Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.
A trial in New Jersey this week will determine whether telling gay people that they can become straight constitutes consumer fraud. The ruling might mean the end of so-called “conversion therapies” for good.
Researchers find that “nature”-type sounds help people in open-plan offices regain focus faster
A new study finds that people who tie the knot before they get a B.A., rather than the other way around, are much more likely to become obese. Why?
At last, a micro-cottage for people who don’t want to figure out electrical wiring and plumbing
Several states have recently enacted laws that require a delay between abortion counseling and the procedure itself. In some cases, this can drive up the cost by hundreds of dollars.
Even for people with generous insurance plans, a trip to an in-network doctor can result in thousands of dollars in unexpected charges. Can anything be done?
Several new companies say they can use data and genetic testing to help reduce the trial-and-error involved in finding the right treatment for depression, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions. But some experts are skeptical that their effectiveness is anything but luck.
A new CDC study documents the most distinctive causes of death across the country.
A new report highlights 100 restaurant salads that are supposedly worse than a Big Mac. But why do people order grease-laden items when they want health food?
Extreme perfectionism drives some people to mutilate themselves. Here’s what one person who recovered from trichotillomania says the disorder taught her about attention, stress, and ambition.
A new report says South Dakota regulates childbearing in all the wrong ways.
A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.
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?
An interview with Gates about why so many newborns die in developing countries, and what he thinks he can do about it
A cost-benefit analysis of manliness and microbiology
What people like Napoleon and Jimi Hendrix devoured before they died
A new report finds that today's twentysomethings have a lower birthrate than any previous generation.
With its switch to Splenda, Pepsi becomes the latest company to fold to public anxieties over specific ingredients. But when it comes to understanding what's best nutritionally, the customer isn't always right.
Why asking for advice makes people seem smart
An interactive look at which drugs people start using right after they first use marijuana—and what that really means