Pregnancy and pediatric "advice" comes from all directions when you're a soon-to-be parent, and most of it is scientifically dubious. In part one, I examined the potentially harmful suggestions my wife and I received from friends and family. This time, I'll cover the less deadly but still ridiculous recommendations.
Using insurance claims data, Blue Cross claims that millennials are less healthy than Gen X-ers at the same age, and that they are less healthy by double digits. The reality is not nearly as scary as they make it out to be.
Big Data can find patterns in our behavior that may be too subtle or occur over too long a period for us to notice. Those patterns are used every day to encourage more consumption, but it seems they might also help us identify dementia before it comes to our family's or medical attention.
Nudges are a no-cost way of influencing peoples' decisions, and policymakers love 'em. Some nudges work better than others. Is it an appeal to our intellect, our feelings, or where a product sits on the supermarket shelf that most effectively alters our food choices? Let's find out.
Who better to tell us what drives our choice in foods than marketers? We pay more attention to those front-of-the-package claims than to the nutritional information hidden on the back. What a surprise.
While we await a more comprehensive report, the preliminary findings imply nothing of consequence was discovered during the examination that would impede the president doing his job now, or in the foreseeable future.
There's a reason that it's a running joke. You know, the one that medical students go through a phase when they think they actually have every disease they study. But for those not in the profession, preoccupation with illness is reaching unhealthy levels.
From forensic science to bioethics and societal issues, this rather eclectic mix reveals what captivates us and captures our attention.
Substitute the word "Halloween" for any celebratory event and pervasive worry-lists abound. Fun also matters.
A new report on the plight of practicing physicians reflects a broken system. Nearly half of physicians plan to change careers, so maybe it's finally time to include them in the discussion on healthcare fixes.
With Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' release of preliminary statements by the White House physician over President Trump's first routine medical exam in office, social media is going wild over word selection. But, are they using the right lens?
Why would the media release personal health information based on so-called sources? If without Romney's consent, then this is quite disturbing and unethical.