Morning people have a lower risk for depression and other mental health concerns compared with night owls, but your natural sleeping pattern is strongly controlled by genes, a study finds.
Christopher Wanjek is the author of the health books "Bad Medicine" and "Food At Work" and the novel "Hey, Einstein!" a comical nature-versus-nurture tale about raising clones of Albert Einstein in less-than-ideal settings. His column, Bad Medicine, appears regularly on LiveScience.
Recreational marijuana use is becoming increasingly legal across the U.S., but that doesn't mean that it's safe.
Researchers have found a way to short-circuit the "immortality switch" that cancer cells use to divide indefinitely.
The promise of CRISPR is being realized today in the lab through the creation of special animal models and cell lines. And the technology is finally entering the clinic to treat humans directly.
Scientists have found how aspirin might help prevent Alzheimer's disease by helping cells clear the debris that leads to amyloid plaque formation.
Any physical exercise will improve thinking, as long as you do it somewhat consistently and stick with it long enough, according to an analysis of 98 previous studies.
Why are infections from the viruses that cause West Nile fever, dengue and even Zika deadly for some people but mild in others?
There may come a day when humans take on the form of cyborgs with integrated, robotic parts to enhance our abilities. But long before that, look for "biohybrid" robots...
WASHINGTON — Humans and many other animals express a range of social behaviors, from cooperation to aggression.
Want to follow conversations better in a noisy restaurant or bar? There soon may be an app for that.
Have you ever struggled to open a stubborn package? If so, that may be a good thing…if your baby is watching.
The gut microbiome of the hunter-gatherer Hadza people is very different from that of Americans, varying with diet and season, and that's likely good for the Hadza ... and bad for Americans.
The mantra to "complete the course" for antibiotics is wrong and possibly dangerous, scientists say.
In the most detailed study to date comparing the muscles of chimps and humans, researchers found that chimps are 1.35 times more powerful than people.