A student cramming for exams. Some college students take stimulants to cram for exams, but studies suggest that has little positive effect.
Students looking to gain an academic edge by taking stimulants such as Adderall fail to do better on tests and also mess up their sleep. A neuroscientist explains why.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in America. But there may be ways to study the stress response and figure out who is most at risk.
People who are blind have made great strides in the workplace in the 55 years since the US first observed White Cane Day. Yet discrimination in employment still remains, two experts explain.
A new study looks at whether deaths by suicide could be lowered with mental health care. To a small degree, yes. But a look at the costs suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths.
The teen years are filled with fun for some, but many youth begin to experience serious depression, which can set them up for recurring bouts. A new study offers hope: Support and understanding help.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
There's a new therapy for treating peanut allergy that is showing promise in phase 3 trials.
Politicians and even HHS are now discussing ways to allow US consumers to buy drugs from Canada. Here's why it's not as simple as it seems.
California has limited medical exemptions for vaccinating children. A new law places final authority with the state public health department, but does that shift the balance of power?
As vaping-related illnesses increase and deaths reported, an inhalation toxicologist explains why comparing the dangers of vaping to the dangers from cigarettes doesn't make sense.
When people get sick, they often suspect bacteria and viruses as the cause. But now the CDC is asking physicians and patients to consider another culprit: fungi.
After a long prohibition, France is permitting medical cannabis trials. This isn't the first time that France is testing medicinal marijuana – in the 19th century it led the world in this research.
Lack of good toothbrushing and dental care in nursing homes is a serious problem that will only get worse as more boomers enter such places. Here's why it's time to think about it.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
E-cigarettes are taking a growing toll on health, but they are only the most recent in centuries of harm. Are lungs are made for the most essential function of life, how did humans come to abuse them?
Studies suggest that marriage improves your health. But bisexuals don't seem to reap those benefits.
A national trial that looked at whether brain stimulation could restore memory had a surprise finding. Deep brain stimulation brought back vivid memories temporarily.
It's not just that e-cigarettes have fruity, fun-evoking flavors added to them. There's danger in the mere fact that the flavors lead kids to dismiss risk.