Public Health

New Research Shows That It Interferes With the Synthesis and Function of BDNF, Derailing the Brain’s Center for Learning

Robert Klitzman

A patient who tested positive for the gene that leads to Huntington’s disease wrestled with a host of questions. Should she have children with her husband, knowing that each baby has a 50-50 chance of inheriting the mutation that causes the degenerative neurological illness?

Worldwide pandemics of influenza caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009. A new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics finds that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific.

Carl Hart (left), says that flawed research may be preventing meth addicts from getting effective treatment for substance abuse. Photo: Eve Vagg.

A review of recent research on methamphetamine use suggests that claims the drug causes significant cognitive prob

The first years of Matthew La Croix’s life were consumed with hospital visits.

Gay men lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to sa

Barron H. Lerner

Image credit: Margaret Fox Photography

It’s not every day that a professor buys a breathalyzer.

Health costs exceeding $14 billion dollars and involving 21,000 emergency room visits, nea

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