| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" -- confront researchers with...
| Aug 26, 2010
The angry outburst is never pretty. Just think of Mel Gibson's recent telephone rants at his ex-girlfriend, recorded and distributed for the world's listening horror.
The vitriol, the cussing, the nasty name-calling. None of it has endeared him to the...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
| Oct 11, 2010
You're stuffed up, you're sniffling — but is it an allergy or is it a cold?
It's not always easy to tell, even for someone like Dr. Kevin Lunde, an otolaryngologist at Baylor Plano hospital in Texas.
"At times, I have performed allergy testing...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 2:36 PM
Studies showing that alcohol protects the heart raise questions about drinking.
Does moderate, prudent drinking protect the heart and arteries? Two analyses say — shout, actually — that the answer is yes. But they raise a bigger issue: What...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body.
| May 16, 2011
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The enormous well-being and happiness dividends of a strong, intimate relationship can be erased by the damage that can occur when a partner is lost through death or a difficult breakup. The death of a spouse, in particular, can literally be a killer,...
| May 24, 2011
Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work.
Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the...
| Apr 3, 2012
You walk out of the house, and you find that your garage has been spray-painted by a vandal.
You see a guy toss a bag of trash out his car window.
Your lawn is a minefield because somebody walks their dog there and doesn't clean up.
These random acts...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Jul 14, 2011
Calories in, calories out—in theory, losing weight should be that simple. But we're going to venture a guess that the reason two-thirds of Americans are classified as overweight or obese isn't because they can't do basic math. Age, genetics,...