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If patients better understood the health risks associated with certain kinds of medical care, they would likely seek less treatment.
Researchers confirm the best location to hunker down during a zombie outbreak: go where people aren't.
Health apps aren't regulated by the medical industry and there's little in the way of standardization, making them unreliable and a risky investment for some consumers.
Your handshake communicates subtle social information about who you are, but it has nothing to do with whether your grip is firm or limp, say researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
The selfie has become part of our culture of sharing. But should some things, like the ballot, remain private?
Psychologists who were becoming bored with the internet by the late '90s only had to wait a few more years before the ultimate Petri dish of human thought and behavior emerged.
The author of a new book on straightening out bad personal habits recently offered a basic glimpse into her anti-sabotage playbook.
A specific gene present in human stem cells appears to be responsible for the evolutionary increase in human brain size.