Dizziness on Standing May Be a Risk Factor for Dementia
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when you stand up may be a risk factor for stroke and dementia years down the road, a new study reports.
At Edinburgh Fringe, a Spotlight on Mental Health
Even as many performers focus on psychological well-being in their work, the grueling annual event can take a toll.
Phys Ed: Why We All Need to Drink More During Hot Weather Exercise
Some athletes have begun to eschew fluids during hot weather workouts, in hopes that the privation might somehow make them stronger. A new study...
Kaboom! Cody! Rudi! Young Flippers Embrace Gtramp, a New Sport for the Instagram Set
The trampoline offshoot blends the countercultural aspect of skateboarding with the raw daring of parkour and freestyle snowboarding, all of it...
Doctors: Playing Doctor to Our Children
We dismissed our 9-year-old son’s complaints and directed him to the bathroom. But then he stopped eating.
Trilobites: Welcome to the World, Little Fish. In 14 Days You’ll Start Making Babies.
The African annual fish can reach sexual maturity in about two weeks, scientists found, the fastest known among vertebrates.
Nonfiction: Science or Quackery? The Study of Hormones Has Been Both, a New Book Suggests
Randi Hutter Epstein’s “Aroused” looks at the history of hormone research and the many missteps along the way.
Global Health: An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.
The Asian long-horned tick, reported in New York’s suburbs and as far west as Arkansas, can carry lethal diseases. But no infected specimens have...
The New Health Care: The Ineffectiveness of Employer Wellness Programs, and the Importance of Randomized Trials
Selection bias can creep in, even when a study design seeks to control for other variables.
Personal Health: Why Take Diet Advice From a Cave Man?
In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown.
The New Old Age: The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.
The elderly are particularly vulnerable to “post-hospital syndrome,” some experts believe, and that may be why so many patients return.
Q&A: Do Cockroaches Carry Diseases?
A W.H.O. study said there was not enough evidence to conclude that the insects were vectors for human diseases.