What's the psychological appeal of looking at food that can't be tasted?
Why tonsil removal appears to decreases a person's risk of cancer
As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable
The FDA can now pinpoint exactly which ingredient makes people sick in outbreaks.
In medicine, law, and aviation—and other fields responsible for people's lives and livelihoods—strict regulations attempt to promote safety, but may discourage people from getting the help they need.
The emotional appeal of listening
A recent case in Belgium, in which a man took to social media to ask for a kidney, is raising questions about who can ethically donate.
I was technically a real physician the moment I walked through the hospital doors, but I quickly realized that medical school had left me woefully unprepared.
Obama's call to ban the practice reflects a tectonic shift within the community that once championed it.
Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.
Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.
Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.
Parents can use apps to digitally track their pregnancies and, once the child is born, naps, moods, and even diaper changes. Is there a tradeoff to all that data?
A new CDC report shows adoption of IUDs and implants among adolescents is on the rise, but they still lag behind condoms and the Pill.
In the late 19th century, Mary Putnam Jacobi proved women could be great scientists—after a Harvard professor's discriminatory book claimed otherwise.
How to break tendencies toward social comparison
Why people in several countries believe that the spots happen when pregnant women ignore their food cravings
An anthropologist discusses some common misconceptions about female genital cutting, including the idea that men force women to undergo the procedure.
A neuroscientist discusses a new White House report on ethical questions for the future of human brain research.
Can mental-health courts, in which people are sentenced to therapy, help?
In the province of North Karelia, an unorthodox doctor defied conventional public-health wisdom to successfully overhaul regional cuisine and improve heart health.