According to a new study from psychologist Michael Goldstein and Ph.D.
Hmmm…. I may need to rethink how I grade my college students’ writing and editing assignments.
In an article appearing online today in New Scientist magazine, psychologist and science writer Sanjida O’Connell discusses the evidence for — and against — various health claims regarding omega-3 fatty acids.
In her Newsweek column this week, science writer Sharon Begley describes how recent research is casting doubts “on the crystal-ball powers of DNA” to predictan an individual’s risk of disease.
A study has found that subtle (and often unconscious) negative racial attitudes toward African-Americans may have made white voters more susceptible to criticisms of Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign — and may continue to prejudi
Last Tuesday, I wrote about the first medical treatment — proton pump inhibitors (widely used for heartburn and ulcers) — featured in the Archives of Internal Medicine’s new “Less Is More” series.
I never took a home economics class.
At Mind Hacks this week, British neuropsychologist Vaughn Bell reports on a large Swedish study whose findings seem to support the theory that genius and “madness” are somehow intertwined.
The study, published earlier this year in The British Journal
According to a new study, there’s a good biological reason why we call our moms when we feel anxious or worried (and why our kids call us).
Doing so helps reduce stress.
On Monday, the Archives of Internal Medicine launched its “Less Is More” series, which intends to “highlight situations in which the overuse of medical care may result in harm and in which less care is likely to result in better health.”
If the lau
I don’t follow golf, but I did notice the headline this weekend about Tiger Woods dropping out of the Players Championship with a sore neck.
Bad news? Well, yes, for Woods himself and for the tournament’s promoters who lost their superstar.
The pushback to this year’s President’s Cancer Panel report published Thursday has already started. Expect that criticism to swell. Big time.
Critics and fans have often complained that Agatha Christie’s later novels were not (to use an old British phrase) up to snuff.
We may now know why. Hidden language clues in the novels themselves suggest she was suffering from dementia.
In the May/June issue of the Boston Review, Dr.
When your doctor recommends a medical treatment for what ails you — say, high cholesterol, back pain, noninvasive breast cancer, prostate cancer, atherosclerosis, or even pregnancy — how do you (or your doctor) know if that treatment is your best op
This morning, in the L.A. Times’ monthly column “The MD,” preventive medicine specialist Dr.
Over at the online magazine Miller-McCune, Tom Jacobs reports this week on some troubling (and also, perhaps, some hopeful) findings from a recent Australian study about people who hold bigoted beliefs.
Writes Jacobs:The newly published research, whi
Health officials should be more honest with the public about recent research that shows the flu vaccine isn’t anywhere near as effective among the elderly as was once believed.
The new health care legislation signed by President Obama in March contains a little-known section called the Physician Payments Sunshine provision.
A new study reports that people who scored positive for possible depression on a standard mood-screening test tended to consume more chocolate than those who did not register as depressed on the test.