In the wake of mass shootings, some blame a failure to spot the signs of mental illness. But myriad obstacles stand in the way of getting someone good mental-health treatment.
People willing to discuss regulations on sex-related media should conceivably be open to discussing further regulation of firearms.
A 1996 bill has had a chilling effect on the CDC’s ability to research firearms.
It’s a major cause of blindness, but scientists may have identified a surprising new way to treat it in mice.
Liz O’Riordan went from doctor to patient, and back again. Here’s what she learned on the way.
The philanthropist still thinks the world is getting better. But he says pulling foreign aid from global-health measures would reverse that trend.
Facilities in four states claim they’ll risk losing federal funding if they allow assisted suicide.
For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery.
It's already planning to pull back on work that protects the world from pandemics.
Michael Solomonov was planting the seeds of a restaurant empire even as he was spiraling into addiction.
To get extremely potent opioids, users turn to the dark web—and sometimes, Google.
As more cases turn up, doctors are concerned about the extent to which memory loss may be undetected.
Weight-loss fads existed centuries before Oprah and Kim Kardashian.
Obesity in people with autism appears to be different than in the general population. But why?
A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.
Hypnosis can be easier than meditation for worriers who struggle to clear their minds.
The Trump administration is making it easier for medical providers to object to procedures on religious grounds. Will patients suffer as a result?
Like ERs and doctors across the country, administrators at Michigan State assured Nassar’s victims that nothing was wrong.
A grandmother’s perspective on navigating a tricky and increasingly common relationship
Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.
The president’s physical and mental health both appeared excellent in a recent exam, despite reportedly poor lifestyle habits.