Bad Medicine Archive
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.
26 June 2012, 07:31 AM ET
Scientists found bacteria from the gums had traveled to patients' knees.
12 June 2012, 03:43 PM ET
The finding may explain why more African-Americans suffer from certain cancers than do white Americans.
23 May 2012, 07:42 AM ET
Moral grounds keep some doctors from recommending it despite anti-cancer potential.
15 May 2012, 07:38 PM ET
Making greasy, processed foods more expensive may lead to healthier choices.
09 May 2012, 09:56 AM ET
As such, the deadly ingredient should be regulated, they say.
08 May 2012, 07:49 AM ET
Money, not education, may be key.
24 April 2012, 08:31 AM ET
The result may have some people questioning the goodness of "all natural."
20 April 2012, 10:34 AM ET
Hospitals, among the nation's worse polluters, pledge to get green.
02 April 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Measurement clears up teen body fat levels.
27 March 2012, 09:08 AM ET
If you're prone to heart disease, you may want to put down that hamburger.