Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover.
How grief spurred me to start smoking—and to quit
A short documentary about a man who learned to live without eyesight.
A Colorado town is minimizing ER visits with an urgent-care clinic on wheels.
The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.
Mourning permeates physical health in many ways. New research elaborates.
A new report from the World Health Organization challenges notions of who's at greatest risk.
Start-up founders might seem like they've got it made, but long hours, isolation, and stress put them at risk of mental illness.
Rates of physician-induced infections have plummeted in recent years, new research says. But there is still little incentive to prevent them before they happen.
How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread
Crisis Text Line's data troves reveal the times and days when we feel bullied, depressed, or alone.
After the drug was dismissed by the pharmaceutical company that developed it, a researcher started experimenting on himself with it. Powerful hallucinations ensued.
Medical researchers are getting closer to creating whole, working human hearts.
For Janay Rice and other abuse victims, the obstacles to leaving are more complicated than many people think.
A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance
Hospitals around the country are reporting record hospitalizations for enterovirus 68, a respiratory disease, as kids head back to packed and germy classrooms.
Studies about the mental-health impact of the war have focused almost exclusively on men, to the detriment of the women who suffered on the front lines and the home front.
Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.
Across the world, ideas of the paranormal persist.
Most young adults gain only about three pounds during their first year, about the same as those who don't attend college. So why is there such a strong misconception to the contrary?