The AMA is taking aim at hospitals with a policy recommendation encouraging healthier food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff.
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.
Scientists find that pain receptors can hide inside cells; but they can still find them and deactivate them, which may lead to better pain medication.
Researchers used a 3D printer to create eye-like structures to help the faces of kids who are missing eyes to grow naturally and symmetrically.
The first robotic surgical technique for the eye brings great precision and safety to a delicate surgery on the retina.
Scientists have found that a gene called TMEM106B controls how fast the brain ages and helps protect against dementia.
The real threat for those with autism is not vaccines but rather the proposed changes to Obamacare, which could reduce services for people with the condition.
Scientists recently regrew sound-sensing "hair cells" in high volumes to test drugs for hearing loss.
While much attention is given to maternal depression, fathers also can get depressed before and after their child's birth, which, in turn, can have negative consequences for the child.
Sleep provides a time for the brain to prune synapses to ensure only the most important information is retained.
Your partner's or roommate's genes have a sizable effect on how your own genes are expressed, according to a study on caged mice.
TB treatments stretch over nine months, so many people don't stick to their meds, and antibiotic resistance develops. But now doctors may have found a way to speed up the treatment.
Modern neuroscience is fairly inept at decoding the workings of the Atari 2600 console, a new study finds.
The visual cortex's highly categorized structure for processing faces compared to other objects is in place at or near birth, a study of infants shows.
Artificial intelligence comes of age; pathologists can combine it with their own skills for nearly 100 percent accuracy in finding cancer cells in a biopsy.
Children and teens from poorer families show differences in their brains compared with wealthier children, a new analysis of MRI scans reveals.