Where does body fat go when it's lost? Into the air, actually.
As people spend more time indoors, ecotherapy is emerging as a way to help rebuild our relationships with nature—and improve mental and physical health.
New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
How does exaggeration make its way into health news? A study today says, blame academia.
Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
You can't fake being calm and carrying on. Unless you can.
Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.
This is going to be an okay Thanksgiving. Here's what everyone is asking.
Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines
As presented to the grand jury: a bruise
Important ties between food and mental functioning keep coming.
When an assisted living facility closed—leaving sick residents abandoned inside—Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez took charge and became heroes.
Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.
Triclosan now seems to cause liver damage, too.
The legend of baseball and life is making the best of a tragic situation.
Readers are quick to use the label to castigate publications. What is clickbait, and what isn't?
Dr. Zeke Emanuel recently announced that he will stop receiving life-prolonging medical care at age 75. James Hamblin tries to understand why. What is the meaning of life?
The growing science on how a body imbued with meaning becomes physically healthier
You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.
An expert in biological warfare warns against complacency in public measures against Ebola.