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.
Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
New research says surgical checklists don't actually save lives. They do, though.
Someone wants the humans to drift out of consciousness.
A new anytime exercise idea is getting a lot of attention, at least among those inclined to venture into nature and hang from things.
New episode of Between Two Ferns is the most weighty yet, in which President Obama proves he can speak to the kids.
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
Hours of staring at screens is hurting our vision, but we are not powerless.
Meet Lammily, who is perfectly normal and of healthy stature.
The comedian's story of his mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, has resonated on a massive scale in the past 48 hours.
Today the Obama administration proposed the first change to U.S. food Nutrition Fact labels in almost a decade. A closer look at the numbers and the importance of subtle changes.
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?