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.
The vast majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known risk factors. Obviously we are missing something big.
Members of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA), along with parents and children who received federal vaccine injury compensation, are having a press conference "to unveil an investigation linking vaccine injury to autism."
Champagne corks will be popping at the Salt Institute, and fast food executives and food processors will be joining the party. A new study published i...
Rep. Ellen Tauscher has just announced she'll introduce a bill to repeal the ban on open gays in the military, a momentous step that comes on the 15th anniversary of this highly unpopular policy.
In general, loss of species that perform unique functions and have few close relatives (in evolutionary terms) would cause the most disruption.
Roofs account for 25% of total surface area in most cities, and pavement accounts for around 35%. If 100 major cities covered that space with reflective materials, it could offset as much as 44 metric gigatons of heat-trapping gases.
"It's a little bit like a free lunch without the calories," says Dr. Ronald Evans, lead researcher of the Salk group. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... exercise in a pill! Wait -- we've been promised this before...
Why do teens get eating disorders? Blame it on their friends! But wait, it's not that simple. In fact, it doesn't matter which group teen girls actually fall into, but only which group they most identify with.