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Lacking easy access to specialized care, some families are turning to video-conferencing for treatment.
Loosely regulated dietary supplements of the sort Pena-Reames took have found a rich vein of acceptance among middle-age and older Americans increasingly worried about losing their mental acuity.
Why aren’t we talking about the surprising number of women injured by childbirth?
YOU CAN STOP GUILTING YOURSELF OUT of that second cup of coffee every morning. There’s growing evidence that a daily jolt of java may be a healthy habit, thanks to its ability to keep heart vessels clear and lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, as well
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, 53, started gambling excessively when she was 30. As a result, her 40th birthday wasn’t much of a celebration: She was hospitalized, shortly after a suicide attempt. She’d tried to slit her wrists the day she’d missed her bes
Oprah Winfrey’s Emotional Interview
ANY DOCTOR WORTH THEIR white coat will tell you that eating a diet rich in whole grains is one of the best ways to get fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients that can help fight weight gain, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. But as it is, only 8%
Gregor Hens’s Nicotine describes a life spent chasing moments of heightened power.
Writer Ayelet Waldman was on the verge of suicide until she self-medicated with LSD.
FORGET WRINKLES. BOTOX IS NOW BEING USED TO TREAT MIGRAINES, DEPRESSION, TWITCHING EYES, OVERACTIVE BLADDERS, SWEATY PALMS AND MORE. SOME CALL IT A MARVEL OF MEDICINE; OTHERS CAUTION THE RISKS ARE STILL UNKNOWN. INSIDE THE EXPLODING BUSINESS AND STRANGE SCIENCE OF BOTOX
Schizophrenics and other people with unquiet minds are locked up, medicated, and stigmatized. Now a radical movement is telling them they might not be sick at all.
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING AT THE grocery store, you probably expect that the olive oil you see came from, well, olives. And that the organic vegetables were never exposed to toxic chemicals, the cod fillet is sliced from a member of the cod species and th
Want to reward your workers without offering bonuses? The little things count, so look at this list of benefits that your staff will appreciate.
Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex
STRESS IS A MODERN MENTAL BOGEYMAN that keeps half of U.S. adults up at night, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. And many people don’t do anything to try to fight it. That’s bad news because stress takes a mea
Instead of an “acid trip,” she took an “acid errand.”
Turns out the Democrats have a pretty big ace up their sleeve.
It's not about how many brute hours you rack up -- it's about how effective you are at replenishing mental resources.
I had a tough time in high school. Like many other young adolescents, I saw myself as fundamentally flawed, and felt a searing isolation. Nothing I looked forward to brought any hope. I stopped getting out of bed. I cut myself. I drafted a suicide no
A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.
ADVOCATES BELIEVE THE POWDER HELPS PEOPLE KICK OPIOIDS WITHOUT RISK OF ADDICTION. WHEN THE DEA TRIED TO CRIMINALIZE IT, THEY FOUGHT BACK
Drug companies fear negotiating prices with Uncle Sam | “America would be lifting a rock to hit its own feet”
When she was a practicing occupational therapist, Elizabeth Fain started noticing something odd in her clinic: Her patients were weak. More specifically, their grip strengths, recorded via a hand-held dynamometer, were “not anywhere close to the norm
THERE ARE FEW MORE WONDROUSLY TERRIFYING moments in a woman’s life than when she gives birth, delivering unto the world the passenger she has been carrying for nine months and then meeting directly for the first time. Tissue skin. Lumpy feet. Deep-po
Researchers stimulated the regrowth of teeth in mice.
In 2013, Christopher Krietchman was walking down the street in Manhattan, worrying about his flailing meal-delivery company. Krietchman was the founder of Fresh Grill Café, which cooked and delivered healthy meals to New Yorkers. When he launched in
A new surgeon-general report calling vaping among young people a “major health concern” adds to a heated debate over whether the practice is safer than smoking.
The dazed young woman who arrived at Sunnybrook Hospital, Canada’s first and largest regional trauma center, from a head-on car crash presented the surgeons treating her with a disturbing problem. In addition to her many broken bones, the rhythm of h