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Scientists discover the drug may help dementia patients retain memory for as many as six additional months
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
By denaturing nicotine before it reaches the heart and brain, a new vaccine could mute the addictiveness of tobacco products
It's not that bad.
It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.
It certainly looks that way if you hang around beer people.
Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general first declared that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. Popular Science readers could have known that was coming.
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Dash of trivia, pinch of wit: a new compendium.
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Does red wine make you live longer? Do bras cause cancer? Is sugar as addictive as cocaine and heroin? We uncover what headline-grabbing scientific studies really mean for your health
The incredible Mr. Limpet
The treatment is now ready for human trials.
Is pure MDMA "absolutely" safe, as a Canadian health official claimed last year?
Neuroscience: How nicotine rewires your noggin.
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
WARP 75 lamp eases pain