Researchers have created a new diet they call the "MIND" diet, which may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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.
We still aren't winning the fight against obesity. In a new series of articles, experts explain what society has done wrong in the battle of the bulge, and what needs to happen now.
Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day will cost a person upwards of $2 million over his or her lifetime, a new study claims. But is that claim true?
The brains of violent criminals who are psychopathic are different from even those of violent criminals who are not psychopathic, new research finds.
People whose cholesterol levels are even slightly high while they are in their 30s are at an increased risk of heart disease later on, researchers say.
Environmental factors such as diet may alter the expression of genes to cause, and reverse diabetes, new research finds.
Scientists will closely study runners' health and well-being as they run more than 3,000 miles across America in four months, about a marathon a day.
A woman's garbled text message to her son turned out to be a sign that she was having a stroke. This is the fourth incident now reported of someone with a stroke having "dystextia," researchers say.
Getting a vaccination does not increase people's risk of developing multiple sclerosis, as some anti-vaccination groups have suggested, a new study finds.
Taxing all packaged foods and using the revenue to subsidize healthy, fresh food could save lives and reduce health care costs, experts say.
When someone does wrong, whether we want to punish them severely or let them off easy is reflected in activity in certain regions of the brain, a new study shows.
The iron in red meat may raise your risk for heart disease, but iron in vegetables seems to have no ill effect, a new study says.
A recent proposal aims to change the information we see on food labels. But what's really needed is an improvement to the quality of the food, not just the food labels.
You may think you know your stuff when it comes to pooping and your health, but misconceptions are common. Here's the truth about poop and your health.
People who are obese spend less than 1 minute per day doing vigorous physical activity, a new study finds.
People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have healthier blood pressure levels than those who don't, according to new research.