A new study shows that conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon are linked to lower rates of some diseases.
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Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigned over inappropriate comments, but such blatant instances of bias are only the most publicized examples of a more pervasive problem.
A new review of the literature finds no evidence that “placentophagy” is good for mothers. It could even be harmful.
New research finds certain species of bacteria to be more prominent in the eyes of contact-wearers, offering a possible explanation for why they’re prone to some kinds of infections.
What’s behind the urge to keep feminine products hidden?
We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.
The police chief from Gloucester, Massachusetts, explains how his department is going beyond arrests to fight drug addiction.
What has it got in its academic journals, precious?
A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.
Just being educated about diseases isn't enough to make people healthier.
15 years after 'The Swiss Army Romance,' the band is frequently derided as embarrassing or melodramatic. But its ability to connect with a generation who weren't yet over experiencing emotion should be cherished.
A new CDC report shows adoption of IUDs and implants among adolescents is on the rise, but they still lag behind condoms and the Pill.
A tiny study on tiny particles
News reports are focusing on the Germanwings pilot's possible depression, following a familiar script in the wake of mass killings. But the evidence shows violence is extremely rare among the mentally ill.
Yes. No. Maybe.
An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.
The late author brought insight and compassion to his satire, and to his outlook on life and death.
Young people in the countryside have more guns, fewer doctors, and are more isolated than their urban counterparts—and a new study says they're killing themselves in greater numbers.
A new FDA report looks at where foodborne illnesses come from.