When troubled kids erupt, the traditional view calls for tougher parenting. A new approach substitutes skill-building for punishment.
The best protection against bioterror could be an enhanced immune system. But human biology might pose a problem.
Yardsticks developed in 1968 can’t explain many disorders. New tools may reveal what really happens when one’s head hits the pillow.
It appears that natural selection isn’t the only way traits are passed along. Environmental influences, too, may get embedded in our DNA.
The importance of saying sorry, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Readers debate the doctor deficit.
The University of Calgary’s CAVEman, a computer-generated hologram, can display human body parts in ultrasharp resolution.
When controversy erupts over the safety of a drug, chances are, Steven E. Nissen is not far away.
An estimated 8 to 10 million Americans have an eating disorder.
Hospitals throughout the United States are going green to reduce their environmental impact. Among their features: roof gardens, solar panels and exposure to natural light.
In 1907, a surgeon and an intern discovered why cells sickle after they noticed something odd.
New research sheds light on the mystery of prions: misfolded proteins that promote a lethal chain of events.
Despite high patient demand, doctor bloggers argue that complementary alternative medicine may provide more harm than help.
On the football field and battlefield, a better way to assess concussion damage.
When the author’s macular degeneration worsened, physicians offered cold facts, not help. She had to find her own answers.