Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
The bottles may contain something better than alcohol.
How the first ever update to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 finally came to pass—and what it lacks
If you want to help your bacteria, build them a nice place to live.
It’s the enormous one, calories.
The chemistry in movie theaters changes during certain scenes—and it may be a subtle mode of communication.
The drug may play a more important role than previously thought.
The National Academy of Sciences is urging people to focus less on the process and more on the product.
It is not an innocuous decision.
The health implications of knowing your microbes could be enormous. But for now, personal microbe mapping is too preliminary to take seriously.
Yesterday’s press release was potentially dangerous.
In the era of attention deficits, the new text will not be black and white.
A suggestion for compulsive checkers
There's more to health than the absence of disease.
Newly intensifying anti-porn campaigns are mixing conservative and liberal principles, science, and ideology.
Russell Simmons on advocating the world’s most pretentious diet
“Whatever spot on the political spectrum you occupy, we all find fairly common things funny.”
Drop in and meditate, any time.
People who volunteer lead longer, healthier lives. Some public-health experts believe the time has come for doctors to recommend it alongside diet and exercise.
Overuse of the drugs seems to make us gain weight—even when we don't take them.
A question for The Atlantic’s in-house doctor