With the failure of the Congressional Joint Select Committee to reach any type of an agreement on budget reduction measures, there will be automatic cuts that take place for many programs and agencies, most notably NIH and the FDA.
Have you noticed that when you smile at someone, especially if you catch them off-guard, that they smile back? OK, not everyone smiles back! Or do they?
Thousands of clinical trials take place every day in this country and around the world as part of modern science's best attempt to find answers to medicine's most pressing questions.
As has likely come to your attention by now, a new study shows that daily multivitamin use is associated with a reduction in the overall rate of cancer. These findings are intriguing and promising, but far from the proverbial slam-dunk.
In a previous post, I discussed the negative effects of prolonged sitting and the inability of exercise to undo the damage. A new study now quantifies the association between sedentary behavior and diabetes.
The climate for business is changing rather quickly, so focusing exclusively on competition and ROE would seem to be a losing proposition, while collaboration and innovation continues to be the way forward.
Overwork and little sleep can affect every aspect of our lives, from relationships, job performance and daily wellbeing to our fundamental health. A new study suggests that difficult and demanding work schedules also can contribute to obesity.
Barbra and James spend time apart. They talk to each other on the phone often and then, when they do see each other, the thrill, excitement and romance of their relationship blooms bright.
Summer is coming to an end, and with fall and winter come cold and flu season. Want to give your annual flu vaccination a powerful boost? Start sleeping more.
Does a taste of champagne at a family wedding consign your son to a life of AA meetings? Will the mere mention of sex at home ensure your daughter of a future reality show appearance as a teen mom?
We're letting you in on this secret because Fall is a great time to escape to endless summer.
One of my patients asked me about a recent article she read in a magazine that said that fish oil supplement consumption may lead to increased risk of cancer. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and takes fish oil for help with controlling inflammation in her body.
Last week delivered some disconcerting news for people with a specific, strong inherited high risk for developing cancer.
Here's the flipside to the story about foods that can help you sleep better: Eating a diet heavily composed of the "wrong" foods can interfere with your sleep.
Numerous studies have shown that an average of 1 in 3 practicing physicians is suffering from symptomatic burnout on any given office day, worldwide, regardless of specialty.
A new study of 20 major media outlets used the image-curating website Pinterest to help measure the photographic coverage of four days of the Olympics.
Science often inspires science fiction writers to explore fantastic scenarios that may be just around the corner. However, sometimes, science fiction can also be an inspiration for science.
Watch this video as I reveal the smoking gun -- er, cigarette -- in the conclusion of a recent study that demonizes eating eggs, by comparing it with smoking! Should you eat eggs, or are you truly putting your life at risk?
The study most recently in the headlines -- just published in the journal Atherosclerosis -- suggests not only that egg ingestion increases the risk of heart disease, but also that the association is as strong as that for cigarettes. I don't believe either is true.
You've probably heard about how significant a role stress is believed to play in the development of illness and disease. Here's some sobering and important news: New research indicates that lack of sleep can be as damaging to the immune system as stress.