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.
The type of diet (low-carb, low-fat) doesn't matter when maintaining healthy weight, because only lifestyle changes lead to long-term changes.
People with brain injuries may have varying levels of consciousness, and now researchers say they may have a way to measure a person's consciousness.
Cranberry juice may stall urinary tract infections, according to new research. Bacteria cells growing in lab dishes were stopped in their tracks by the compounds found in cranberries.
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.
Vegetarians had significantly lower risk of death compared to meat-eaters among 73,000 people, published today in JAMA.
Fast-food restaurants' claim of having healthy menus falls flat in a new analysis showing that they are only marginally healthier than 14 years ago.