Bad Medicine Archive
02 October 2013, 09:10 AM ET
For older adults, being slightly overweight may bring benefits to health, studies suggest. However, being very overweight is decidedly bad for health, and increases the risk of many chronic diseases.
16 September 2013, 12:37 PM ET
Getting a good night's sleep really can make a person look better, according to a new study. Researchers looked at people with sleep problems, and objectively measured their faces before and after they were treated for their sleep troubles.
13 September 2013, 09:03 AM ET
While official recommendations give 10 minutes as the minimum length of time a bout of exercise should last, a new study shows that 1-minute exercise sessions can bring health benefits on par with those of 10-minute sessions.
09 September 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Improving home habits such as less TV, more sleep and family meals can help reduce childhood obesity.
03 September 2013, 12:21 PM ET
The idea that some people are "left-brained," meaning they are highly analytical, while others are "right-brained," or more creative, is not true, according to a new study that looked at brain scans of more than 1,000 people.
25 August 2013, 02:30 PM ET
In what experts are calling a major advance, new research reveals several routes to target a protein called TXNIP with drugs. The protein TXNIP kills and damages the cells that make insulin, and is involved in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
20 August 2013, 04:02 PM ET
A gigantic bounce house, video games at every turn, cartoons on flatscreen TVs … The best children's hospitals certainly come across as fun places to visit. Wouldn't it be great if adult hospitals were like this, too?
20 August 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The type of diet (low-carb, low-fat) doesn't matter when maintaining healthy weight, because only lifestyle changes lead to long-term changes.
14 August 2013, 02:00 PM ET
People with brain injuries may have varying levels of consciousness, and now researchers say they may have a way to measure a person's consciousness.
09 July 2013, 01:23 PM ET
Whether acupuncture might improve women's chances of becoming pregnant through IVF has remained an open question. Now researchers look at 16 independent studies involving more than 4,000 women for an answer.
08 July 2013, 04:27 PM ET
It's well known that chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease can be prevented in many cases by eating well, exercising and avoiding smoking. So why do so many of us have a difficult time we doing these things?
24 June 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Talking to your teens about obesity in terms of weight, size and appearance can backfire, and make them fatter. Experts explain a better way to talk to teens.
03 June 2013, 04:13 PM ET
Vegetarians had significantly lower risk of death compared to meat-eaters among 73,000 people, published today in JAMA.
12 April 2013, 11:58 AM ET
Even in the lean, belly fat can raise the risk of kidney disease, and scientists may know why.
20 February 2013, 08:20 AM ET
Some have serious implications of fraud, while others are just plain humorous.
12 February 2013, 01:59 PM ET
Busted: Sex doesn't burn hundreds of calories and other rampant obesity myths.
15 January 2013, 02:16 PM ET
Here are 5 falsehoods of the raw philosophy of the raw vegan diet.
07 January 2013, 01:57 PM ET
Here's why this grain is the healthiest food on the planet.
21 December 2012, 08:04 AM ET
Some have serious implications of fraud, while others are just plain humorous.
20 December 2012, 12:22 PM ET
Almost magically, exercise on healthy side led to muscle gain on weaker side.
19 November 2012, 11:12 AM ET
The brain consumes loads of calories and plant matter couldn't do the trick for prehumans.
13 November 2012, 05:00 PM ET
A license could stem tobacco use, known to come along with a suite of health risks.
24 October 2012, 05:01 PM ET
Confusion and doubt still linger nearly two years since vitamin-D guidelines were issued.
22 October 2012, 04:01 PM ET
Exactly how mind games boost brain activity remains a mystery, scientists say.
18 October 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Here are the properties of green tea that may prevent breast and prostate cancers.
28 September 2012, 04:50 PM ET
That's 600,000 years of potential life lost, and $6.6 billion in lost productivity.
28 September 2012, 03:39 PM ET
These are real, though no respectable doctor would recommend you light up.
30 August 2012, 08:35 AM ET
The worse outbreak of whooping cough in 50 years prompts CDC to urge kids and adults to get vaccinated.
17 August 2012, 10:33 AM ET
And you may want to ditch the iced tea in favor of water.
14 August 2012, 04:08 PM ET
The first look at human exposure to Fukushima's radiation reveals residents of one city are OK.
07 August 2012, 01:01 PM ET
The citrus drink makes one cancer drug more effective at lower doses.
03 August 2012, 09:43 AM ET
Scientists find unexpectedly that Prozac, the anti-depression drug, has antiviral properties.
27 July 2012, 08:47 AM ET
What you eat may cause epigenetic changes that set up your grandkids for obesity and other diseases.
10 July 2012, 04:01 PM ET
The risk, however, doesn't outweigh the benefits of vaccination, scientists say.
10 July 2012, 11:19 AM ET
These edible and nutritious backyard weeds can survive drought conditions.
26 June 2012, 04:01 PM ET
Doctors may have to eat their mantra that a calorie is a calorie.