If hunger is moral purity, self-care a purchasable commodity, and wellness a stand-in for thinness, what does health really mean?
Who was the "Parisian water-carrier" depicted in 18th century French sculptor Edme Bouchardon's sketches and how did he earn his living?
No study, even those finding strong differences, has ever found differences in cognitive ability between male and female brains.
Trying to lose weight? A new study suggests that our bodies may react just as much to when we eat, as to what food we are consuming.
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According to an international team led by UCLA researchers, our emotions may be partially driven by an unlikely source: our gut bacteria.
In 1804, Charles IV, King of Spain, issued a legal admonition telling officials not to bury any pregnant woman without giving her a C-section first.
How big a difference does air resistance make when running a marathon? Nike tried to find out recently. A look at the science behind the 2-hour marathon.
Leeches are especially helpful when veins are damaged and unable to properly drain blood from extremities, for example, in recently reattached amputations.
With new calls for universal single-payer health insurance, President Harry Truman's derailed plan of 1945 is getting renewed attention.