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.
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.
The ngangkari, who treat spiritual ailments along with the mental and physical, believe that they can help their community in ways that Western medicine misses.
The shrimping industry is fraught with human-rights abuses. One startup thinks their plant-based seafood might be the answer.
The well-being gap is widening in most countries—but what does that mean?
The viruses have key similarities that may help scientists respond to a possible epidemic.
There’s early evidence that the mosquito-borne virus can harm and even kill fetuses in the third trimester.
“During sleep the mind can be a remarkable engine of problem solving and emotional processing.”
Urban environments are supposed to be healthier places to live—but according to new research, that advantage may be fading.
On the Greek island of Lesbos, psychologists have only a few days to help the waves of arriving refugees before they move on.
Here’s another powerful story for our ongoing series. This reader asked to remain anonymous “because most people who know me…
Developing countries are skipping over roads and going straight to drones for providing health care
Readers keep the debate going: Speaking for myself, the use of corporal punishment on a child should…
The comedian suffered from hyperparathyroidism, a rare and under-publicized condition that can sometimes be fatal.
The best stories from around the web in March.
So far the consensus in the inbox is a resounding “no” to that question, which was sparked by reader Carly…
A disease called primary progressive aphasia gradually robs people of their language skills while leaving their minds intact.
That’s what reader Carly believes, turning a previous reader’s argument against itself: “One example [of acceptable spanking…
Terms like “low-functioning” are short on nuance and long on stigma.
Olga has a really popular interview this week with Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, who advises parents…