In the U.S., the outward markings of success are for sale. The value of these status symbols is particularly high for people when they are feeling that they are being discriminated against.
Journalists are schooled in investigating and reporting events objectively and when it comes to conflicts, they report on the progress of wars, gang v...
These results are being used as proof that men and women's brains are fundamentally different, but what's important is what the study doesn't measure.
Sandusky's arrest last November triggered a wave of news coverage. But what is the media coverage saying, and how might it affect the public conversation as Sandusky's trial moves forward?
Every scientist has at least one paper or graph tucked in a folder that lies in a dusty corner of the hard drive. The data is interesting, but doesn't lend itself to the creation of the grand narrative you must have for a traditional publication.
Is it possible that health workers might be more motivated by messages that emphasize patients' welfare rather than their own?
We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.
The excitement engendered by exploration, innovation and science is tremendous -- and rarely quite as evident as when a rocket launches, bound for another planet.
Scientists believe that people can get stuck in repeating cycles, in which failure to lose weight impairs psychological functioning, which in turn increases the risk of more failure. Even a quick and simple intervention may have the power to disrupt this destructive cycle.
When Ken Gerbka was growing up, his mother would often use the expression, "Better late than never," in her attempt to teach Gerbka that it is preferable to accomplish something past its deadline than never to complete it at all.
The next time you hear your doctor tell you to eat your vegetables and to avoid fatty processed pro-inflammatory foods, just remember that it's not just your doctor who's telling you that... your body is screaming to you for the same thing as well.
There's some important news for millions of people -- most of them women -- who suffer from the syndrome fibromyalgia: A new study suggests that sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia.
We may not derive our core sense of self-worth from what we buy and own, but does that mean we're immune to all the cues in our consumer culture? Unless you live in a cave, you have been relentlessly bombarded since before Thanksgiving with images of goods.
I want my friends to be around for more of our traditional group lunches and dinners. So I hope they'll join me in paying a very small price for a normal blood pressure rate -- eat less salt. Luckily, I got into the habit early.
As I was researching the literature on cancer prevention and treatment, there was one statistic that struck me as really interesting. East Indians are much less likely to develop cancer. In fact, the numbers are staggering.
Dr. Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health a UC Berkeley, answers my questions about the talking we all increasingly do, and offers advice on how best to take stock, and control, of the risks involved.
Despite common perception, bad breath is not just a topic to be taken lightly. For many, halitosis is part of daily life, whether it's suffering from it or working or living with someone that has foul breath.
A new study suggests that obesity spreads socially not because friends have shared ideas about acceptable body size, but because they share environments and carry out activities together that may contribute to weight gain.
Dear Readers, A new study is out this week in the Journal of Virology, done by researchers I respect from the University of Utah, Fatigue Consultatio...
Three independent scientific papers have provided some of the strongest evidence yet of the link between exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and lower IQ levels among children.