What compassion does to the brain In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s
A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body. A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with
Flood alerts have been issued amid fears the waves could breach defences in popular seaside holiday destinations Huge waves are expected to batter western coastlines over the next 24 hours, prompting warnings
When it comes to technological advances that could reduce human suffering, improve health, and reduce disease, we are generally all in favor. But recent advances in procedures that tinker with reproductive
Update (CNN) — After numerous postponements, Shafqat Hussain was hanged in a Karachi prison in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to campaign group Reprieve. Imprisoned at the age of 14, he
One of the first medics to raise concerns about the now discredited Liverpool Care Pathway says new protocols to replace it are more dangerous, and could hasten patients' deaths New NHS guidelines on of
Your body is a reservoir for bacteria and viruses as much as it is a bag of your own cells. Some of these are disease-causing agents, lurking in waiting for an opportunity to attack. This is a huge problem
In the last four months of devastating war in my country, and in my years as a journalist before this conflict began, I have seen and written about many terrible things. But nothing prepared me for this.