A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.
When two objects that shouldn’t go together somehow click, they provide a serendipitous moment of order in a world that’s mostly chaos.
How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.
A recent court case centered around illicit excrement is actually a groundbreaking judicial decision.
There’s something to be said for taking the long way home.
It's probably not cancer: Looking up conditions on sites like WebMD has inconsistent results.
Preliminary research indicates that “fidget widgets” might boost attention and memory.
The once-exalted form of wordplay takes a lot of heat these days.
New studies find chemicals in some plastics are linked to higher blood pressure and insulin resistance.
Three cases of the disease have been confirmed in the country, which previously had been Ebola-free for nearly two months.
Depending on the disease, getting tested could do more harm than good.
As long as people are eating fruits and vegetables, it’s not that important whether they’re fresh, frozen, or canned.
How would you prefer to die? And how can doctors make that a reality?
How can doctors, drug companies, and governments prevent a future where people die of minor infections?
As the Ebola outbreak nears its end, the world prepares for future public-health threats.
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, the battle moves from the courts back to the political arena.
The government can’t realistically put an inspector in every factory. So what’s the solution?
The search for answers often leads to more questions. Notes from Spotlight Health.
A new memoir explores the little-studied phenomenon of alcohol-induced amnesia and the culture of drinking that downplays its dangers.
A new study shows that conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon are linked to lower rates of some diseases.