Smokers today may be more strongly influenced by genetic predispositions than in generations past, and that may be making it harder for them to quit, a new study suggests.
Women are a lot more likely to suffer a broken heart than men, researchers say. The good news is that it probably won’t kill you.
Is pizza with tomato sauce a vegetable? Apparently yes, according to Congress, which on Monday blocked legislation that would have made school lunches healthier.
Young women who came of age in the late 1960s and ’70s, when many states had lowered their legal drinking ages to under 21, remained at higher risk of suicide and homicide into adulthood, a new study finds.
Could women’s use of birth control pills increase men’s risk of prostate cancer? A new study in the medical journal BMJ Open suggests there’s a link, finding that countries where more women take oral contraception have higher …
Over on TIME Ideas, Dr. Andrew Weil is prescribing a diet of a different kind.
(Updated) For the first time, doctors were able to improve heart function and reverse tissue damage in heart failure patients, using stem cells taken from the patients’ own heart tissue.
In the latest study to link church-going with well-being, researchers find that people who attend religious services regularly are more optimistic and less depressed than their non-religious peers.
A cheap, portable device may be able to pick up signs of consciousness in patients who have been diagnosed to be in an unresponsive, vegetative state.
An experimental drug developed from cancer research showed early promise in a study of weight loss, researchers report, causing fat monkeys to shed an average 11% of their body weight after just a month of treatment.
On Tuesday night, one of television’s most recognizable gay characters, Kurt on Glee, lost his virginity. In doing so, he taught a lot of teens about sex.
It’s not news that becoming a parent changes everything. But a new study suggests that fatherhood’s transformative power is responsible for new dads’ decreased rates of tobacco and alcohol use and crime.
A federal judge has suspended a government plan to require tobacco companies to display graphic anti-smoking warning labels on their cigarette packs by next fall, citing a violation of the First Amendment.