There are plenty of people afraid of whales who will never even see one. How I learned about, and tried to conquer, my own cetaphobia.
A speech scientist has created a human voice bank to build personalized sounds for people who rely on computers to communicate.
Some argue that a female sexual-dysfunction drug is a matter of equality among the sexes. Others say it creates a medical problem where none exists.
Where does body fat go when it's lost? Into the air, actually.
People who want genital reconstructions as part of their transition are asked for not one, but two mental-health referrals. Doctors are now questioning whether that requirement is ethical.
More than two years after the disease killed 64 people, the owners of the clinic responsible will face charges.
Experts weigh in on what to take away from the devastation of the disease.
In 2012, the state reclassified sex workers as trafficking victims rather than criminals—but a report says the new language hasn't altered the way they're treated by police.
The medically unnecessary scans peddled by businesses—often set up in malls and administered by people with no healthcare training—may pose a health risk to both fetus and mother.
Teens are using less drugs and alcohol than before, even though they're less likely to think the substances are harmful.
A new study analyzes the songs played in the OR.
Some Americans forgo a significant amount of sleep in order to make more time for commuting, socializing, and grooming—but most of all, working.
There's a lot that psychologists still don't understand about depersonalization disorder, in which the self doesn't feel real.
One year, one month, and two days after his selection, the Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy to a post that had been vacant since July.
Puzzles designed to sharpen mental acuity may not actually do much to improve memory or intelligence in the long run.
Competition and disorganization within their disciplines prevent many researchers from making their data publicly available, which is stunting scientific progress.
A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.
When Diane Van Deren's epilepsy impacted her organizational skills, short-term memory, and time management, she found refuge and order on the trail, running 50 to 100 miles at a time.
For people who mistrust vaccination, learning the facts may make the problem worse.
Medical officers used their knowledge to aid and abet the CIA's interrogation tactics.
As people spend more time indoors, ecotherapy is emerging as a way to help rebuild our relationships with nature—and improve mental and physical health.