Our colloquial name for a common condition may not be far off the mark, after all.
Brains in those addicted to cocaine age roughly twice as fast as normal brains.
A set of graphs from the National Institute for Health Care Management underscores the alarming rise of healthcare spending.
Cross-contaminated cell lines could be causing us to waste millions or more on flawed research. And many scientists don't even know it.
What one app's data-mining teaches us about our diets.
After twenty years, what began as a hunch about prostate cancer has turned into a remarkable breakthrough.
A new screening technology makes checking for oral cancer as simple as snapping a photo with your smartphone.
Laughter: it's not always fun and games.
How a centuries-long battle with halitosis led to a surprisingly effective weapon in our oral care arsenal.
We already know American fast food is overflowing with fat and sugar. Now we can add salt to that list.
The Department of Defense is testing canine therapy as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
New advances in screening technology makes detecting coronary artery disease faster and more efficient than ever.
How Internet databases and e-commerce are reshaping pharmacology.
Technology's come a long way since the 1840s, but we still can't tell the difference between a benign and a malicious tumor. Let's change that.
The Harvard researcher and author holds court on breadth, getting help with math, and stepping away from the blackboard.
From puberty to pre-dementia, we've medicalized virtually everything in the United States. And it may just be a counterproductive impulse.
Today, you see different doctors for your heart and your brain. But genome science is teaching us that that may be the wrong approach.
Buzz Aldrin's EKG tells the heartstopping tale of how Apollo 11 almost failed to return from the moon.
Pharmaceutical companies are sitting on a vast trove of drug blueprints that could be applied to fight new diseases. What if we had access to them?
Work can give us a sense of purpose and direction. But can it also harm our health?