By bridging the gap between eye and brain, a new device has the capacity to help the blind regain their vision.
How the slob you were paired with freshman year will influence your figure, your mental health, and other casualties of college
The history of a medical instrument reveals the dubious science of racial difference.
Moving away from "Just Say No" and towards a more nuanced understanding of drug education
Some companies offer telephone counseling to patients approaching death—but where do their doctors fit in to the conversation?
In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling in general.
SoulCycle, a company that offers specialized exercise classes, is one example of how a limited set of Americans might find new expressions of spirituality.
Why cardiovascular health is improving in the United States but falling in developing nations
Treating patients like disease carriers—rather than like people with emotions, families, and cultural beliefs—is a harmful public- health strategy.
Twinsburg, Ohio is home to the annual Twins Days festival—which, in turn, is home to a revolving door of scientists looking to gather genetic data.
The pre-exercise ritual can weaken muscles, hurt athletic performance, and even lead to injury.
A new study finds that possessing a balanced appearance has nothing to do with health, so we can all stop obsessing already.
To make their budgets stretch further, many people in poverty turn to expired, damaged, or processed items.
A new study suggests the microbes in humans' intestines may influence food choices.
The legal, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have all struggled to locate the line between analgesia and drug abuse.
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
New research suggests that it may be possible to identify who's more likely to have negative lasting effects from trauma—and to stop the symptoms before they start.
For some patients, the disease is defined by its unpredictability. In the middle of a race, one runner confronts what she doesn't know.
The disease is highly unlikely to spread in the U.S., in part because our hospitals are prepared.
The number of emergency-room visits related to prescription sleep aids has doubled in recent years, according to a new study.