Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
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.
In dermatographia, a person's skin becomes flushed and swollen when touched. One woman is leading a community based on the beauty of it, turning inflammation into creative solidarity.
One of history's darkest spasms of inhumanity began 20 years ago this week. Remembering unfathomable tragedy and celebrating unprecedented health progress in Rwanda.
Dr. James Hamblin questions whether breakfast is really "the most important meal of the day."
Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around
Some have long known the perils of faulty eating. A prescient vintage Atlantic Monthly ad for yeast.
Nearly one in five American women reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives. Recent clashes about the term rape culture highlight the roles of systems, attitudes, and resources in preventing the crime and undoing the criminal.
Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it's a decisive yes.