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When you rush to tell your friends about your amazing experience, they will crowd around you, eager for every delicious detail, right? Wrong.
Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.
Eczema sufferers are more likely to suffer bone fractures and other joint and bone injuries.
Gyms showed high levels of airborne dust, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide, all of which can pose problems for energetic, heavy-breathing exercisers.
In the case of Ebola, caretaking is a job of the highest risk, and doctors and nurses are innately terrible at even the basics of infection control.
Need help for a baby’s cough? In some cases the best treatment may be a placebo.
People ideally would base medical decisions on an unbiased evaluation of evidence. But people are often irrational and don’t rely on facts.
Clara Horowitz Peterson, an elite runner, mother of three and expecting, talks about training during and after pregnancy.
Raising vitamin D levels may help control flare-ups in people with asthma.
Even trace amounts of arsenic in drinking water may increase the risk of heart disease, researchers have found.
Doctors make mistakes, but they don't like to talk about them, writes Susan Gubar, who suffered from medical mistakes made during surgery to remove ovarian cancer.
It was only when I walked into the room and saw my patient still and utterly silent, his tired family sitting around the bed, that I realized no one had ever told me precisely how to declare death.
Popular research tells me that if I put in 10,000 hours or 10 years of training, I can become a master at anything.
Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.
Groups like Doctors Without Borders are reporting that they suddenly have far more beds than patients in West Africa, but it is unclear whether the Ebola epidemic is truly waning.
Many runners in Sunday’s New York City Marathon may be overlooking a simple way to improve their finishing time.
The reaction to the actress's recent appearance is helping me accept my face as-is.
In general, fear of toilet seats is overdone, but the transmission of the Ebola virus in a bathroom used by an infectious patient is a real risk.
An enhanced interactive feature allows readers to join a global community of women and men whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Share your story, find someone like you or join the conversation at the Faces of Breast Cancer project.
The phenomenon of “decision fatigue” has been found in judges, who are more likely to deny bail at the end of the day than at the beginning. Now researchers have found a parallel effect in physicians.