A new law to let dying patients access unapproved drugs raises false hope
New discoveries offer hope for noise-induced hearing loss
Subtle mutations can undermine our ability to fend off a specific bug
They are not the great all-purpose painkillers they've been cracked up to be
A wider waist is dangerous for reasons we don’t fully grasp
Pancreatic cancer will soon be the second-biggest cause of cancer deaths
Bone fractures are rife after age 50, so why aren’t we doing more to prevent them?
Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability
It can reveal whether popular operations are actually effective
Can certain foods really help you fight heart disease, arthritis and dementia?
How much should we worry?
Doctors shift toward personalized goals for glucose, cholesterol, and more
Poor-quality sleep may heighten behaviors including hyperactivity, compulsions and aggressiveness
One distinguished psychologist explains why he believes this is so and how to reverse course
A look inside the May/June issue of Scientific American Mind
The obsessive interests that consume many kids on the spectrum may turn out to be pathways to growth
A look inside the March/April issue of Scientific American Mind
A look inside the January/February issue of Scientific American Mind
A political scientist’s research explains a lot about why true-blue Wisconsin turned red in 2016, and about the mood of rural and small town America
A look inside the new issue of Scientific American Mind