A review of the available research finds that physical punishment is significantly linked to bad outcomes for kids.
A new report estimates that by 2050, drug-resistant infections will kill one person every three seconds, unless the world’s governments take drastic steps now.
The drug may play a more important role than previously thought.
Jim Hamblin has a new piece up for Celiac-Disease Awareness Month. Money quote: [Avoiding gluten…
But we’re better off believing in it anyway.
Researchers must work their way backward to understand the mutations that made the disease a pandemic.
A federal judge’s ruling against the administration vindicated the GOP's try-anything strategy to derail the Affordable Care Act.
Food customization is more than a craze in America—it's a reflection of identity.
Half a billion dollars are being pledged to study the microbes in humans, crops, soils, oceans, and more.
The health implications of knowing your microbes could be enormous. But for now, personal microbe mapping is too preliminary to take seriously.
A reader responds to the heartbreaking story of Destiny, the 14-year-old reader whose mother died three years ago after a…
Creative therapies are teaching veterans with genital injuries alternative ways to be intimate.
Once a popular treatment for infection, the creepy-crawler is making a medical comeback.
The key to avoiding regaining the weight you lost, like the reality-show contestants did, might be in how the dieting is done.
A new meta-analysis seems to link infant swaddling with a higher risk of SIDS. But there’s more to the data than that.
The instrument may have outlived its use, but it hasn’t lost its power. An Object Lesson.
A new study of different countries' slumber habits hints at how culture shapes bedtimes.
The brain projects its own qualities onto the world around it—for better or worse.
The military health-care system serves 2 million children, but there are only a handful of full-time pediatric social workers across the Defense Department’s sprawling network of hospitals. In the civilian world, this kind of staffing is “unimaginable.”
It can be found in nightstand drawers or stashed away in purses. Each day, women across the world wrestle the…