An article recently published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine suggests a disturbing explanation for why physicians are often reluctant to change how they advise and treat their patients even when the evidence overwhelming points to the fact
Such support can actually help young people with their journey to autonomy and self-reliance, professor Teresa Swartz finds.
In his Frontal Cortex column this week at Wired, science writer Jonah Lehrer explores an intriguing question: What causes people to be successful at something, whether it’s hitting a golf ball or playing the piano or trading stocks?
You need talent
A new study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has some encouraging news for older women who develop early-stage breast cancer.
It also offers more evidence about how routine mammography screening carries risks as well as benefits
No doubt about it: Colon cancer screening saves lives.
So colonoscopy sleepover parties, like the one that’s going to be held for women later this month in Minneapolis, are a great idea — for fully insured women who have the time and money to parti
The beat may go on (as Sonny and Cher so famously sang), but apparently not with any kind of rhythm that makes sense to 23-year-old “Matthieu.”
In fact, he gives entire new meaning to Swedish singer Robyn’s hit song “Dancing on My Own.”
For this a
Meta-analyses — studies that combine and analyze the results of several studies on a topic — are among the most influential papers published in medical journals.
In an essay published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Boston pediatrician Dr.
Writing in the L.A. Times yesterday, freelance health writer Christie Aschwanden gives a succinct summary of major mammography studies published since the U.S.
More than a third of us in the U.S.
Postmenopausal women who smoke have a 16 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer than their peers who never smoked, according to a new study published online this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Former smokers were also found to
I’m reading a charming book this week called “The Book of English Magic.” The adjective charming is apt on several levels, for the book not only has a seductively pleasing tone, but it also frequently talks about “charmers,” including magic
Is sex addiction a real disease or a convenient excuse?
It’s always frustrating to see a celebrity peddling unscientific nonsense as a medical cure, and watching former “Three’s Company” actress Suzanne Somers do it on “Dateline” last week was no exception.
Yet we shouldn’t be surprised that the media g
Here’s a topic to bring up at your Oscar party on Sunday: Do married women who win the best actress award head to divorce court more quickly than their losing peers?
In other words, is the so-called Oscar Curse real?
A new study [PDF], released ea
Contrary to some media headlines and despite the signing into law in January of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the food supply in the United States is not substantially safer than it was a decade ago, according to Michael T.
Using a cell phone for 50 minutes increases brain activity in areas of the brain closest to the phone’s antenna, a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health has found.
This finding adds to growing concern about both the short-
Although I enjoyed the film “The King’s Speech,” I inwardly groaned during the scenes that suggested the source of King George VI’s stuttering could be traced back to childhood traumas.
That was certainly the leading explanation for stuttering duri
Itch is such a common, everyday sensation that we rarely think about it — until it becomes pathological, or so chronic and/or excessive that it interferes with daily life.