By bridging the gap between eye and brain, a new device has the capacity to help the blind regain their vision.
The rugged lifestyle has its appeal, just not for physicians.
People are eating almonds in unprecedented amounts. Is that okay?
Moving away from "Just Say No" and towards a more nuanced understanding of drug education
Some companies offer telephone counseling to patients approaching death—but where do their doctors fit in to the conversation?
A controversial area of brain research suggests it may be possible—but is it ethical?
More and more foreigners are visiting the country's right-to-die organizations, a new study says.
Living up to a social contract is inordinately valuable, and there's no pressure to exceed it.
Delaying hard work is all about your mood.
The cost of limiting carbon emissions would pay for itself in human health benefits.
How medical television shows have shaped people's perceptions of doctors and diseases
Inside the weird and hopeful world of cryonics surgery
A new study suggests that in states where it's legal, some people use pot to manage their chronic health conditions, rather than more addictive—and deadly—prescription opioids.
From the 19th-century "morbid defect of moral control" to the modern understanding of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.
In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.
"Ebola Is Real" is now one of the most popular tracks in Liberia. It didn't happen by accident.
SoulCycle, a company that offers specialized exercise classes, is one example of how a limited set of Americans might find new expressions of spirituality.
Why cardiovascular health is improving in the United States but falling in developing nations
Artificial sweeteners probably don't cause weight gain, when used strategically.
Treating patients like disease carriers—rather than like people with emotions, families, and cultural beliefs—is a harmful public- health strategy.