In peddling unhealthy meals, health centers fail both their patients and their employees.
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.
Flint is the latest outbreak in the country’s longest-running child-health epidemic.
Most people know how to help someone with a cut or a scrape. But what about a panic attack?
Earlier I asked if readers knew of any notable campaigns to raise awareness over the increased rate of suicide among…
Four readers recall their experiences facing an unwanted pregnancy at a very early age. Our first reader was younger and…
By mining electronic medical records, scientists show the lasting legacy of prehistoric sex on modern humans’ health.
A reader makes several great points along those lines: You asked about policy measures that could be…
A new report from the company finds that American daters are growing more traditional in some ways, and more open-minded in others.
What the disease spreading through the Americas has in common with yellow fever, dengue, and other flaviviruses
A small body of immune-system research suggests that Pavlovian conditioning may be an effective tool in helping patients fight disease.
A reader sends it: This is my graphical response to your readers who worry about the mice…
Fraternal twins, that is.
Steven Kelman recently wrote an essay for us about his experience with lymphoma. Here he describes the increased role his…
Why humans are quick to judge expressions—and often get them wrong
A photo series reveals what expectant mothers in various countries bring with them to the hospital.
New data shows a mysterious surge in the number of people killed in motor-vehicle accidents.
Astronauts get burns, cuts, and scrapes too.
A reader responds to our earlier note about the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome during early pregnancy: …
Overly persistent pursuit is a staple of movie love stories, but a new study shows that it could normalize some troubling behaviors.