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
Women are more likely to have a Caesarean section at a for-profit (private) hospital than at a nonprofit (public) one.
That’s one of the troubling findings from an investigative project published Sunday by California Watch, an independent team of inv
Nation, we don’t have much time left to meet our Healthy People 2010 fruit and vegetable consumption goals.
So far, it’s not looking good.
How much must charities, including — or, perhaps, especially — medical charities, disclose about donors?
That question is raised in the current edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
I’m always stunned when women tell me that their gynecologists continue to tout the benefits of menopausal hormone therapy (HT).
I thought the 2002 results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) — a large randomized controlled clinical trial — woul
Men may be more likely to develop a pre-Alzheimer’s condition known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a Mayo Clinic study has found.
It’s not clear yet, however, what clinical value this finding will have.
In his Frontal Cortex blog at Wired.com, science writer Jonah Lehrer discusses possible reasons for why small towns and cities (fewer than 500,000 people) produce a significantly greater percentage of professional athletes than larger cities.
In an editorial aptly entitled “Snake Oil in the Supermarket,” the editors of Scientific American argue in their September issue that it’s time Congress gave the U.S.
Like previous studies, this one found that spousal similarities are low for broad personality traits (such as sociability), but high for value-related traits (such as those related to religion and lifestyle).
In a fascinating article in the current issue of the New Yorker, Dr.
The cozy financial relationships between some of the country’s leading surgeons and Medtronic Inc.
When I was in D.C. last month visiting family, I went on an ice-cream binge.
Consumer Reports published the results of its second annual prescription drug survey Wednesday, and it has some interesting findings.
First, consumers are apparently very wary of their physicians’ relationships with pharmaceutical companies.
The topic has been reported on before, but National Public Radio health and science reporter Richard Knox did a terrific job Monday of outlining the lessons women — indeed, all health consumers — can learn from the marketing story behind the controv
After a small delay (explained in an editorial here), a long-awaited government-funded study on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was released Monday — much to the relief of many of the estimated 4 million or so Americans who have this little-understoo
Actors are smoking significantly less often on the silver screen these days, but more than half of all PG-13 rated movies still show people lighting up — a situation that encourages some young people to take up the habit, a new study reports.
A Mother Jones article by a professor of bioethics at the University of Minnesota probes the ethical questions raised by the suicide of a 26-year-old man who was enrolled in a clinical trial of an antipsychotic drug. It’s a disturbing tale.
A few years ago I wrote a short magazine article about ecopsychology, a relatively new field of academic study that melds psychology and ecology.