More evidence that sweetened foods and beverages are killing you

New research published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that eating added sugar in foods such as soft drinks, cereals, and cakes does more than just make us pack on the pounds, it can also increase our risk of dying from heart disease — and by a significant margin. » 2/04/14 4:00pm 2/04/14 4:00pm

Going into space accelerates the aging process

As if astronauts didn't already have enough health-related concerns to be worried about, a new study shows that microgravity environments speed up biological aging and the onset of cardiovascular disease by affecting blood vessel cells. » 11/01/13 1:20pm 11/01/13 1:20pm

Moderate beer drinking could have the same health benefits as wine

We've known for a while now that moderate wine-drinking can confer some health benefits. Now a new study reveals moderate beer consumption can also reduce the risk of heart disease by 31%. So what's behind this unexpected health benefit? » 11/15/11 5:00pm 11/15/11 5:00pm

10 New Genetic Discoveries — And The Diseases They Could Treat

For years, scientists have recognized that many of the world's most dangerous diseases have an underlying genetic component. Even your susceptibility to conditions like heart disease and lung cancer, diseases closely tied to lifestyle factors like smoking and lack of exercise, are believed to be heavily influenced by… » 8/29/11 10:25am 8/29/11 10:25am