dangerous pneumonia...
Golden Rice Opponents Should Be Held Accountable for Health Problems Linked to Vitamain A Deficiency
By 2002, Golden Rice was technically ready to go. Animal testing had found no health risks. Syngenta, which had figured out how to insert the Vitamin A-producing gene from carrots into rice, had handed all financial interests over to a non-profit organization, so there would be no resistance to the life-saving technology from GMO opponents [...]..
The flawed body mass index remains a useful predictor of health