Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are.
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.
The HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of people every year from getting cancer. But a new CDC report says most children still do not receive it.
People taking dopamine for Parkinson's disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates their expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.
Similarity and companionship are the currency of attraction, for better or worse.
James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.
The biggest reason to eat chicken instead of beef has nothing to do with saturated fat.
If transparent competition can drive the reinvention of U.S. healthcare, some creative thinkers stand to become unabashedly wealthy—and improve the quality of care in the process.
When one writer suggested that guns can be regulated without anyone's rights being infringed, he lost his job. Dick Metcalf told his story this morning to a skeptical crowd.
Creativity is contingent on willingness to be judged. At some point, many people lose that.
The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.
Trying to do too many internet things at once makes it hard to get anything done at all.
It's important not to think of the disease that way.
A Senate subcommittee told Dr. Mehmet Oz to quit making unfounded claims about "miracle" dietary supplements—because he is feeding a sordid, under-regulated industry and a misguided culture of shortcuts.
New cancer-prevention research says that consuming broccoli sprouts makes people excrete benzene in their urine, mitigating effects of breathing polluted air.
Counting calories is misguided. The focus belongs on food.
A dangerous misunderstanding of sexual assault
Obvious Child reminds us that the best humor is honest.
It doesn't have to be awkward. James Hamblin and Dr. Lauren Streicher, author of Love Sex Again, discuss how to bring up sexual issues with your doctor, partner, and friends.
Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice.
What to make of it all?