A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
For some, scrutinizing the deaths of others is a source of intrigue, enjoyment, and community. Is this pastime perverse, harmless, or an honest confrontation of what we all face?
Many elder-care facilities are ill-equipped to deal with the needs of transgender seniors, who fear that a move to assisted living may leave them vulnerable to discrimination and harassment.
In the past, when users of the drug were disproportionately black, they faced severe punishments.
About their pace, their pain, and traffic, mostly
How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.
Many low-income people in urban and suburban areas struggle to find reliable transportation. The result is missed appointments and poor illness management, even when care is readily available.
A short film about Gina, who suffers from an extreme genetic disorder and believes in voluntary euthanasia
Scientists want to develop electronic skin that could imbue prosthetics with the sense of touch.
When the 105-degree heat becomes too much to handle, a struggle between mind and body commences.
Women who wear makeup earn more and are treated better. This has steep costs, in both money and time.
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.
Tattooing over scar tissue can be tricky, but it can help some people—like victims of severe burns—feel comfortable in their bodies again.
For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.
The case for drinking as much java as you like
People are eating almonds in unprecedented amounts. Is that okay?
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.