Reframing addiction as a chronic illness would help people get appropriate treatment and benefit the health care system, says A. Thomas McLellan, co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute.
The brain usually relies on our senses to navigate. But researchers found that when people experienced virtual teleportation, their brains still managed to keep them on course.
Once a grand seaside destination, Atlantic City now faces the prospect of a takeover by the state of New Jersey. Historian Bryant Simon and reporter Amy Rosenberg discuss the city's rise and fall.
Federal rules mostly prohibit nursing homes from refusing to readmit residents after a hospital stay. But states rarely enforce the regulations. Some California families are now suing the state.
In the city of Qom, ayatollahs and hardliners fret that their government relinquished too much in its nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers. "God knows what we gave up," says an ayatollah.
National security hawks want a bill that would order tech companies to open phones for law enforcement; other legislators think a panel should dig into the subject and make recommendations first.
California regulators say autonomous cars should have a licensed driver, but a top Google engineer says that makes as much sense as putting a steering wheel or brake pedal in the back of a cab.
Mobile phones that double as stun guns. Smart bikes connected to an app that can deter thieves and track your workout. We got an eyeful of futuristic gadgets at a mobile tech conference in Barcelona.
Researchers say Colombia offers a chance to learn more about Zika's possible link to microcephaly. If the country sees a sudden rise in cases as Brazil did, that's stronger evidence of a connection.
Andrea Towson, who has used heroin off and on for 30 years, is eager to get treatment. "I just want to wake up and eat breakfast and be normal, no matter what that might be," she says.