A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.
With age comes risk of serious injury or death related to falling down. In the next three decades, the number of Americans over 65 will double. Many want to live at home indefinitely. One man has a solution.
Weight loss is often framed as a personal endeavor, but the best outcomes stem from group efforts.
During World War II, the U.S. government urged Americans to save excess fat rendered from cooking and donate it to the army to produce explosives.
Some Jewish couples are developing alternatives to a gendered, heterosexual matrimonial ceremony that can still work within Jewish tradition and law.
New research shows that people are more health-conscious at the start of each new week, so health advocates are encouraging everyone to harness the psychological power of Mondays.
How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls
"Would kids really be better off if their parents stayed together, fighting and yelling and tiptoeing around?"
Though it calls to mind medieval massacre, the deadly infectious disease known simply as plague is still around. New research on how the disease spreads helps us better understand the pandemic that killed up to 100 million people, and how to continue to keep it in check.
With rates of the disorder yet again rising according to new CDC numbers, a look at how doctors are diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children, and what might be done better
What's really going on when we use "male" versions of terms for typically feminine things?
Mentions of drinking or alcohol brands in music are associated with binge drinking in adolescents who listen to (and enjoy) the songs.
According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case.
A small town once plagued by the most significant childhood-cancer cluster on national record—Fallon, Nevada—has become a case study in outbreak investigation.
One of history's darkest spasms of inhumanity began 20 years ago this week. Remembering unfathomable tragedy and celebrating unprecedented health progress in Rwanda.
This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.
Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around
A new CDC report finds that coverage for tobacco cessation treatment is lacking in state Medicaid programs.
The new germ theory: Infections play a role in many, many diseases—in ways we're just beginning to understand.
A Pew Research study today says jail is not the place for non-violent drug users.