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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.

Learn about the different ways dyslexia manifests itself in languages.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers are working on new ways to help babies who are born too soon.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A study that compares the multitasking abilities of awake sleepwalkers and non-sleepwalkers provides insights into the nature of awareness.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests new way to help identify victims of intimate partner violence.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

The health benefits of a month without alcohol are unclear, and the British and Canadian medical authorities recommend several drink-free days per week.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

A neuroscientist explains how music is the language of emotion.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

A 12-year study of more than 1,000 people at one Boston hospital suggests a new way to alert emergency room doctors of underlying addiction.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Many of the boys in the choir had tics, leading the scientists to speculate that the repetitive movements may be related to motor learning.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Nicotine in the air and clothing permeates skin and enters the bloodstream at levels equivalent to inhalation of secondhand smoke.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

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