Researchers have discovered a “chatty” gene that makes people more sociable. Scientists say it could lead to new treatments for autism and other social disorders.
Women may now be able to order birth control from their local pharmacy or even straight to their home address by simply using a new app.
Exercise has long been associated with good brain health, but a new study shows that working out shortly after studying may help you retain memories.
An inexpensive, simple test could help doctors determine whether a patient is at risk of having a heart attack within the next 5 years.
Starting this week, people who search symptoms on Google using the mobile site, or its iOS and Android apps, will find more specific, relevant information.
High doses of vitamin D have been shown to help the immune systems of people with MS and may benefit people with pain and autoimmune disorders.
Food fraudsters have put cheap additives in as much as 80% of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S. Here are some tips on choosing safe brands.
Technological advances are changing farming in a variety of ways, but not all technologies that can be used should be used.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says drinking coffee is probably not carcinogenic, but drinking scalding hot coffee probably is.
New sleep guidelines give parents a better idea of how much their babies, younger children, and teens should be sleeping.
In an analysis of 7 previous studies, researchers found that young migraine sufferers are more likely to have vitamin deficiencies.
In a letter dated June 8, the FDA warned Whole Foods that unsanitary conditions and practices had been discovered in one of its food prep facilities.
Science has shown once again that eating a diet rich in protein creates feelings of satiety that help people feel full longer.
Combined with chemotherapy, curcumin (turmeric extract) is effective in fighting cancer; but studies suggest that curcumin works better when used alone.
A 25-year-old man lived 555 days without a heart by carrying around a machine to keep his body going in a backpack.
Brain scans and questionnaires give confirmation that walking in nature elevates mood and cognitive functioning, and lessens depression and stress.
Sweet basil seeds are emerging as a new superfood that can replace or be used with chia seeds for a potent nutritional punch. Here are 11 reported health benefits of basil seeds.