- Jan 6 201720 minutes
U.K. Scientists Are Deciding The Future Of Humanity
Pioneering gene editing research has put the U.K. at the forefront of the next scientific revolution—whether the rest of the world is ready for it or not.
- Dec 19 20164 minutes
My Battle With Depression
IN A NEW MEMOIR, THE SINGER DETAILS HER 2011 DESCENT INTO SUICIDAL DESPAIR AND THE LONG, HARD ROAD BACK TO HEALTH
- Sep 19 201610 minutes
The New Science of Exercise
Doctors, researchers, scientists—even ancient philosophers—have long claimed exercise works like a miracle drug. Now they have proof
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Our Addiction Crisis Can Be Solved—With Hardwork
The prescription-opioid epidemic is one of the most urgent public-health challenges of our time. Since 1999, overdose deaths have quadrupled, which parallels the quantity of opioids prescribed. The majority of prescription opioids that are being misu
- Nov 11 20161 minute
The Cow Defense
A cow can produce 30 to 60 liters of antibodies per month. Humans, on the other hand, are not as industrious.
- Oct 24 20165 minutes
A New Paradigm for Opioid Addiction: More Drugs
THE PHOTO WAS so startling that it almost seemed staged. In the driver’s seat, the man’s head is dropped back, his eyes closed, mouth agape, one hand draped on the steering wheel in front of him and the other in his lap. In the passenger seat, a woma
- Dec 19 20161 minute
Best Friends For A Cure
AS 2 LITTLE GIRLS FIGHT A DEADLY DISEASE AFFECTING ONLY 11 KNOWN PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THEIR FAMILIES LOOK FOR ANSWERS TOGETHER
- Nov 7 20161 minute
Model’s Death Ruled Accidental After Chiropractic Adjustment
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Snuff Out Smoke Damage
THE MONEY LINK: Lighting up burns a big hole in your wallet. Buy a $7 pack of cigarettes a day, and you’re spending $2,555 a year. Over 20 years your tab skyrockets to $93,987, assuming prices rise by 6% a year. (Calculate your own bill at smokefree.
- Dec 5 20164 minutes
The Gift Of A Face
Tragically disfigured for 14 years following a horrific accident, firefighter Patrick Hardison becomes the successful recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
This New Surgery Could Change Pregnancy Forever
IT’S NOT WIDELY KNOWN, BUT EACH year, hundreds of women in the U.S. are born without the ability to carry a child—because they don’t have uteruses. Now, thanks to a groundbreaking series of experimental surgeries, doctors are hoping to change these w
- Jan 6 20174 minutes
Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts
An unexplained shortage of the injectable version of the vaccine slows attempts to kill polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
- Dec 1 201611 minutes
Autism's Placebo Problem
People on the spectrum—and their families—can be more easily swayed in their responses to treatments than previously thought.
- Jan 6 20173 minutes
Searching For A Vaccine For The Plague
The scourge of the Middle Ages survives
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
My Famıly’s Battle With Mental Illness
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
- Dec 1 201614 minutes
The High Cost Of Coping
ANXIETY. DEPRESSION. EATING DISORDERS. PHOBIAS. EVERY YEAR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE A MENTAL-HEALTH CHALLENGE—OFTEN AT GREAT EXPENSE. HERE’S HOW TO EASE THE FINANCIAL STRAIN.
- Dec 2 201610 minutes
Can This Man Cure Aids?
Dr. Louis Picker has a secret weapon to fight back against the growing AIDS epidemic—it involves herpes.
- Dec 1 20161 minute
A Death-Defying Experience
Oscar Munoz was one of roughly 2,200 Americans to receive a heart transplant in 2016. Here’s what it was like.
- Dec 1 20167 minutes
The Life-Changing Magic Of Mushrooms
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
- Nov 28 20163 minutes
Our Miracle Baby!
THEIR PREGNANCY NEWS WENT VIRAL. AND WHEN THEIR CHILD WAS IN DANGER, FANS CARRIED THEM THROUGH
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
The Forgotten Side of Cancer Care
TUNNEL VISION CAN SET IN WITH A new cancer diagnosis. Everyone—the doctor, the patient, the patient’s loved ones—focuses almost exclusively on treatment: the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation that aim to keep a patient alive for as long as possible
- Jun 1 20161 minute
To Catch a Killer
MOST HIV TESTS don’t actually check for the virus that causes AIDS. Rather, assays search blood samples for antibodies that humans produce to fight the pathogen. Particularly in the early phases of infection, the immune system may not respond strongl
- Jul 25 20165 minutes
The Healing Power of Nature
IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE A LARK THAN a scientific study when a handful of Japanese researchers set out to discover whether something special—and clinically therapeutic—happens when people spend time in nature. They were inspired by a new recommendation f
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
Resistance To The Antibiotic Of Last Resort Is Silently Spreading
Just over a year after they were discovered in China, bacteria that can fend off colistin are being found all across the world.
- Nov 25 20162 minutes
New Skin Patch Protects Against Peanut Allergy Attacks
The patch is the size of a quarter and delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Blood Testing Is Booming
COMPANIES ARE BETTING A “LIQUID BIOPSY” CAN CHANGE CANCER TESTING.
- Oct 1 20161 minute
How a Biotech Turned a Bust into a Hit
Hands-on selling transformed anti-addiction drug Vivitrol into a success.
- Oct 3 20163 minutes
The Flu Shot’s Chicken-And-Egg Problem
Drugmakers experiment with different vaccine culture sources | “That’s critical in case of a pandemic, which spreads rapidly”
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress
The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
- Sep 5 20163 minutes
Can Virtual Reality Help People Manage Pain?
SNOWFLAKES FALL AROUND ME AS I float above a river, weaving through an icy wonderland. I toss a fish to an otter, and it shivers with glee. Then, as I exit a cave full of colorful rocks, I flow into a bright spring landscape, complete with cherry blo