A national trial that looked at whether brain stimulation could restore memory had a surprise finding. Deep brain stimulation brought back vivid memories temporarily.
Studies suggest that marriage improves your health. But bisexuals don't seem to reap those benefits.
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?
A protein called collagen keeps us connected by keeping our tissues together. In recent years, it's gained popularity for restoring aging skin, with some people even saying you should drink it.
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.
There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.
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.
Vaping is under heavy scrutiny in the wake of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses. A product engineer who studies how people puff explains why the way users vape could be a clue.
Minority opinions posted online can skew social consensus.
To understand the panic about mass shootings and whether mental illness plays a role, it is important to look to the past. A history of stigma and fear contributes to people blaming mental illness.
Many educators receive little or no training in how to spot brain injuries resulting from a concussion. There are ways to improve collaboration.
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.
Nearly half of patients with congestive heart failure who are hospitalized and then discharged end up back in the hospital within 90 days. Could a toilet seat help prevent this from occurring?
Presidential candidates and the current president have all talked about ways to lower drug costs, but experts know it is going to take more than politics to change how drugs are priced in the US.
Nearly 160 million Americans get insurance through employers, but that does not mean it's good social policy. An economist explains some aspects of employer-sponsored insurance that don't work well.
States that have restrictive abortion laws don't just have worse health measures for women. A new study suggests that everyone is harmed.
The man whose book outsold all others, except the Bible.
The baby boomers aren't going to do anything like their elders, and looking for different housing arrangements is yet another example.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
About 1 in 4 people prescribed an opioid for pain end up abusing it. New methods to reduce the need for opioids after surgery have been shown to work – and thus minimize the need for such drugs.
Low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer in smokers and former smokers at an early and sometimes treatable stage. Why are so few smokers and former smokers getting them?
Even in areas predicted to take direct hits from hurricanes and other storms, hospitals must do all they can to stay open. It isn't an easy task, but preparation and practice help.
Sexual abuse of gay and bisexual men often goes unreported and untreated, but the trauma remains. Two sexual abuse psychologists explain the unique harms that can occur.
Are more technologically advanced prosthetics and orthotics actually better for improving health? Or do we just think they are better? And most importantly, how do we figure it out?