Victims of childhood sexual abuse are far more likely to become obese adults. New research shows that early trauma is so damaging that it can disrupt a person’s entire psychology and metabolism.
One reason why lawmakers are concerned about expensive prescription drugs—the kind that cost hundreds or even thousands per pill—is that…
A Congressional hearing with Martin Shkreli reveals the brokenness of the prescription-drug market.
Let’s talk about the CDC’s bonkers new alcohol guidelines for women.
The delightful little bubbles in La Croix and Perrier are kind of bad for your teeth.
A new report offers one explanation as to why the mortality rate for uneducated white Americans has risen—even as people elsewhere are living longer and healthier.
A new book documents how the demand for the iconic pants among Mexican dealers kept them selling drugs.
Business students are not agreeable, art students are neurotic, and other findings from a recent meta-analysis.
The powerful, irrational psychological quirk that makes people fear foreigners whenever health is at stake
Probably not. But here are some techniques grifters use, courtesy of Maria Konnikova and her new book about con artists.
Seeing an increased interest in non-monogamous arrangements, the company will allow couples to link their profiles and search for additional mates.
The country attempts a revolutionary nutrition strategy based around a few simple rules: Eat food. Mostly plants that are native to your country. And absolutely nothing 'ultra-processed.'
According to Google Trends, people have gradually become less interested in low-fat diets and more into low-sugar diets: …
The uniquely American nature of financial strain
A female reader in Washington responds to my article on The Plight of the Funny Female. I…
What facial hair says about personality and perception
My bag, checked. My privilege, not so much.
Staff picks of our favorite science, technology, and health stories from 2015
Activists say an abortion bill will make life even more difficult for Brazil’s women. But feminists are fighting back.
For the first time, more high-school seniors smoke marijuana daily than cigarettes.
The country aggressively promotes nursing—in public and at home.