Researchers have long believed that triggering an endorphin release in the brain explained why alcohol makes us feel as good as it does, but it hasn't been shown in humans until now.
Just by marking products with color-coded labels and placing them in easy-to-see spots, we can help consumers pick the best options.
Women and young people were more likely to experience manic episodes and disorders than others, according to a new SAMHSA report.
Learning what the common triggers for eating too much food are and how to manage them is our best defense against expanding waistlines.
In theory, surgical robots should assist humans with tasks that we have trouble with, but we're still outperforming them in many ways.
Experts are keeping close watch on a virus spread by biting bugs that is causing congenital defects in cattle and small ruminants.
Editors at work on the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders have proposed that bereavement should not be excluded before diagnosing a person.
A 50-year study of 250,000 participants has doctors rethinking cardiovascular risk factors like smoking, blood pressure, and diabetes.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a serious disorder linked to blows to the head, is affecting athletes and even the kids who look up to them.
New research has found that bad bosses affect how your whole family relates to one another; your physical health, raising your risk for heart disease; and your morale while in the office.
A study reviewed more than two decades of research on the effects of spanking and found nothing positive to report, only that physical punishment leads to depression and anxiety.
Many of us don't think twice about popping a daily over-the-counter painkiller to treat aches and pains, but some new studies suggest that they could be doing more harm than good.
The first study to link personality traits—rather than the situation at hand—to the likelihood of helping others found that people who are more humble tend to step up more than others.
Internet dating has become the second most used method of dating, but it creates unrealistic expectations and promotes a sense of destiny.
The relationship between education and IQ is difficult to pin down, but new research shows an additional year of school is equal to 3.7 points.
There are plenty of health benefits to marriage that those just living with a partner don't have, but we're afraid of the possibility of collapse.
We think of gossip as being petty and generally unsavory -- and some of it is -- but gossiping to warn people of others' bad behavior is good for society and good for your heart, studies show.
The problem with safety guidelines is that they make most playgrounds so uninteresting as to contribute to reduced physical activity.
New research suggests that they probably don't give us brain tumors, don't lead to car crashes, and aren't even responsible for all that sexting.
Because drug resistance is an increasing problem, the FDA has finally decided to curb the use of some antibiotics in farm animals.