Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
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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.
People put serious weight on judgments of character based on facial structure alone.
When people think about sugar calories in terms of physical activity, they choose well.
How will telemedicine shape the future of patient-doctor relationships?
After a class-action settlement over false advertising, everyone gets $10.
Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.
A fading ability to identify scents is a sign that life's end may be near.
Long-term devices are now the first-line recommendation for women of all ages.
Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance.
How a workout becomes a social identity
A controversial treatment designed to remove environmental metals from the body might be effective in treating heart disease. Will one renegade doctor persuade the rest of the medical establishment to consider it?
One professor left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and he is happier for it. How much does a person really need?
Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.
Red and white wines showed equal health benefits in new research—among people who move.
Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.
People are eating almonds in unprecedented amounts. Is that okay?