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A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous o...

Government regulators are expected to soon rule on the legality of a controversial drug called kratom, a representative at the DEA told Business Insider.

‘Engineering overkill’: A potent new drug ‘1,000 times stronger than morphine’ is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t...

The US recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue. Doctors say it's unnecessary and ill-equipped to solve problems.

A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $6 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she’s already...

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative at a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater.
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, Mar 11, 2018

Daylight Saving Time is literally killing us

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4, 2018. Years of data tell us the switch is deadly. Here's why it puts stress on our bodies.

Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to lead to new treatments.

14 ways sex is good for the body and brain

Sex is not only good for your mental wellbeing, but it will probably have a positive impact on your general health too. Several studies over the years have shown the effects of having sex. Here are 14 of the main findings so far.
You can learn to design your procrastination.

Procrastinators and doers have different brains — here’s how you can find the benefit in all those times you get distracted

The way to tackle procrastination is to design it. If you're going to get distracted anyway, you may as well do something worthwhile with your time.
Stress could be harming your brain.

People who are more stressed may have smaller brains and worse memories, according to a new study

It's common knowledge that stress is bad for your body, but it could also be having a bad impact on your brain. A new study has shown the stress hormone cortisol might be linked with a smaller brain and worse memory.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

23andMe CEO and founder Anne Wojcicki shared this week that she hoped the company would "bring back" a test designed to help you choose a specific kind of medication based on your DNA. "When we bring it back, we have a complete product," she said.

Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.