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  • Elusive Happiness

    Misery is a rational response to the world, but sometimes you just have to feel good. Try not to get carried away.
  • The Cranberry UTI Cure

    Drinking a glass may not help treat an infection, but researchers believe it can help prevent one. Here's why.
  • Six Gym Health Hazards

    They offer great health benefits, but gyms are also breeding grounds for germs. Here's how to avoid getting a virus along with those toned abs.
  • The Science of Scratching

    Scientists are using state-of-the-art technology to look at what happens in the brain when a person scratches an itch. There's more going on than you might think.
  • You Say Aspirin, I Say Heparin

    A rising number of medical errors are due to drug-name confusion. What can be done, and why a former Navy pilot is offering doctors some accuracy tips. 
  • New Treatments for Cancer, Obesity

    Judah Folkman transformed our understanding of cancer. Now his groundbreaking work is leading to new strategies for fighting obesity, Alzheimer's and scores of other conditions.
  • The Mysteries of Miscarriage

    From too much caffeine to faulty chromosomes, the list of things that can contribute to a lost pregnancy is long. What you need to know about the many risk factors.
  • The Chemicals Within

    Many common household products contain compounds that could be affecting our health.
  • My Healing Diabetes Blog

    A shocking diagnosis of type 1 diabetes transformed my life. But, using the Internet, I turned it into a business—and formed a new community of friends.
  • 4 Green Foods You Need

    Detox diets are mostly bunk, but here are some super foods that fight carcinogens and are great for your whole system. And yes, they're all green in color.
  • Ledger: Deadly Drug Combo?

    A pharmacology expert explains how the types of drugs found at Heath Ledger's apartment can affect the body and why they are potentially lethal if taken incorrectly.
  • Men, Women and IQ

    A British researcher reports that the male ego is often larger than his actual IQ. But you might be surprised by what think of men's intellect.
  • The 100 Greenest Countries

    Yale University's newest ranking of the world's greenest countries offers a few surprises—and some useful lessons for business leaders.
  • The World's Greenest Countries

    Yale University's ranking of 149 countries according to an environmental performance index (EPI)--a weighting ofcarbon and sulfur emissions, water purity and conservation practices.
  • Heart Stents: Good or Bad?

    Two new studies answer important questions about drug-eluting stents. But the biggest debate in cardiology isn't over yet.
  • Caffeine Linked to Miscarriages

    A new study links increased miscarriage risk to caffeine consumption, but other experts say a cup or two a day is fine. What's a coffee-loving mom to do?
  • The Fish Within Us

    What is most surprising is not that we once lived in the sea, but that we are still evolving.
  • Birth, The American Way

    One third of babies in this country are delivered by C-sections. A graphic new documentary asks why.
  • Is Cloned Meat Safe to Eat?

    European and U.S. food safety agencies have deemed cloned pigs and cows safe to eat. Should we all become vegetarians?
  • House to Hold Vytorin Hearings

    Did Vytorin's makers intentionally suppress unfavorable trial results? Rep. Bart Stupak will hold hearings to try to find out.
  • Q&A: 'He Was a Person Who Never Gave Up'

    An old friend talks about Judah Folkman, the pioneering cancer researcher who endured years of skepticism before his work was recognized as the breakthrough it truly was.
  • My Turn: How I Downsized Myself

    I knew that my terrible diet and nicotine habit were probably killing me, but I didn't really care. A trip to the doctor ended my complacency.
  • Surviving Thyroid Cancer

    I had all the symptoms of thyroid cancer as a teenager, but it took years to get the right diagnosis.
  • Very Personal Medicine

    The search is on for more-accurate ways to diagnose prostate cancer. How 'biomarkers' might save lives.
  • How to Solve Three Puzzles

    New knowledge and sophisticated diagnostic techniques are helping doctors recognize early signs of autism, Alzheimer's disease and heart problems in women. Harvard experts report on the advances that are giving patients hope.
  • A Guide to Predicting Your Medical Future

    Risk Management: You can't lower your age or upgrade your genes, but when it comes to assessing your health with the latest screenings, your fate is in your hands. Here are the best checkups to check out—and those you can skip.
  • A New List for a New Year

    There is a natural tendency to be shocked every time we hear that someone is sick. In fact, illness is a constant.
  • Pets: Good for Your Health?

    Research shows that caring for an animal can improve your mental and physical well-being—with a few caveats.
  • 6 Tips for Healthy Breasts

    The latest research on how to maintain healthy breasts—inside and out. Plus, what really causes sagging.
  • Was Proust a Neuroscientist?

    Marcel Proust is best known as a writer. Now a new book argues that he—and others—were as much scientists as artists.
  • Knee Injuries Up in Women

    Female athletes are especially vulnerable to ligament injuries. They can learn to protect themselves—by behaving more like boys.
  • Diagnosing Britney Spears

    A leading psychiatrist warns against believing any of the diagnoses reported for Britney Spears, and why it can be difficult for any family to help an adult relative in trouble.
  • The Baby Bottle Blues

    Worries about the safety of some plastics is driving a demand for more ecofriendly (and pricier) options