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.
For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there's some good news. Harvard is on the case.
The government is mulling law revisions to force drug addicts, alcoholics or people with suicidal tendencies to get compulsory treatment, following a random attack Monday by a suspect who has a record of taking drugs and has alleged mental problems.
The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.