A study from Florida State University sheds light on the sudden urge some people feel to jump from a high place.
"Currently, inflammation is considered a major factor in the development of depression, dementia, and other brain disorders," says Dr Drew Ramsey.
Take a moment to stop rushing, and rebel against the cult of being too busy.
RIP pessimists, we barely knew you. Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Michael Scheier explains the impact your outlook has on the world inside of you, from your cells to your psychology.
19% of American soldiers returned from Vietnam addicted to heroin. 95% of them recovered without relapse. How?
Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses a three-step process to shift your mindset when anxiety creeps in.
The community of microorganisms that live inside of your stomach is one of the most important markers of health, physically and psychologically.
A new study indicates that the brain can detect and help avoid diseases in others through the senses of sight and smell alone.
AI is capable of self-reproduction—should humans be worried?
Many people will try to give you hope or sell it to you, says Richard M. Cohen, who was diagnosed with MS at 25, and has battled two bouts of cancer, but hope is an internal discovery.
A new study shows that being (and remaining) overweight and having type 2 diabetes is neurological nightmare.
Our brains didn't evolve to see the world accurately, we only perceive what is useful and apply meaning to it. Neuroscientist Beau Lotto shows us how the sausage of reality is made.
Scientists successfully test an ingenious system for growing premature fetuses.
Personifying certain drugs as evil while calling opioid users “victims” points a glaring spotlight on drug policies that aren't really about public health.
Someday an implant may help the neurologically impaired overcome a damaged memory.
No human gets everything they want in life, as Ariel Levy discovered in the worst possible way.
For the first time, the World Health Organization has declared a new mental illness to be the leading cause of disability around the world.
A study finds that just 30 minutes of memory training per day, for 40 days, can reorganize your brain connectivity.
Two-thirds of all cancers are caused by DNA replication errors, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. But don't light a celebratory cigarette just yet.
Studies and trials point to the potential of a rave drug becoming the newest antidepressant medication in decades.
In a world driven by technological progress, many impoverished communities are bucking the trend by successfully turning to "low-tech" and unorthodox treatments.
Australia could soon ban unvaccinated children from attending preschools nationwide.
A new study from Johns Hopkins University supports making birth control pills available without a prescription.
A "new" field of medicine called chronotherapy demonstrates that following nature's cycles, as our ancestors did, is integral to proper biological and cognitive function.
A patient's brain showed activity for nearly 10 minutes after death, baffling doctors and prompting the need for further research.
Scientists identify key compounds that may help prevent brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s as well as Lou Gehrig’s disease.