Forget Adderall. Forget Provigil. Eric Matzner says his nootropics will make your brain sharper in weeks.
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.
The mixed results of one home-visiting program reveal why it’s so hard to help poor moms.
In the age of the digital hermit, a psychologist explains what it means to avoid other people—and what to do about it.
American Apparel’s Halloween costumes aren’t costumes; they’re just regular clothes that American Apparel sells. This is not a “costume” of…
An investigation into a ubiquitous, questionable garment
States are increasingly passing measures that force doctors to give patients incomplete or wrong information. Here’s how that happens.
New research shows that grit can be costly and unnecessary.
Despite the startling rise of heroin and prescription-painkiller addiction in the U.S., most opioid-dependent people aren’t in treatment. Here’s why.
On Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison…
Kids who are adopted have richer, more involved parents. They also have more behavior and attention problems. Why?
It leaves people bed-bound and drives some to suicide, but there's little research money devoted to the disease. Now, change is coming, thanks to the patients themselves.
Why Illinois had different drinking ages for different genders
The award today went to scientists who created a pill that prevents a disfiguring and painful tropical illness.
To lose weight, just eat small amounts, says a comprehensive new review. And get rid of your flying-saucer dishware.
A new study finds that people today who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still fatter.
If you are just joining me here on the World Wide Web, you might have missed the emotions-and-interruptions-fest that was…
An engineer offers a way to convince your insurance company you’re exercising when you’re really just sitting around.
The U.S. is unique among Western countries in that it doesn’t regulate drug prices. One nurse tells the story of what it’s like to watch patients get sicker when they can’t afford a pricey treatment.
For a rich country, the U.S. has an unusually high child-poverty rate—and spends unusually little on children and families.