The recent release of the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has American health nuts jumping for joy. This 571-page report of medical and scientific research promotes a "culture of health," in which...
Unemployment isn’t just bad for your bank account. It can also do serious damage to mental health — especially for younger adults who are just starting out in life, new research shows. Nearly 12 percent of Americans between...
Some teenage girls are headed to the White House Monday to be recognized for an app they created. Their "Safe & Sound" smartphone app is meant to help teens struggling with depression and anxiety.
After nine years writing Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible office mates, crazy brides.” Sometimes, Yoffe says, letter-writers say they’re...
You may have heard whispers that the artificial sweetener saccharin is a carcinogen. But according to a new study, it could actually be useful in developing treatments for aggressive cancers by deactivating a protein found to facilitate the spread of cancer.
Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead researcher and a professor of...
In 1947, children who developed acute lymphocytic leukemia died. Dr. Sidney Farber, a pathologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, was so distressed doing autopsies on these children that he moved into the clinic and, against the advice of more conservative colleagues,...
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