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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.

Factories, national parks, and dense urban areas worldwide feel the effects of COVID-19.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

During this modern coronavirus pandemic, our ancient instincts for avoiding disease may misfire.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Around the world, physicians at overwhelmed hospitals may have to decide who will not get treated during the pandemic.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use.

Inside Science Television

Review study examines why people are suffering heart attacks during high intensity and endurance exercises such as marathons and triathlons.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers found a "ghost population" that interbred with the ancestors of modern humans.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A new study links clinicians being nice with patients feeling less pain when getting blood drawn.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

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