For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.
The tantalizing promise—and practical pitfalls—of eyedrops that let a person see in the dark.
Some see the ability to keep secrets as a virtue, but a series of studies suggests there’s a hidden downside for the confidant.
As opiate abuse swells in the United States, women are particularly at risk.
Most adults can’t remember much of what happened to them before age 3 or so. What happens to the memories formed in those earliest years?
What compassion does to the brain
Be kind, show understanding, do good—but, some scientists say, don’t try to feel others’ pain.
Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.
A University of Wisconsin professor suggests that mindfulness might be one way to reduce police violence.
It wasn’t that bad. But it did help me understand why it made people so angry.
This Independence Day, we should take a page from the Founding Fathers, as well as our ancestors around the world, who imbibed gallons of low-alcohol beer pretty much all the time.
Three cases of the disease have been confirmed in the country, which previously had been Ebola-free for nearly two months.
I spent a year in Tromsø, Norway, where the “Polar Night” lasts all winter—and where rates of seasonal depression are remarkably low. Here’s what I learned about happiness and the wintertime blues.
A new documentary explores an evolutionary mystery.
Opponents of a proposed California bill to legalize the practice argue that it may make it easier for people with disabilities to end their lives—and leave them vulnerable to coercion.
In adolescence, the brain’s reward centers light up when acting recklessly in front of peers.
A study finds that wild environments boost well-being by reducing obsessive, negative thoughts.
Depending on the disease, getting tested could do more harm than good.
In 1784, the doctor Benjamin Rush described alcohol as a threat to morality—and a danger to the nascent republic.
As long as people are eating fruits and vegetables, it’s not that important whether they’re fresh, frozen, or canned.
How would you prefer to die? And how can doctors make that a reality?
How can doctors, drug companies, and governments prevent a future where people die of minor infections?