A recent study may be the first to show how sleep can either promote or suppress weight gain by affecting the genetic factors that play a role in weight.
Doctors have recommended calcium supplements for osteoporosis or osteoporosis prevention for years. Now comes a large observational study that showed a link between calcium supplementation and heart attacks.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the details, then try to scale back your expectations. Even small steps toward a goal are better than no steps at all.
A recent study suggests that many cases of ADHD in children may have been misdiagnosed, and that behavior such as moodiness and hyperactivity might in fact be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder.
Recent research has shown that exercise actually changes the way our brain responds to the very idea of food.
We can win this battle of weight maintenance by admitting that our desire to overeat never goes away. As long as our desire to control never goes away as well, we will win.
The concept of fairness is a moral value. Why are discussions of issues like gay marriage turned into moral issues? According to a new study, the psychological value of creating a moral issue is that it gives people a legitimate reason to have an opinion on an issue.
A new national study on "biosignatures" for depression treatment is groundbreaking in its approach and sophistication; it could usher in a new frontier of brain science.
The consequences of preterm birth are an enormous burden of lifelong disability the world over, and we need another tool in our kit besides progesterone.
Sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders are prevalent in our society, and people need to wake up to the symptoms and risks associated with them.
If confirmed, the observations in a recent paper could lead to smarter therapy for distinct breast cancer types.
I am clearly not opposed to supplements, and I find them to be helpful in augmenting treatment and health goals -- but they are not supposed to be quick fixes that take the place of healthy habits.
As a former newspaper reporter, occasionally I was assigned to report on a subject I didn't know well. I learned that if I don't know what questio...
The association of animal protein (especially that loaded with highly saturated fat) and increased health risks is not new. Does the threat of death, as opposed to unpleasant diseases like cancer and heart disease, make a difference in how consumers behave?
When you say what you are going to do in a situation, you are making your best guess about it. However, it is hard for you to simulate all of the other factors that are going to influence your behavior.
The "progress" afforded by the Industrial Revolution has provided a natural experiment demonstrating the catastrophic effects of sedentary life. If one considers our genetic wiring, perfected over hundreds of thousands of generations, this all makes perfect sense.
What if I told you a new drug had been discovered that could dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer, three of the leading killers in the U.S.?
We need specific legal protection for professionals who honor their patients' end-of-life decisions and follow best-practice standards for managing end-of-life agonies.
When it comes to benefits, psychiatric medications hold their own when compared with general medical medications in the treatment of a great number of diseases that affect so many people.