In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder.
Singaporean scientists have taken a big leap forward in studying the human brain by growing "mini-brains" for research.
A total of 57.1 percent of surveyed workers become anxious or worried if they do not use their mobile phones for a certain period of time, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing -- changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.
Artificially stimulating the brain's feel-good center boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday.
Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.
Children breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life have an easier time behaving as primary school students, according to new research published Tuesday.
One of Muhammad Ali's greatest battles was not in the ring but against Parkinson's disease, which severely hampered his speech and motor skills in the last three decades of his life.
A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness.
Mainland China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday.