Puzzles designed to sharpen mental acuity may not actually do much to improve memory or intelligence in the long run.
Competition and disorganization within their disciplines prevent many researchers from making their data publicly available, which is stunting scientific progress.
A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.
When Diane Van Deren's epilepsy impacted her organizational skills, short-term memory, and time management, she found refuge and order on the trail, running 50 to 100 miles at a time.
For people who mistrust vaccination, learning the facts may make the problem worse.
Medical officers used their knowledge to aid and abet the CIA's interrogation tactics.
As people spend more time indoors, ecotherapy is emerging as a way to help rebuild our relationships with nature—and improve mental and physical health.
And nearly a quarter experience two or more stressful childhood events, setting them up for worse physical and mental health later in life.
Doctors told me cystic fibrosis would kill me by age 15. My mom told me I just had allergies. After a childhood of Ayurvedic treatments, I've embraced Western medicine as an adult, without abandoning my alternative roots.
New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
The high-stakes world of doctors working on antidotes to devastating diseases
Those who experience auditory apparitions say it has to do with identity, not mental illness.
Though many turn up their noses at materialism, being attached to possessions isn't all bad. Objects can be bridges to other people, places, and times, and create meaning and comfort for their owners.
When people in mixed-sex groups are told to be "politically correct," their ideas are more numerous and more original.
The best horror film of 2014 understands that kids, especially very young ones, deal with loss much differently than adults do.
How does exaggeration make its way into health news? A study today says, blame academia.
Former comedian Paul Gilmartin has built a devoted following for The Mental-Illness Happy Hour, which tackles everything from incest to alcoholism to serial killers.
Tired of condoms and the Pill, many women are turning to new apps that help them practice one of the oldest forms of contraception.
The public's attention has moved on from the deadly disease, and soon, so will Ron Klain.
For reasons not fully understood, some patients simply fare worse than others.