The overwhelming scientific evidence to date — not just anecdotal stories like Cloud’s — shows that for most people, supplements are a waste of money.
Why does returning from a trip — say, from a week of wilderness camping in the Boundary Waters or a weekend of biking and theater-going in Lanesboro, Minn.
Marie Claire magazine offers a warning as we approach Breast Cancer Awareness Month (otherwise known as October):
Think before you buy — or donate to — pink.
That’s because another name for Breast Cancer Awareness Month could be Scam Artist month.
A University of Minnesota professor who researches the psychological underpinnings of political preference talks about two spontaneous outbursts that caught a lot of people’s attention.
Dr. Steven Miles and Arthur Caplan offer combined $11,000 in rewards for proof of candidate’s anecdote alleging vaccination’s “dangerous” side-effects.
The Obama administration launched its Million Hearts Initiative Tuesday.
Testosterone levels tend to drop in men after they become fathers — particularly among men who are actively involved in parenting, a new study has found.
This finding suggests that men are biologically programmed to help with their children’s upbri
Violent video games have been controversially linked to aggressive behavior.
Now along comes a study from a team of Brigham Young University researchers that links the reading of violent fiction to subsequent aggressive behavior — behavior
During Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate, Texas Gov.
Earlier this week at the Science-Based Medicine blog, Dr.
For decades, millions of women were instructed to take hormone therapy (usually estrogen plus progestin) after menopause, primarily to protect them from heart disease.
The reasoning behind that recommendation?
New York Times medical writer Gina Kolata published a great article over the weekend on why popular treatments for sports injuries are often so futile.
Many of the treatments have no good scientific evidence behind them to show that they work.
As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, I thought I’d highlight some research on two psychological health topics near and dear to working people — the fortunate ones who are not currently unemployed, that is.
None of the findings for these topi
Medical writer Gary Schwitzer’s concern is that men who are tested there may not know that such screening’s harms (unnecessary treatment) may outweigh its benefits. The U’s Dr. Badrinath Konety disagrees with that assessment.
The flu season is rapidly approaching.
Resistance training (such as weight lifting) is great for building stronger and even leaner bodies, but if you want to get rid of excess body fat — particularly the kind that’s putting your health at risk — you need to engage in regular, semi-vigoro
In Sunday’s second installment in its excellent “Fragile Minds” series on treatment problems for young people with mental illness, the Star Tribune focused on a troubling trend: Many of Minnesota’s children receive prescription medications for psych
An analysis by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of more than 1,000 scientific articles has found that common vaccines cause few health problems.
Furthermore, most of the side effects that were found to be associated with the vaccines tended to be ra
Writing in the online magazine Slate last week, Dr.
For a long time, doctors have been telling individuals with high levels of so-called bad cholesterol to slice foods from their diet that are high in saturated fat, such as red meats, butter and hard cheeses.