Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.
The biggest reason to eat chicken instead of beef has nothing to do with saturated fat.
If transparent competition can drive the reinvention of U.S. healthcare, some creative thinkers stand to become unabashedly wealthy—and improve the quality of care in the process.
When one writer suggested that guns can be regulated without anyone's rights being infringed, he lost his job. Dick Metcalf told his story this morning to a skeptical crowd.
Creativity is contingent on willingness to be judged. At some point, many people lose that.
The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.
Trying to do too many internet things at once makes it hard to get anything done at all.
It's important not to think of the disease that way.
A Senate subcommittee told Dr. Mehmet Oz to quit making unfounded claims about "miracle" dietary supplements—because he is feeding a sordid, under-regulated industry and a misguided culture of shortcuts.
New cancer-prevention research says that consuming broccoli sprouts makes people excrete benzene in their urine, mitigating effects of breathing polluted air.
Counting calories is misguided. The focus belongs on food.
A dangerous misunderstanding of sexual assault
Obvious Child reminds us that the best humor is honest.
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