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Can Anything Stop My Migraine?
Neuroscience

Can Anything Stop My Migraine?

After a long drought, neuroscientists are readying a host of new treatments both to knock out the debilitating headaches and prevent them in the first place 

By R. Allan Purdy and David W. Dodick
Restoring Movement and Hope after Paralysis
Neuroscience

Restoring Movement and Hope after Paralysis

One man’s journey to overcome his injury with the help of a cutting-edge brain-machine interface 

By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Treating Pain without Pills
Public Health

Treating Pain without Pills

The opioid crisis is forcing doctors to change how they treat chronic pain, putting a new emphasis on nondrug remedies and psychological interventions 

By Stephani Sutherland
When Power Turns Toxic
Behavior & Society

When Power Turns Toxic

Success changes how people think and act—often, but not always, for the worse 

By Theodor Schaarschmidt
Laughing Matters--and Helps to Explain How Babies Bond
Behavior & Society

Laughing Matters--and Helps to Explain How Babies Bond

An infant’s laughter can reveal not only how babies think but also the serious reasons for this expression of joy 

By Gina C. Mireault
The Self-Compassion Solution
Behavior & Society

The Self-Compassion Solution

Building on a Buddhist principle, psychologists are learning how being kind to yourself can bolster resilience, buffer against stress and improve relationships 

By Marina Krakovsky

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May 2017

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