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The science of shape

Researchers are quickly demystifying the genetic characteristics that factor into body shape and weight-related disease development.

Frailty—dementia risk factor?

New research indicates a frail brain could be more susceptible to neurological problems such as dementia, as the patient is less able to cope.

Plight of the astronaut: Back pain

New research suggests explorers experience loss of spinal muscle and gain of fatty tissue during long forays in space.

Youthful mind, youthful heart

Let go of the past and embrace the future by chasing new adventures and new friendships. Your mind and body will reap the dividends in years.

The cost of connectivity?

Medical researchers have found that heavy users of social media have significantly higher odds of depression.

The functional fern

Scientists have re-tooled a common species of house plant to filter hazardous particles from your household air.

Study: 3 in 4 struggle with loneliness

It even afflicts those who aren't necessarily considered high risk for emotional problems—and it's particularly pernicious in the late 20s, mid-50s and 80s.

Researchers: Mind your spine

Yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy and various meditative practices could help back pain sufferers find relief.

Unspooling the catnip conundrum

Our feline friends aren't the only ones excited about this plant—researchers are learning how its active ingredient could lead to breakthroughs in medicine.

Doctors use bacteria as weapon against cancer

Clostridium novyi-NT can cause gangrene and sepsis if infection runs amok, but when injected into a tumor, it appears to attack the cancer directly.

Turning a ‘light bulb’ idea into reality

More than a year of work by hundreds of Spectrum Health staffers results in an improved surgical skull cap.