It’s certainly not news that children are drinking more soda today than they ever have. That also means they’re consuming much more caffeine, whether from carbonated beverages or sports drinks. Which might also mean that more …
Are you sitting down? A British researcher has proposed a new form of reflexology — one based on the notion that the sensations of the body are mapped onto the buttocks, just as they are in the brain, where they can more …
Let’s be honest: everybody lies. The question is whether people believe what you say. And a new study shows that your trustworthiness depends not just on the words you use, but on who you are and how you say them.
As if there weren’t enough to worry about when it comes to the teenage years, a new study reveals that dating violence — both physical and verbal — among adolescents is surprisingly common.
Depression may literally break your heart. Research has long connected the disorder with increased risk of heart disease and stroke, and similar concerns have been raised about medications to treat depression.
A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finds that probiotics — types of “good” bacteria that colonize in your gut and may help improve digestion, immune defense and even metabolism — can have certain health …
Scientists have found 30 genes that control the timing of puberty in girls. Many of the newly identified genes also contribute to body weight and metabolism.
Calling Dr. Obvious! American women are confused about what a healthy body is supposed to look like.
As food allergens go, wine is easier to avoid than, say, wheat. But there are some 500 million people worldwide — that’s about 8% — who will have to sit out toasts this holiday season because of wine allergies.
What does size “small” mean anymore? When it comes to packaged foods, not much. At McDonald’s and KFC, for instance, a small soda holds 16 oz. At Wendy’s, meanwhile, order a small drink, and you’ll get 20 oz.
It’s no secret that eating something tasty and having sex are pleasurable, anxiety-reducing activities. But researchers studying stress responses in rats found that sex and food could reduce anxiety even over the long term, for …
A doctoral candidate at Arizona State University made a surprising discovery during the course of her dissertation research on the impact of early sexual health education.
Teens who send more than 120 texts a day are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol or illegal drugs than peers who text less, according to a study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.