Thinking about death, fearing the unknown and worrying about the future aren’t traditionally considered sources of physical pain, but they may be susceptible to the same pain-killing treatments.
The latest research shows that even the taste of beer is sufficient to activate the brain‘s pleasure circuits.
Researchers are exploring the possibility that convincing drinkers they had a bad experience with liquor — even if they didn’t — could lead them to drink less.
The effects of going hungry in childhood may be more lasting than previously thought.
It’s easy to appreciate the seasonality of winter blues, but web searches show that other disorders may ebb and flow with the weather as well.
Call it sexist or sensationalist, but now science suggests it’s so: women find men with bigger penises more attractive.
Public support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher, but the latest studies show recreational use is linked with prescription drug misuse.
Sharing and caring can be good for the soul, but what about the bottom line?
Current sleep remedies risk addiction and memory problems, but a new class of medications may avoid these issues.
A happy face can certainly lift spirits, but can it reduce rage?
While criminal activity can’t be reduced to a brain image, understanding changes in brain function could improve the way criminals are rehabilitated.
Middle school is typically a time of chaotic emotions, confusing relationships and challenging growing pains. But it may also have a surprisingly lasting influence on the future.