Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it.
When a fear of illness actually makes you sick with anxiety: how do deal with hypochondria.
Teeth have been around for as long as mammals have - so why are we the only ones with wisdom teeth impaction? And so many bloody cavities?
Being tired, it seems, makes food smell better, as your sleepy-but-superpowered nose is more likely to lead you in search of food.
Last week an Italian court ruled that intensive cellphone use did indeed cause a man's tumour - but is there any sound science behind that decision?
"It seems likely that the disciplinary findings and criminal convictions that come to media attention are only the tip of the iceberg of doctor-patient sexual...
Unlike the immediacy of cooking, gaining and losing fat are relatively slow processes. Rapid methods for weight loss are rarely sustainable.
We (should) all know that having unprotected sex increases the risk of sexually transmitted bacterial infections – but it also causes changes in the non-disease...
Feeling guilty for that TV marathon you indulged in over the weekend? Don't - science says there are cognitive benefits to some screen pleasures.
Inspiring or annoying, one thing's for certain: that social media friend with a penchant for posting running photos will likely motivate others to pound the...
A new study finds that mortality rates from heart attacks are higher on days with major races, and it's not just those running who are at risk.
Taking a hot bath can burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk, but is calorie-counting all it's cracked up to be?
The age-old airborne bacterial illness infects 10.4 million people and kills 1.8 million people a year, so why do we continue to downplay its existence?
What happens when our quest for "clean eating" and desire for "perfect health" trumps everything else, perhaps without us even realising it?
Yes, it cuts your chance of coming down with influenza, but there are a number of other things to consider before getting the jab.
In Finland, cardboard box beds are believed to reduce the infant mortality rate, but doctors elsewhere are showing a limited enthusiasm for the baby sleep solution.
Sobbing to a good old tearjerker song produces a measureable sense of pleasure in the listener.
Nothing you say will shock or embarrass your doctor, and you definitely don't need to be 'groomed' down there.
For mums or dads of injured children, watching them undergo medical procedures can be very stressful, but your stress can make their pain worse.