Many psychiatrists believe that a new approach to diagnosing and treating depression—linking individual symptoms to their underlying mechanisms—is needed for research to move forward.
The tantalizing promise—and practical pitfalls—of eyedrops that let a person see in the dark.
For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.
A mother’s difficult quest to discover what her children’s toys are made of—and whether they are safe and environmentally friendly.
This exoskeleton simulates the process that American don't talk about.
Mild traumatic brain injuries are common, yet tracking how a person is healing is still a patchwork of tests that aren’t always reliable. A new blood test might change that.
Why a pro-life Twitter hashtag—like the larger campaign to defund Planned Parenthood—is terrible for public health
Abandon expectations, appreciate everything.
In Flint, Michigan, lead, copper, and bacteria are contaminating the drinking supply and making residents ill. If other cities fail to fix their old pipes, the problem could soon become a lot more common.
What our music tastes say about our personalities
Most Americans with the condition can and want to work. What’s standing in their way?
The first-year dissection is often an experience that teaches medical students to emotionally detach from their patients. By forcing future doctors to learn about the lives of their cadavers, some medical schools are trying to reverse the effect.
A controversial treatment shows promise, especially for victims of trauma.
How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self
Educators seldom have enough time to do their business. What’s that doing to the state of learning?
From stem cells to 3D-printed nipples, breast reconstruction is a highly technical and constantly evolving field.
In a pop-up restaurant for two weekends, a renowned bioethicist sets out to prove that healthy living and exceptional French toast are totally compatible.
The misleading argument for mandatory GMO labeling, in full force this week
In a 1965 article for The Atlantic, a woman wrote about a relatively seamless experience that was—and still is—largely limited to white women of a certain economic status.
When people act differently under the influence, it could be a sign of an alcohol problem.
The average new father gains six pounds over his non-father peers, despite an increased will to live well.
How not being able to afford a basic baby necessity hurts mothers’ mental health and their ability to parent