When doctors can directly access patients' cerebral reward networks, someone has to decide just how good people should feel.
Using a remedial lotion—that may not even work—only worsened my body image.
A new study suggests women are the primary models for religious faith in many households.
Despite decades of research, it’s still only women who deal with the daily annoyances of contraceptive medication.
And how to change their minds
The story of Daraprim’s huge price hike is part of a trend of exorbitant pharmaceutical pricing.
As a new season starts, the National Football League tries to move forward from an ugly history of brain injuries.
Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s remarks on vaccines during the Republican debates show how hard it is to fight ideology with facts.
Using birth control to eliminate menstruation isn’t unsafe, even if some worry it’s “unnatural.”
Several new studies suggest starches are an essential human nutrient and can be part of an effective weight-loss plan.
How perfumed toiletries—particularly douches—lead to dangerously high levels of chemicals in the body
The search for answers often leads to more questions. Notes from Spotlight Health.
A new study shows that conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon are linked to lower rates of some diseases.
A new review of the literature finds no evidence that “placentophagy” is good for mothers. It could even be harmful.
New research finds certain species of bacteria to be more prominent in the eyes of contact-wearers, offering a possible explanation for why they’re prone to some kinds of infections.
What’s behind the urge to keep feminine products hidden?
In the wake of the epidemic, Liberian healthcare facilities have overhauled the way they handle infectious disease. But as resources and attention wane, can the country’s health system sustain these changes?
A new study suggests depression is an early manifestation of the neurodegenerative disease, not just a byproduct of being chronically ill.
People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.
Public report cards for doctors led to lowered costs and more natural births.