Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight.
Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash.
If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new government survey shows that the number of Americans practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.
As stigmas surrounding mental health issues have eased, more U.S. college students are seeking help for emotional problems, a new study finds.
Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.
It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes' concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report.
When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment -- be it medication or counseling -- they respond better, a new study finds.
Your life partner has a much greater influence on your longevity than the genes you inherited from your family, according to a new analysis of the family trees of more than 400 million people.
The earliest evidence of lead exposure has been discovered in 250,000-year-old teeth from the remains of two Neanderthals found in southeastern France, researchers say.
When stroke patients get an infection while in the hospital, that may raise the chances they will wind up back in the hospital later, new research suggests.
Social stigma may play a large role in the depression, anxiety and other mental health woes experienced by many people with autism, a small new study indicates.
Swimmer extraordinaire Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals -- 23 of them gold. Yet, despite all those medals and the accolades that came with them, Phelps has struggled with depression and anxiety.
Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.
Many women living with advanced breast cancer face significant financial strains -- from paying for their care to simply covering monthly bills, a new survey finds.
A new gene therapy might help improve motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease who aren't responding to other therapies, an early study has found.
Children with asthma who live in areas with dirty air require emergency medical care more often than those with less exposure to air pollution, a new study finds.