World's oldest man dies just short of 114th birthday

Yisrael Kristal was a retired candy maker who had lived in Israel since 1950.

Sperm counts have dropped dramatically. Now scientists are trying to find out why

Troubling trend in Western countries should be 'urgent wake-up call,' researcher says.

This ingredient is more than trendy – it could also ward off Alzheimer's

New research adds yet another rung to the Mediterranean diet's long list of benefits.

Scientists discover a secret to living a long life

As if that weren't enough, they may have also found how to make people taller.

Rush-hour traffic may literally be killing you

New study in downtown Atlanta discovers that the pollution inside your car is twice as bad as previously thought.

Scientists now know why people with autism don't like to be touched

It's not because they're anti-social or rude. A new study unlocks a mystery in how autism affects people's brains.

There is a drug that can actually reverse brain damage

Because medicine can be amazing.

The people in this country take more steps than anyone else in the world

A new study tracked fitness in 111 countries, and you won't believe where the U.S. ranked.

Early detection of Parkinson's is key to saving lives, and one student is leading the way

A new tool for diagnosing the disease is showing great promise.

How your turned-off phone can still be distracting you

Surprising new research reveals that people perform better on tasks when their phone is literally in another room.

Scientists discover that older fathers have nerdier sons

Researchers actually created a 'Geek Index' to measure just how nerdy the boys were.

Are women naturally more empathetic?

New science confirms long-held belief that gender plays a role in how well people can read the emotions of others.

Science confirms: The healing power of touch is real

New study shows that couples' breathing and heart rates sync up, and pain decreases, when they hold hands.

Could your genes be making you vegetarian?

Your diet may not be a lifestyle choice, but rather a product of your DNA, scientists say.

Scientists bust myth, white bread may not be that bad

New research reveals that it's not much different than whole wheat bread.