The brain chemical oxytocin appears to make people feel full and reduce overeating. Can it encourage weight loss?
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No Indian language uses the term, and the closest-sounding words usually just mean “sauce.”
Magnetic stimulation is helping some people with depression—but the $12,000 treatment is also being unleashed in untested ways.
It’s much less scientific—and more prone to gratuitous procedures—than you may think.
Texas Tech recently announced it will no longer take race into account in admissions to its medical school—a move that might affect not only aspiring doctors, but many of their would-be patients as well.
Is it possible to dream of nothing?
Companies are racing to develop real chicken, fish, and beef that don’t require killing animals. Here’s what’s standing in their way.
Many people might soon be required to find employment in order to receive health care. But this policy has a fraught historical precedent.
An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.
Microglia make up 10 percent of the brain, and an extremely rare case shows just how important they are.
Other countries still have health insurers, but they avoid five-figure medical bills. The answer lies in how the insurers and doctors are regulated.
Here are six other living things you don’t want to get stuck in your eye.
Decades after a deadly outbreak, a researcher found a key clue to its cause inside frozen microbes.
Manufacturers say the devices can benefit just about everyone. But first they have to become cool.
The brain appreciates beauty. But not always.
Physical contact remains vital to health, even as we do less of it. The rules of engagement aren’t necessarily changing—they’re just starting to be heard.
In drug-ravaged Appalachia, a man tries to save lives by bringing death into the streets.
Nurses spend 16 hours on the phone, medications take months to arrive, and patients suffer as they wait.
New evidence suggests that meat wasn’t the key to dramatic cerebral growth.
But they’re not giving up booze just yet.