America Has A Serious Optimism Bias Toward Its Doctors

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:43

We don't trust doctors in general, but we love our own doctor. How come?


People With Kidney Stones Face Higher Bone Fracture Risk

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:26

Though uncommon, kidney stones pose a significantly greater risk for bone fractures later in life than not having stones.


Heart Transplant Shows The Near-Godlike Power Of Perfusion

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:26

There's only one machine in the world that can keep a heart or pair of lungs alive outside the body for nearly half a day.


How Many Calories You Need In A Day, And Why [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:13

Guidelines suggest a person's daily caloric intake should reflect multiple factors, including sex, age, weight, and activity level.


Your Store Receipts Are Absoutely Covered In BPA

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:19

The same substance used to make thermal paper and durable plastic could be messing with your body's hormone balance.


Scientists Open The Blood-Brain Barrier For The First Time Ever

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 18:34

With better access to the brain, chemotherapy drugs may be able to target cancer cells with far greater force.


Feeling Down? You Could Be Walking Wrong

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:55

Our body language doesn't just reveal how we feel; it can actually change how we feel. So walk tall, people.


Siblings: The Lifelong Effects Of Having To Share Parents

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:35

The 21st century experience of having a sibling can lead to a number of different outcomes, but some keep popping up.


Vasectomy Rates Rose During Great Recession, Along With Many Other Things

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:57

From birth through old age, economic recessions can predict a wealth of outcomes related to wellbeing.


How Much Sleep You Get Ups Ulcerative Colitis Risk

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:05

Sleep is instrumental for maintaining the body's immune system, and there's a sweet spot where your disease risk is lowest.


The End Of Paralysis Is Closer Than Ever

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:46

Four years after a man got stabbed repeatedly in the back, scientists have him up and walking again with cells from his own body.


Blood Pressure Better Controlled With Doctor Visits Twice A Year

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:30

High blood pressure is one of the greatest predictors of heart attack and stroke, and a simple doctor visit can help lower the risks.


5 Ebola Safety Measures That Were Unnecessarily Extreme

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:39

Ebola is nearly impossible to contract unless you live or work immediately near someone who has it. If only these people knew that.


Why Certain Men Should Be Sitting Down To Pee

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:18

Not all men will find a medical benefit in sitting down to pee, but those with slight prostate issues probably will.


How Vegetable Oils And Seeds Help Lower Bad Cholesterol

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:38

A compound found in omega-6 fatty acids — the same healthy fats in nuts and seeds — explains their role in lowering cholesterol.