Our gut bacteria play a role in our moods and emotions, and switching up the microbiome has been shown to help mice be less anxious. Do probiotics hold the key to a better antidepressant?
The technology that helps people manage diabetes has gotten so good that patients sometimes feel trapped without it.
The silent form of performance can have surprising emotional, social, and cognitive benefits.
Even as the U.S. abortion rate is at its lowest since Roe v. Wade, women of color are five times as likely to terminate a pregnancy as their white counterparts. Why?
A CDC-funded organization has advised TV shows from Grey's Anatomy to Law & Order on how to write plots that deal with medical and health-insurance issues.
The largest report ever on the topic finds that half of patients who are accidentally aware during surgery suffer long-term psychological effects.
Educators have become the de facto enforcers of everything from nutrition standards to vaccinations and annual exams. But according to a recent poll, parents seem less than satisfied by the results.
Why the body craves junk food late at night
Dim lighting and ambient noise may lead to more out-of-the-box ideas.
An unusual Republican proposal makes medical sense, kind of.
Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where's the public outrage?
How a workout becomes a social identity
The U.S. has a shortage of family physicians, but many med students avoid the specialty, stigmatizing it as uninteresting.
An injectable bandage
A very short book excerpt
A controversial treatment designed to remove environmental metals from the body might be effective in treating heart disease. Will one renegade doctor persuade the rest of the medical establishment to consider it?
…and fat women are poorer than fat men. Why the obesity-poverty link splits along gender lines.
A small new study posits that the threshold for recognizing something as "alive" lowers when someone is isolated.