People who seek risky thrills or act impulsively may have a thinner cortex around brain areas involved in decision making, a new study finds.
People who are infected with a common parasite found in cat litter may face a higher risk of having uncontrollable bouts of rage.
For the first time, scientists have used brain scans to track the development of Alzheimer's disease in adults with no symptoms.
Scientists say they have made human "mini-brains" the size of a fly's eye that, within a year, might replace lab animal models for research on drug addiction and other neurological disorders.
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.
A study of cadavers reveals a dramatic decrease of vitamin B12 in the brain across the ages but also among young people with autism and schizophrenia.
Older people who have lower levels of bicarbonate, a main ingredient in baking soda, in their blood may be at increased risk of premature death.
Some cancers are mysterious, in that doctors cannot determine where they originated. Now, it seems that some of these cancers are caused by HPV.
Here is our annual countdown of the "top five" scientific retractions in the last year, some serious, most comical.
Nutrients found in cocoa may improve the heart health, a new study of patients with advanced kidney disease finds.
Researchers have found a molecule that breaks down the clumps of protein linked with Alzheimer's disease.
There's no longer any doubt that consuming added sugar contributes to a litany of chronic diseases in children, researchers say.
New research may offer a glimmer of hope for people with one common stroke symptom: partial arm paralysis that leaves the affected limb frozen to the person's side like a broken wing.
Are kids really throwing out the healthy foods that schools are now offering, a critics of school lunch programs claim?
Scientists have found yet another reason to vaccinate their children: Keeping up with immunizations may reduce the risk of childhood stroke, according to a new study.