Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
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
A snack-food company stumbled into a glaring loophole in the federal definition of healthfulness.
Sparta Science is building superior athletes.
The perks of being physically present. The perks of not being physically present.
Minimize food waste by preparing and eating food.
New plant-based meats are an exciting development for nutrition and the environment.
One provocative Halloween display evokes fear in ways unintended.
Meat producers showed dominance over scientists this week, preventing discussion of sustainability.
It's easy to over-parent. It's also easy not to.