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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.

We may be vulnerable, researchers warn after demonstrating a cyberattack on a CT scanner, highlighting the need for better security.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Scientists want your poop to give you more information on your gut.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Results of an International Atomic Energy Agency study on effective brachytherapy in resource-poor settings.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Polio peaks in the summer, measles during the school year, and chickenpox in the spring.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

One of the things people with Alzheimer's disease understand is music.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

A neurosurgeon discusses what developments in the field mean for patients

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Dogs successfully detected malaria parasites in infected children by sniffing their socks.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

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

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