Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed
Are kids being spanked for acting out or acting out because they’re spanked?
Acid blockers reduce the diversity of bacteria in the intestines—and that could lead to trouble
Rigorous analysis finds that the drug modafinil significantly enhances cognition during complex tasks
A journal article says herpes virus and Lyme disease bacteria are behind the mind-robbing illness, but not all researchers are convinced
For most people, pornography use has no negative effects—and it may even deter sexual violence
Scientists claim a novel bacterium causes some different symptoms, adding to the body of research showing the complexity of the disease
Research explores the factors that influence our tolerance for long mutual gazes
Older adults are seeking support and carnal knowledge from peers
New animal studies explain why supposedly healthy supplements like beta-carotene could exacerbate a dread disease
A debate rages over whether doctors should recognize this common childhood condition as a distinct disorder
The NIH has touted new health goals this summer without evidence for patient safety
Research suggests that the mental fog may be a matter of expectations
Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?
A new theory about long-lasting Lyme disease symptoms suggests treatment options
Infants learn about the world by paying more attention to things that surprise them
Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. UPDATED: With Dean Ornish's Response
A critique of the diet guru's views on high-protein diets, followed by a response from Ornish and a reply from the author
Are cholesterol-lowering drugs causing dementialike symptoms in some patients?
The idea that free radicals cause aging and that vitamins might preserve our youth is now in doubt
Negative reactions to positive experiences help to keep our emotions on an even keel