We look into the mathematics of alternative medicine.
Half of all medicines being prescribed by doctors in France are either useless or potentially dangerous for patients, according to two eminent medical specialists.
You may already be fully aware of the fight surrounding the latest California GMO labeling legislation known as Prop 37, a bill which I have been very passionate about supporting over the past few months.
Especially in your early years as an analyst, all Wall Streeters can expect to pull all-nighters.
Dear Editor: I am a practitioner of fasting. Having learned how it feels to go without food I feel it necessary to let others know.
Using wheat-based pasta instead of regular spaghetti noodles tonight because you've been told wheat-based foods are better for you? Not so fast, says one doctor.
It turns out that last week’s arrest of The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm seems to be unrelated to his pending one-year prison sentence for running Sweden’s and the world’s most notorious and illicit file-sharing service.
When the Institute of HeartMath recommends that I do heart-focused breathing, what exactly is that? You can’t actually breathe with your heart. Right?
Electomagnetic fields (EMFs) are all around us, no matter where you live these days. They emanate from power lines, televisions, household electrical wiring, appliances and microwaves.
The word on Wall Street is, cocaine is over, and everyone is taking Adderall to survive the all-nighters, the tedious work, and the hangovers from one-too-many the night before.
Moises Velasquez-Manoff was on the road to Tijuana, where he’d meet a man who would infect him with hookworms.
South African and South Korean researchers are working on making a smartphone capable of doing AIDS tests in rural parts of Africa that are the worst hit by the disease, a researcher said Friday.
With all the talk about self-improvement these days, people don't pay enough attention to self-worsening.
Smoking through a hookah or bong is as harmful to the lungs as smoking cigarettes, a new study finds.
Two people have died from the rodent-borne disease called hantavirus after staying in Yosemite National Park, suggesting that the California park hosts many rodents, especially mice, infected with the virus.
The Transportation Security Administration denied it was stonewalling a federal appeals court’s year-old decision demanding the agency hold public hearings concerning the so-called nude body scanners installed in U.S. airport security checkpoints
Malaria is the scourge of tropical nations, crippling its victims with symptoms like debilitating fever, convulsions and nausea, and killing half a million people annually.
Almost all mammals have a network of veins near a hairless part of their skin that controls rapid temperature management--and it's no different for people.
Students who average more study hours do better in school. But a study published last week shows that students who stay awake to study more than their average up their odds of failing a test or having difficulty understanding instruction the next day
The science of calorie restriction just got a lot more complicated.
Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security stepped up its campaign to install controversial body scanners at airports nationwide. At the time, the agency claimed the machines could spot all sorts of hidden weapons and contraband.
This article is about a food that I have become familiar with just recently. The nutritionist at my chiropractor’s office has me on a detoxification program.
A new pill to treat HIV infection — combining two previously approved drugs plus two new ones — has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said Monday.
Modelling pills as if they were cellular automaton could change the way tablets are designed and made
Nanoelectronic scaffolding supports living tissue
If you’re looking to shape up, researchers at the University of Copenhagen say 30 minutes of rigorous exercise can be as effective as an hour when it comes to shedding weight.
Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But smoke too many joints too soon, and you might lose IQ points: A new study suggests extensive marijuana use starting as a teenager could lead to cognitive decline.
A new material developed at Harvard and MIT adds a distinctly cybernetic element to the science of tissue engineering. The 3-D mesh of transistors and cells, which can support tissue growth while monitoring its health and progress
Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world’s population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages.
A new military study has found that almost 6 percent of soldiers who took hand-to-hand combat courses at a Texas Army base were struck in the suffered symptoms the Pentagon says are consistent with concussions, also mild traumatic brain injuries