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.
Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on practitioners’ brains and bodies. My research suggests it may also encourage compassion toward others.
Hospitals are struggling to develop policies on doctors using cellphones during surgery. They can be both a valuable resource and a dangerous distraction.
How perfumed toiletries—particularly douches—lead to dangerously high levels of chemicals in the body
For patients with chronic diseases masked by a healthy-looking exterior, diagnoses can be elusive, or unhelpful.
A new study identifies the acoustic signature that makes the sound of screaming so universally identifiable.
It's probably not cancer: Looking up conditions on sites like WebMD has inconsistent results.
There is no way to entirely stop the decline of cognitive faculties with age. But Patricia Marx is trying everything.
A medical case against too much self-control
State legislatures have enacted a slew of abortion restrictions in recent years. Americans United for Life wrote most of them.
Today's anti-vaccination movement is not the first. Riots, pamphlets, and an outcry in 19th-century England set the stage for contemporary misinformation campaigns.
Preliminary research indicates that “fidget widgets” might boost attention and memory.
A federal appeals court rules that the Little Sisters of the Poor received a sufficient religious accommodation.
Inside the autopsy lab, pathologists talk about the emotional rewards of medicine's most-maligned specialty—and what it's like to work side-by-side with death.
Taking along a canvas tote changes what people purchase.
Many organizations know that text-based service is the future—but upgrading from phone-based systems costs time and money.
The nation has been battling a cholera epidemic since 2010—and it's still killing people. Why has no one been able to stop the spread of the disease?
Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.
How did orthodontia—expensive, painful, and often medically unnecessary—become so popular? An Object Lesson.
How a computerized assessment can help determine the fate of men who’ve been accused of sexually abusing children
New studies find chemicals in some plastics are linked to higher blood pressure and insulin resistance.