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.
Fleeing war and seeking safety, refugees are three times more likely to suffer from schizophrenia compared to the native-born population, according to a new Swedish study.
An NFL official has acknowledged a link between American football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.
Joyful events -- the birth of a child, a big win by your team -- can trigger a dangerous condition called the "broken heart syndrome," doctors and researchers reported Thursday.
All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a U.S. government advisory group recommended Tuesday.