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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.

New study identifies obstacles for UN strategy of treatment as prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Our first impulse is to reject immoral actions as impossible.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A new study with potato chips suggests we all perceive scents differently, but culture tells us to agree when naming them.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

New evidence for how childhood infections could trigger ciliac disease.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Study estimates that without new "congestion pricing" policy, kids would have suffered 45 percent more asthma attacks.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How an angry encounter with a total stranger helped to identify the cause of Legionnaires’ disease.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

An experiment half a century ago created an industry that specializes in freezing the dead. Many scientists think the chance of reviving them is slim.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

A special imaging technique takes pictures of blood flow under the skin, revealing how and why some elderly suffer poor blood flow.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

Turning New Year’s resolutions into habits.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

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