Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
It doesn't have to be awkward. James Hamblin and Dr. Lauren Streicher, author of Love Sex Again, discuss how to bring up sexual issues with your doctor, partner, and friends.
Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice.
What to make of it all?
A court has been called to rule on whether a wealthy guru is dead or in a transcendental meditative state.
Eating ice actually burns calories because it requires energy for the body to melt the cube. One curious doctor suggests this can be used as a legitimate weight-loss tool.
This little cartoon box made people feel the feelings this week. "Happy" is so hated and feared that everyone is talking about him.
"Administrators were not pleased once they figured it out."
Inside a physician's 50-year-old journals, from a time when doctors made decisions for patients, not with them
How and why people turn to medical issues to elicit electronic laughs
The little guy knows how to be broken up with.
If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?
Preeminent scientists are warning about serious threats to human life in the not-distant future, including climate change and superintelligent computers. Most people don't care.
The spread of the vaccine-preventable poliovirus so far in 2014 has been "extraordinary," the agency warned today.
Endurance races that involve electrical shocks, ice baths, and pools of stagnant farm water are acutely popular. No one tells you about the bowel infections.
In a consciously alarming report today, the agency said, "Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill."
Today the NBA took a determined stand against overt racism.
A poignant illustration of an insidious hazard
The kids are getting a buzz by putting beeswax on their eyelids, says a trend-rumor this week.
With age comes risk of serious injury or death related to falling down. In the next three decades, the number of Americans over 65 will double. Many want to live at home indefinitely. One man has a solution.
How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.
Vaccination is among the few definitive tenets of disease prevention, but because of rampant misinformation, fear, and scientific illiteracy, rare infections have come back to life.