People with cancer experience varying types of loss — of their health, of body parts, of freedom. Is there a way to practice for the losses that really matter? Susan Gubar asks in this week’s Living With Cancer column.
With hopes dimming for a cancer-preventive foods, scientists are focusing on obesity, which is emerging as one of the biggest risk factors.
Our digestive system has trouble with chocolate, which is why it may be good for us.
A new study helps to explain why exercise makes our muscles ache, and suggests that it’s not always a good idea to ignore fatigue and push on.
Each July at teaching hospitals across the country, freshly minted M.D.s take their place as interns at the bottom of the ladder. Are they ready to practice medicine?
Researchers found that during experiments, “reactive eaters,” those willing to put forth the most effort for food rewards, had the strongest response to forbidden food.
Vermont’s approval was hailed by food-safety advocates. Meanwhile, the biotech industry has drafted federal legislation to pre-empt any such state initiatives.
Many studies have found that regular aspirin use reduces the risk for colon cancer. Now scientists have found that aspirin may benefit some people far more than others.
A four-year study of overweight military personnel has found that those stationed at high altitudes are less likely to progress to obesity.
Though donating bone marrow has become simpler and less painful, more like giving blood, perception has not caught up with reality, scaring off some potential donors.