Many with Alzheimer's are at their most active after dark. A New York care facility has launched an after-hours camp-style program to entertain them until the morning—and help their caregivers get some sleep.
Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.
How misperceptions about disability can prevent people with physical and cognitive impairments from being able to express their sexuality
How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"
A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.
Young people in the countryside have more guns, fewer doctors, and are more isolated than their urban counterparts—and a new study says they're killing themselves in greater numbers.
Scientists still don't know what causes the mysterious Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, in which people, usually children, suddenly see things change size.
New research into LSD and psilocybin makes a powerful argument against prohibition.
Disease-based models help researchers understand how prison-admission rates are linked to the health of a neighborhood.
How incomplete government data encourages a pervasive pot myth
I used to believe that vaccines played a role in my brother's autism—until becoming a mother changed my mind.
"I just don't want to live like this," a prominent Chinese journalist says about the environmental hell that her country has become. We are witnessing a very important moment for China's future, and for its effect on the world.
Ben Carson's simplistic approach to homosexuality reflects an impoverished understanding of human behavior.
A look at which cosmetic procedures are sagging—and which are lifting
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Plan ahead.
Dravet Syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy that affects children. Could marijuana oils alleviate their seizures?
What can a city's waste reveal about the health of its population?
Health organizations can find themselves held back by the policies of sites like Facebook and Twitter, which often classify their messages of safe sex as inappropriate content.
The latest challenge to the law, being argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, threatens to erase the healthcare subsidies that millions of people in 34 states are currently receiving. Here's what it's like to be one of them.