Researchers are only just beginning to really understand anaesthesia awareness.
Objective reality exists, but what can you know about it that isn't subjective. According to some neuroscientists, not much.
If you want to feel less pain, meditate more often. According to this new research, it can genuinely erase the emotional reaction to pain. And since it's long been said by coaches and some doctors that most pain is within the mind, here's scientific proof to back that assertion up.
Johns Hopkins researchers hope this could lead to new interventions for combating it.
A new approach to fighting the opioid crisis involves sending letters to doctors after their patients overdose on prescription drugs.
We know the dangers of too little sleep. Now for the other side of the story.
The decision, supported in the majority opinion by the court’s conservative justices, is a victory for nationwide religious groups and a defeat for the mostly liberal state.
Explore McLuhan's theory on print culture and its influential hold over civilization.
Harvard psychologists identify “prevalence-induced concept change,” our tendency to raise our threshold for success as we make progress.
Who needs a hole in the head? As it turns out, lots of people in ancient hospitals did. Why was one society so good at keeping people alive after it opened up their skulls?
Free meals turn out to be powerful incentives for prescribing opioids, according to a new letter published in JAMA.
We're putting the "care" back into "healthcare."
Does your doctor have the right to choose not to help you if they oppose the procedure you request? Several schools of thought offer differing answers.
Through human caused climate change, we are barreling toward a world with less stability, less resources, more disease, and more lives lost to extreme weather events.
Dr. David Newman, together with his team, has developed a simple information tool, called the NNT, that allows doctors and researches to communicate more clearly to patients and the general public, the effectiveness of different treatments.
It is known that diabetes brings with it a greatly elevated risk for a number of comorbidities. To this list, we now have to add elevated risk of cancer, as well.
A new test will be able to tell doctors and parents if a fetus contains any unfavorable genetic traits. However, researchers believe the test could lead to terminated pregnancies if parents believed a condition would interfere with a child living a normal life.
Nearly two decades ago, I walked into my first Abnormal Psychology class. Given the course title, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what the subject matter would […]
Pulp fiction paperbacks sold by the millions, for a dime, in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite their lapel-grabbing, shocking, often tawdry, salacious covers and contents, they’re interesting cultural relics because […]
In a technology-based culture, you learn from infancy that truth is what can be counted and measured. That makes it easy to divide any conversation into what you learned (important!) […]