A doctor says the Le Roy teens’ mysterious tic disorder may have been set off by strep infection.
Body & Mind
A psychologist talks about how “contagious” psychological disorders may be fanned by fear, anxiety and the media.
Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they’re the ones who stand by the punch bowl.
Why a narcissist’s sense of self-love can do damage to the heart, especially for men.
Grandpa and grandma may be wrestling the grandkids for the Nintendo, thanks to a study showing Brain Age can improve cognitive function
Feeling stressed by family and work woes? It could be taking a toll on both your brain and your body.
Why is it so hard to lose weight? Extra pounds may affect brain structures involved in appetite, making it harder to turn down food
Are the rich really the unfeeling boors they’re made out to be? Studies suggest that the richer people are, the less compassion they show.
Sometimes the mind provides the most powerful medicine of all. A new Harvard Medical School investigation in asthma patients shows that the “placebo effect” — in which patients experience real benefits from sham treatments — can be as effective as standard medical therapy.
It’s stressful at the top, at least for male baboons, according to a new study that finds that alpha males — those at the pinnacle of the social hierarchy — are significantly more stressed out than a group’s No. 2, or beta male.
More Americans are praying about health issues — both for themselves and for the health of others — according to a new study [PDF] published in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Listen up, guys. If your buddies give you a hard time for preferring Monet over the Mets, you can hit them with this: a study finds that an appreciation of culture and the arts can do wonders for a man’s health, including …
When people consider the connections between drugs and violence, what typically comes to mind are illegal drugs like crack cocaine. However, certain medications — most notably, some antidepressants like Prozac — have also …