Just a three-second distraction, such as glancing at your phone, can divert your attention and double the number of mistakes you make
As you read this illustrated story, two more people are being diagnosed with the disease
In Health Care for Some, historian Beatrix Hoffman examines how health care rationing has actually been the norm in recent U.S. history, and how that might be starting to shift as more people accept the idea that health care is a right...
Recent research supports the effectiveness of "eye movement desensitization and reprocessing"
Unborn children will soon have their genes mapped. Without proper guidance for parents, the tests could prove calamitous
New smart phone apps that purport to assess patients' skin lesions as cancer or not are unreliable, according to a new study. Katherine Harmon reports
An analysis of pills recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Italy reveals them to contain zinc compounds that were probably used as eye medication. Sophie Bushwick reports
An inactivated virus vaccine, delivered by injection rather than orally, could be key to eradicating polio globally
Some professional athletes' enthusiasm for certain stem cell treatments outpaces the evidence
A recent study shows that images of thin women do in fact alter women's body preferences. Christie Nicholson reports
Revisiting data casts doubt on the link between heavy cannabis use and declining IQ
Lab-grown nerve fibers could help a battered body heal itself
A new way to link artificial arms and hands to the nervous system could allow the brain to control prostheses as smoothly as if they were natural limbs
Real-time genetic sequencing could keep hospital outbreaks in check
A cognitive scientist who studies numerical cognition and a learning disability likened to dyslexia for mathematics works on identifying its cause as well as ways to help those who suffer from it...
Among the oldest type of drug in the medical arsenal, new antivenoms are being developed by researchers in Mexico, who have become global leaders in creating drugs to treat poisonous bites...
Michael C. Hall, of TV's Dexter, talks about psychopathy with psychologist Kevin Dutton, author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths
The high court declined to hear a final appeal, thus ending a bid to block NIH support for research using these cells
Gene therapy, once off to a rocky start, transforms medicine by getting at the root cause of many diseases
Key findings and events that may emerge in 2013 concern stem cell trials, gene patents, open-access research papers and an updated U.N. climate assessment