Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.
In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.
In case you didn't know already, there are good reasons for why doctors perform Pap smears.
Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.
I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?
Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.
Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?
Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...
Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?
I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?