A new report offers one explanation as to why the mortality rate for uneducated white Americans has risen—even as people elsewhere are living longer and healthier.
Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to become obese adults. New research shows that early trauma is so damaging that it can disrupt a person’s entire psychology and metabolism.
In rural areas far from hospitals, an emergency may mean taking a flight—but these lifesaving trips can come with a crushingly high price tag.
Millions of people have a ringing in their ears—a condition called tinnitus—often with no discernible cause.
Part of it depends on whether they believe personality is fixed or constantly changing.
In the years following the Troubles, a period of intense violence in Northern Ireland, young people have been killing themselves in alarming numbers.
Through years of medical sleuthing, she was able to connect her withered muscles to a stranger’s well-defined ones, pinpointing the gene that caused them both.
The mosquito-borne illness is spreading through the Americas, and is linked to a serious birth defect.
Another reader contributes a deeply personal and heartbreaking story to our series: I’ve read the different women’s…
They can measure pressure, temperature, and much more before being safely absorbed into the body.
Scientists are still puzzling out how savantism relates to a person’s likelihood of being on the spectrum.
Officials confirmed the case a day after WHO declared all of West Africa free of the deadly virus.
A new training program helps them find health-care jobs back home by filling in the gaps in their medical knowledge.
Over generations, mice deprived of fiber permanently lost some species of gut microbes. What does this mean for human health?
A reader calls the story of the woman who had three abortions “incredibly moving”: She is amazingly…
A Swiss case study sheds new light on the link between a city’s layout and the health of its residents.
In a new study, women who had more children had longer telomeres, challenging a theory that reproduction leads to accelerated aging.
Psychotropic drugs were once used to help patients work through a variety of mental-health issues. Meet the therapists who want to bring them back.
Leslie Vosshall is trying to block mosquitoes’ sense of smell, but the blood-suckers are proving to be tricky foes.
As a kid, I enrolled in a study whose results were never published—meaning I'll live the rest of my life with a heart implant, but may never know how well it actually works.
A reader shares a long, harrowing, and deeply personal story: I’m 41, married for 18 years, a…
Many readers are responding to Emma’s note about the upcoming Supreme Court case Whole Women’s Health v. Cole: …