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
What does the marketing of fast-food options tell us—and more importantly, our children—about the foods they are consuming?
Typical calorie counts ignore how we cook and process food, how gut bacteria interact with food and the overall complexity of human digestion. Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr explains...
Being active is good for us for many reasons beyond the old familiar ones
Fifty years ago, smoking was a matter of preference. (Didn't all the cool kids do it?) Today it's a vice. Smoking has been moralized; and it has gained a heavy social value that we use to judge smokers and leverage to try alter their behavior...
Intermittent fasting might improve health, but clinical data are thin
Neural circuits responsible for conscious self-control are highly vulnerable to even mild stress. When they shut down, primal impulses go unchecked and mental paralysis sets in
We haven't fully escaped cold and flu season yet! How are you coping?
Don't blame the tryptophan in your Thanksgiving turkey. The post-dinner drowsiness probably results from carbs and alcohol
May 31, 2011, was a bad day for a society already wary of all sorts of risks from modern technology, a day of celebration for those who champion more concern about those risks, and a day that teaches important lessons about the messy subjective guesswork that goes into trying to make intelligent choices about risk in the first place, for policy makers or for you and me...
Lowering blood sugar levels may thwart forgetfulness
Foods that are especially satiating can decrease hunger, reduce body fat and lower blood sugar
For Dominique Chen, a robot interface that helps to create Japanese pickles is an exercise in using technology to provide greater connection.