Walking is rarer in the U.S. compared to similar nations. It is also deadlier: Nearly 7,500 pedestrians were killed in 2021.
Some scientists think we should allow our bodies to more harmlessly live with pathogens until they’re cleared from our systems.
It’s safe to use your face cream, as long as you aren’t eating it.
Raw food, paleo, gluten-free, detox, and ketogenic: All of these diet fads withered when subjected to scientific scrutiny.
Let us share this miracle with mothers in poor countries.
Striking differences in the composition of the gut microbiome suggest that fermented food could help those suffering from anorexia.
Most people are not experiencing a "good" death.
Rapamycin is potentially the most powerful anti-aging drug ever discovered. However, due to its unlucky history, few know of it.
Our bodies crave more food if we haven’t had enough protein, and this can lead to a vicious cycle.
More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. Diet is an important, under-recognized culprit.
The future of healthcare may bring powerful collaborations between AI and medical professionals.
Amyloid plaque can build up in body organs other than the brain. The resulting diseases — AL amyloidosis, ATTR amyloidosis and more — cause much suffering.
By studying the oldest animals, researchers hope to pinpoint factors affecting human longevity.
Early, non-aggressive tumors should be called "nodules."
Scientists are finding tumor signals in spit that could be key to developing diagnostic tests for various types of cancer.
The study was small and didn't include a placebo group, but there is reason to believe that the drugs really do work.
Psychedelics mess with our prior beliefs, and could help us see what forms these beliefs in the first place.
End of life patients face mental health challenges uniquely existential and spiritual in nature — but psychedelics are emerging as a possible solution to relieve the suffering.
A blood test to diagnose mental illness is a "holy grail" of psychiatry.
Biological age is a better health indicator than the number of years you’ve lived, but it’s tricky to measure.
Like toddlers, adults can also get "overtired."
Having a "buff" skeleton prevents infirmity in old age.
From grave robbing to giving your own body to science.
Be skeptical of a new study questioning the sweetener's safety.
Marburg virus, like its cousin Ebola, causes severe disease, with fatality rates ranging from 22% to 90%.
A deadly myth has been manufactured from poor methods and wishful thinking.
What if we could harvest energy from human heat, sweat, or vibrations?
The Apple Watch could soon take the pain out of monitoring blood sugar levels.
The soft robotic models are patient-specific and could help clinicians zero in on the best implant for an individual.
Scientists are still figuring out why tirzepatide causes weight loss. One theory is that they “accidentally” created a new hormone.