There's more to health than the absence of disease.
A review of the available research finds that physical punishment is significantly linked to bad outcomes for kids.
What’s behind Mars’ efforts to distinguish between “everyday” and “occasional” food?
That’s the conclusion that reader Thomas approaches in his comprehensive case for “decriminalizing or legalizing all drugs”: …
A nonprofit is experimenting with shared meals where participants are asked to grapple with their own mortality.
The ups and downs of preventive medicine
When it comes to the war on drugs, reader Michel contrasts the success in Portugal with the devastation in Mexico…
Newly intensifying anti-porn campaigns are mixing conservative and liberal principles, science, and ideology.
A new measure would legalize the procedure—but only for Canadians.
A new look at an old study raises some questions and reignites a debate about saturated fat.
Some therapists are using Songify, a music app, to have patients make recordings of their worried thoughts—and get rid of them.
Nora details today how public health officials “have joined the political fight over emergency funding for efforts to stop the…
An international team headlined by Richard Branson is trying to roll back the global war on drugs. And it’s getting started on the American front.
It’s a question that reader Carl is grappling with: I know it’s been a [week] since the…
The chemicals in most bug sprays—including DEET—are considered safe for pregnant women, as long as they're used as directed, in moderate concentrations.
A massive study of health and income found that smoking, obesity, and exercise are the most important determinants of longevity. Poor neighborhoods score worse in all of them. What’s going on?
Health officials warn that the mosquito-borne illness isn’t just a medical problem; it’s a socioeconomic one.
While the virus has finally been said to cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré, researchers are starting to discover its connections to other nerve disorders.
Or do they?
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military plied its servicemen with speed, steroids, and painkillers to help them handle extended combat.
Steve Mishkin's unexpected recovery is a case study in luck, split-second decisions, and the many, many things that need to go right for a trauma patient to get well.