In an effort to protect children in the midst of addiction epidemics, some states are jailing women for using drugs during pregnancy. But is incarceration the best approach?
Restaurants might be contributing to our obesity epidemic. One solution? Create menus that draw attention to low-calorie fare.
Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.
When maimed soldiers returned from the Western Front, sculptors worked to allow them to "be able to appear in public unnoticed" by re-creating their countenances.
A new study finds that pills with a high level of estrogen increase breast-cancer risk significantly. But that still might not mean you should change your prescription.
Seasonal affective disorder can also strike in warm-weather months.
How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.
A new study pinpoints the facial features that contribute to others' snap judgments.
Serving size is destiny, a new study finds.
A trolley is careening toward an unsuspecting group of workers. You have the power to derail the trolley onto a track with just one worker. Do you do it? It might not matter.
I recently spoke Russian for multiple days for the first time in more than a decade. It did not go smoothly.
A new study suggests that schizophrenic people in more collectivist societies sometimes think their auditory hallucinations are helpful.
Halbig v. Burwell threatens to undo the Obamacare subsidies that millions of people in more than half the country rely on to buy insurance.
The dye gets lodged deep in the skin thanks to hungry anti-inflammatory cells called macrophages.
Polyamorous people still face plenty of stigmas, but some studies suggest they handle certain relationship challenges better than monogamous people do.
Even today, parents are selecting for the traits they want in their offspring. But how far should the genetic tailoring go?
Arianna Huffington explains how banishing glowy devices and going to bed earlier lead to healthier work practices.
Arthur Brooks thinks the world's poor were motivated to "throw off their chains of poverty" because they envied Americans.
As they polish their resumes and rack up extracurriculars, today's young people have forgotten how to love, some argue.
The stakes are different, but our struggles to define the role of religion in public life are similar.
A National Geographic photographer explains why many cultures view the body as a blank canvas.