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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.
For children who need a donated kidney, wait times vary greatly depending on which state they live in, a new study finds.
The human brain may be hardwired to trust the health advice that celebrities dole out, researchers say.
A new technique for creating stem cells shows they can be made in a way that reduces the risk of these cells dividing haphazardly and becoming cancerous.
E-cigarettes are increasingly popular, pitched by the industry as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes, but they're just as addictive and harmful in other ways, studies show.
Bilingualism can strengthen the brain, a new study shows. People who spoke two languages developed dementia about 5 years later, on average, than people who spoke only one language.
In her many television appearances, Suzanne Somers offers health advice to women. But what she says doesn't always hold up as fact, and in some cases, following her advice could be harmful.
Binge drinkers and alcoholics are known to have weak bones, and to heal slowly after a fracture.
Improving home habits such as less TV, more sleep and family meals can help reduce childhood obesity.
The type of diet (low-carb, low-fat) doesn't matter when maintaining healthy weight, because only lifestyle changes lead to long-term changes.