A review of the available research finds that physical punishment is significantly linked to bad outcomes for kids.
A new study questions record-keeping practices and concludes that such mistakes could rank just behind heart disease and cancer in the number of fatalities they’re responsible for in America.
A new philosophy of a complicated relationship
A new study suggests teens who vow to be sexually abstinent until marriage—and then break that vow—are more likely to wind up pregnant than those who never took the pledge to begin with.
A decade after a judge ordered tobacco companies to acknowledge the dangers of low-tar cigarettes, they continue to dispute the scientific consensus.
Rampant drug use in Austin, Indiana—coupled with unemployment and poor living conditions—brought on a public-health crisis that some are calling a “syndemic.”
The virus has been detected in Aedes albopictus, which has a larger range than Aedes aegypti, but bites humans less.
The state’s low court filing fees make it hard for poorer citizens to fend off attacks on their assets.
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The book tour has prompted some poignant responses, including this one from a reader who contacted me via a Twitter…
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Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother’s immune response to her male fetus—which increases with each son she has.
Post-mortem sperm extraction gives widows the chance to have children with the recently departed.
There's more to health than the absence of disease.
It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?
As a growing population ages, could computerized assistants provide medical support and companionship?
A new study suggests yes, but it depends on the relationship.
An exploration of syndromes that are unique to particular cultures.
According to a new CDC study, suicide rates jumped sharply in the U.S., particularly among women and Native Americans.
And what we can learn from it today.
Researchers estimate 2.17 billion people live in areas where the mosquito-borne virus could thrive.