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Human

Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

Checkpoint inhibitors lift the brakes on the immune system, but may join other new drugs in pressing the accelerator on health care costs.

James Gaines, Contributor

Do dreams have a purpose, or are they all just stories and images our minds create?

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Researchers detect presence of proteins in the saliva of people who ate bitter foods.

James Gaines, Contributor

Growing families would benefit from a robust network of support following a baby's birth, researchers say.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

Instead of trying to fight the disease, researchers are focusing on beefing up the brain cells to live alongside the disease.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Yes, a hospital superbug may be growing more tolerant to alcohol exposure -- but alcohol-based hand rubs still save millions of lives a year.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How depression and psychological distress can impact radiation therapy treatment for people who have cancer.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Studies show the answer is complicated.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

People infected with Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to be entrepreneurs, according to new research.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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