In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram's electric-shock studies showed that people will obey even the most abhorrent of orders. But recently, researchers have begin to question his conclusions—and offer some of their own.
Variations in salary are drastic and opaque.
A new paper argues that re-opening long-term facilities would help solve the country's mental-healthcare crisis.
A few million mutant insects could slow the spread of dengue and chikungunya in the United States, but some people are wary of tampering with nature.
For many transgender people, achieving a feminine voice can be difficult. A singer-turned-vocal coach specializes in helping them adjust.
Why the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to change the drug's illegal status
Though writing down daily events may seem mundane, participants in a recent study were happy to have records of them in the future.
The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age
A new study adds to the research connecting social isolation with cardiovascular risk.
One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.
Legalizing the sales of organs would require a shift in public opinion—which might be more malleable than previously thought.
New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.
Pro-choice activists hope that getting women to talk about their experiences will boost support for the movement.
A doctor's recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.
People are much more likely to achieve their fitness goals with their spouse than alone.
In the late 1700s, trend-setters helped normalize the distrusted process of inoculation. Today, a similar movement could encourage parents to vaccinate their kids.
The public response to an outbreak often far outweighs the actual threat. In a new paper, researchers say they've created a formula to measure disease-induced hysteria.
Some women in Greek life want to host more college festivities to regain control over alcohol consumption. It's worth trying, but it may not fix everything.
Chamomile and lavender, common ingredients in cosmetics and many other household items, sometimes cause people to develop allergies after repeated exposure. The European Union is considering a warning label for just that reason.
After being hospitalized for a hemorrhage last year, I'm fully recovered, both mentally and physically—but people still view me differently than they did before.