With the healthcare law finally on track after a disastrous start, the secretary of Health and Human Services is leaving the administration.
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.
The science of lucid dreaming—in which the sleeper is aware she is dreaming—and how it could affect waking life
Officials hope less time at the office will make workers healthier and more productive.
Conflicts of interest are present even when physicians believe that no impact exists.
Our brains associate eccentricity and creativity in musicians, painters, writers, and other artists—as long as weirdness doesn't feel like a gimmick.
A conversation with Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
Men eat more than women on average, but food-related discriminatory pricing is thorny.
In dermatographia, a person's skin becomes flushed and swollen when touched. One woman is leading a community based on the beauty of it, turning inflammation into creative solidarity.
Doing aerobic exercise twice a week for 26 weeks significantly increased the volume of older women's hippocampi—the region of the brain associated with memory.
Under Obamacare, the U.S. healthcare system is starting to look more like Germany's. Here's what Germans do right—and how Americans could do even better.
My time acting the part of a patient to teach medical students, and then becoming a real patient myself, taught me the nature of learning empathy.
Though not definitive, new research points to short- and long-term real-world benefits of playing brain-training games.
Too many debates about important issues degenerate into manufactured and misplaced outrage—and it's chilling free speech.
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.
Dr. James Hamblin questions whether breakfast is really "the most important meal of the day."