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.

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
Study identifies having a fat tongue as a primary factor in the common sleep disorder.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A new way to treat deadly MRSA infections, gets the blue light.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
New dating of a trove of fossils suggests our cousin hominin went extinct because of climate change.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A new paper shows just how diverse the biochemicals in our food are, and how hard it is to understand how they impact our bodies.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Researchers found that when we fall from different heights, our bodies move differently to absorb the impact.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Unvaccinated children who contracted the illness lost their immunity to many other infections.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Despite high-profile study, the ancestors of humans living today likely evolved in many places at once, say critics.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Tiny brainlike cell cultures called organoids offer clues about human evolution.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Oxygen-sensing genes allow cells to adapt when oxygen levels drop.
Brian Owens, Contributor
The two main compounds in cannabis are in a constant balancing act.
Brian Owens, Contributor