When I was strolling and biking on Minneapolis’ lake paths this past weekend, enjoying the unseasonable and gorgeous weather, it seemed like everybody was out there with me.
An interview with Ari Ne’eman, President Obama’s controversial appointee to the National Council on Disability, was published this week in Wired.com.
Some companies position themselves as leaders in the fight to eradicate breast cancer while continuing to sell products that may actually promote breast cancer.
If you’re trying to lose weight, make sure you’re not cutting down on your sleep along with those extra calories.
Not getting enough sleep makes it more difficult for overweight people to shed body fat, a new study has found.
A Mayo Clinic study has found that while abdominal weight gain is the result of expanding fat cells, the fat we accumulate in our lower body, or thighs, is the result of added fat cells.
A new study of the sexual behavior of Americans — the first nationally representative survey of its kind since 1992 — has some good news for parents.
Teenagers, especially males, are getting the message about protective sex.
The wreckage of a Greek ship that sank off the coast of Tuscany, Italy, in 130 B.C.
Three studies involving alternative medical treatments have crossed my desk this week.
In a new American Cancer Society (ACS) video, Dr.
The Neuroshrink blog recently explored why Viagra and other medications used to treat erectile dysfunction can trigger an episode of transient global amnesia (TGA), “one of the more mysterious and freaky cognitive syndromes one can encounter.”
Canada has become the latest country to report a decline in the incidence of breast cancer in the years right after 2002 — and to link that decline to a concurrent plunge in the popularity of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT).
For 2002 was the yea
New research shows kids are learning to use profanity earlier than ever — in some cases, at age 2. Guess who’s usually to blame.
A new study from Norway is likely to reignite the ongoing heated debate about the risks versus benefits of routine screening mammograms.
The combination of five healthy lifestyle behaviors is associated with a significantly lower risk of premature death, a study from China has found.
What’s new about that, you say?
It’s likely that fewer than 7 percent of children and teenagers have a hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds, researchers at the U find.
Even when we think we’ve made an informed decision about a medical treatment, our decision may be based on what we wanted to hear from our doctor, not what our doctor actually told us.
That’s the gist of an article in today’s Boston Globe.
Quietly last month, a pair of Harvard endocrinologists published a commentary in JAMA that suggested to the authors of forthcoming new dietary guidelines that they essentially throw out nutrition altogether and start talking about food. (Unfortunat
It’s going to take more than a squirt of Purell to make you invincible.
A trio of studies published earlier this week in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (here, here and here) has made a huge splash with indoor swimmers.
But not in a good way.
When facing a decision about knee surgery, wouldn’t you want to know if the physician-author of a study in a medical journal comparing the risks and benefits of various artificial knees had any financial conflicts of interest — like, um, receiving mo