Conservative Orange County, Calif., will license the use of medical marijuana and issue ID cards to patients entitled to use it.
U.S. medical researchers have discovered use of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Ritalin by young children might affect their brains.
Local officials may have violated Georgia law when they allowed tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker to travel.
The seven-member space shuttle Endeavour crew is at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week for STS-118 pre-launch training.
Researchers have identified a gene-regulating protein in the brains of mice that triggers the animals' ability to cope with the "behavioral despair" caused by inescapable stress. They said their studies have yielded an animal ...
An enzyme that cancer cells eliminate, apparently so they can keep proliferating, may hold clues to more targeted, effective cancer treatment, scientists say.
The link between alcohol and aggression is well known. What’s not so clear is just why drunks get belligerent. What is it about the brain-on-alcohol that makes fighting seem like a good idea? And do all intoxicated people ...
Researchers have pinpointed a brain region central to the machinery of the placebo effect—the often controversial phenomenon in which a person’s belief in the efficacy of a treatment such as a painkilling drug influences ...
A study of young, violent criminals in New York City found that they used fear and intimidation to keep adults from interfering with their criminal activities.
Mice carrying the genetic mutation that causes Huntington's Disease (HD) showed marked improvements in alertness and their ability to learn after they were given drugs that put them to sleep.