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.
People are not more likely to kill themselves in the winter. The media’s insistence to the contrary is confusing and dangerous.
Could you raise four children in a homeless shelter without spanking?
Attacks on clinics are horrific—and utterly pointless. They don’t deter women from procuring abortions.
Is Blinkist, a nonfiction-book summary app, the best way to cram information into my brain?
If you have a laptop and an Internet connection, there is no reason to get on a plane this week.
It’s hard to tell which drugs are dangerous and which are revolutionary.
Why people tend to appreciate men’s humor so much more than women’s
Researchers fear DIY pregnancy terminations will become more widespread if clinics continue shutting down.
She’s waiting for the one, and the one will be a woman.
The FDA just announced that Americans should limit their added sugar intake to 12 teaspoons per day. That’s less than it probably seems. Here’s where all that sugar is hiding.
A new study finds that men who have more stereotypically masculine beliefs are more likely to think energy drinks give them special abilities.
How to harness the psychology of meaning in order to stay on track at work—or in Legos
More money will motivate you to do a good job, right? Actually, not quite.
Even as longevity increases across the rich world, uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying earlier. Two economists speculate on the reasons why.
A new study breaks down the foods most strongly associated with childhood weight gain.
A New York Times investigation sheds light on an opaque judicial process increasingly used in medical and nursing-home settings
The NIH plans to devote more resources to studying the disease.
Feeling overwhelmed affects everything from digestion to stroke risk.
A new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests doctors are being encouraged take the socioeconomic roots of health more seriously.
The WHO says red meat “probably” causes cancer. Here’s why you don’t have to give it up entirely.