New York Times investigative reporter Stephanie Saul has written a disturbing article about the high number of breast biopsies — by some estimates, 17 percent — that are mistakenly diagnosed as ductal carcinoma in situ (D.C.I.S.), the earliest stage
Apparently, our doctors don’t like to talk with us. At least, not about our unhealthy lifestyles.
We are a gullible bunch.
And easily whipped into a frenzy over nothing.
I mean, really. Digital drugs?
In her most recent Newsweek column, science reporter Sharon Begley summarizes some of the intriguing new research that suggests that weight gain — and obesity — may not be simply a matter of taking in more calories than you expend:[W]hile the basic m
[Update: A plurality (12) but not a majority of the 33-member FDA advisory panel voted to withdraw Avandia from the market.
Much of the sports medicine information available on the Internet is incorrect or incomplete — or both — according to a study that appears this month in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Nonprofit websites offer the most comprehensive and unbias
In one of his recent “Bad Science” columns in the Guardian newspaper, Dr.
Listening to a romantic love song makes women more likely to agree to a date request from a guy they’ve just met, according to a new study by a team of French (of course!) researchers.
In this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, reporter Bridget Kuehn summarizes two of the latest studies that have found an association in children between early exposure to pesticides and an increased risk of developing ADHD (attenti
A new study has found an association between fructose consumption and high blood pressure — a finding that has rekindled the debate about the health consequences of our American love affair with eating sugary things.
A new University of Minnesota study finds that “authoritative” parents (i.e. those that are both demanding and responsive) average four to five family meals per week.
We Americans may have, as Thomas Jefferson declared (and the Continental Congress confirmed on July 4, 1776), an inalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” but are we happy? And what exactly makes us happy, anyway?
According to a new report issued jointly this week by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, fewer Minnesotans are obese than people living in many other states. Specifically, we’re 32nd on the report’s list.
Dr. Mehmet Oz won a “Talk Show: Informative” Emmy Sunday for his popular 9-month-old television show.
A study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that biking, like brisk walking (3+ miles per hour), is associated with less weight gain in women as they approach and enter middle age.
Every five years, the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) update their Dietary Guidelines for Americans — their detailed directions for what we should and shouldn’t eat to stay as healthy as possible.
This year, as she progresses through her pregnancy, New Scientist reporter Linda Geddes has been penning an often amusing and always interesting first-person “Bumpology” column on “the science behind pregnancy.”
A couple of weeks ago, she looked into
Scientists at the U.S.
I had to smile when I read Newsweek reporter Sharon Begley’s column this week.
This is discouraging: A new study involving 590 physicians and medical students at 11 New York and New Jersey hospitals reports that more than two-thirds of those docs and would-be docs think it’s just fine to accept gifts and payments from drug and