People are playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel — and then tweeting about it. And causing crashes. Immersive games like this can be even more dangerous than texting, researchers say.
Researchers found by telling people the risk of HIV is lower than they thought, they get people to act in safer ways. But when people think the risk is very high, they sometimes act less responsibly.
Research on patients with testicular cancer and on others fighting a brain malignancy finds that people who are privately insured are more likely to be diagnosed earlier and survive longer.
Military bases turn out to be a haven for endangered species. A decision long ago by the military that working with conservationists was a better strategy than fighting them is one of the reasons why.
Doctors have long thought that cat-scratch fever is no big deal, but an analysis finds that more people are getting sicker from it. Small children are especially at risk, as are people in the South.
The vaccine is already showing up in drugstores, but maybe wait until Halloween to get the shot, doctors say, especially if you're over 65 and want to be protected against flu this winter.
Flood managers suspect August's big rainstorms and floods in Louisiana are becoming more common there and elsewhere because of climate change. One clue: Much of the damage was beyond the flood plain.
People talk a lot about the warming of the Earth by a few degrees. Now a cartoon shows you what it looks like.
A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
The controversial TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz declared the GOP presidential nominee to be "very healthy" though Donald Trump said he needs to lose weight and didn't apologize for an affinity for fast food.
Doctors worry that requiring patients to see a separate genetic counselor will keep them from getting tested for mutations that significantly increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
As protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline keep growing, those in favor of the project are beginning to speak out — even as the company stops work on the pipeline.
Poisoning these thirsty critters doesn't work. But researchers think they're finally getting close to figuring out a plan.
This week on Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam explores how unconscious ideas about the family shape the way we think about politics.
Feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis explains how humans can get their cats to come on command, take medicine and stop waking them up at night. Her new book is The Trainable Cat.
Colorado legalized recreational pot in 2012. Maine and four other states will vote on if to legalize it in November. We look at who's making money on pot in Colorado and who could benefit in Maine.
Shanthi the 41-year-old Asian elephant has a problem: arthritis. Teva designed her some special boots, which made us wonder what footwear other would animals wear. Our Facebook friends had some ideas.
A deadly fungus is devastating frog populations around the world. In California, scientists are racing to find a way to immunize one species, mountain yellow-legged frogs, against the fungus.
Flying people to an asteroid is really hard, so NASA wants to bring part of it to them. But some former astronauts say the $2 billion plan was born of politics and budget cuts, and makes little sense.
A computer program can map cancer progression in much the same way historical explorers drew maps of the Earth without satellite imaging. Small bits of data can be pieced together to form a picture.