It leaves people bed-bound and drives some to suicide, but there's little research money devoted to the disease. Now, change is coming, thanks to the patients themselves.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
In New York, a concierge IV service for those in need
When people are in need of medical care, recent research says they’re less likely to recognize physicians’ interiority.
A handful of companies in the U.S. are teaching themselves how to raise the insects for human consumption—and hoping that American diners will like the result.
Martin Shkreli is a symptom of a dangerous system.
The female community-health-volunteer program in Nepal has been highly effective at helping those who live far from clinics and hospitals—but could use some improvements.
There’s a popular misconception that autistic people are either anti-social tech geniuses or Rain Man-like savants. But research is increasingly showing that even “low-functioning” autistic people might be smarter than neurotypical people in certain ways.
And some unknown ones, too
The story of Daraprim’s huge price hike is part of a trend of exorbitant pharmaceutical pricing.
A new study looks at the unique collection of bacteria that hangs in the air around each of our bodies.
On social media, admitting effort is taboo.
As a new season starts, the National Football League tries to move forward from an ugly history of brain injuries.
By identifying the gene behind a mysterious debilitating condition, researchers can define a rare disease and transform a patient’s life.
A new CDC study further debunks the misconception that low-income Americans are the biggest consumers of quick-chain fare.
On Sunday evening a television show celebrated the creators of television shows, which are long internet videos. There were beautiful…
How a 1930s dentist's trip around the world spawned today's Paleo fad—and some dangerous ideas about health
A reexamination of old data for Paxil found that the antidepressant is more dangerous than the authors let on. How much harm has been done in the 14 years since it was published?
A father's photographs of the violent beauty in birth
Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s remarks on vaccines during the Republican debates show how hard it is to fight ideology with facts.
Some of today’s sewers were built before bathrooms as we know them existed. It’s time to upgrade.
These days I’m keeping an eye on Brazilian news because I’m looking ahead to my reporting trip to Brazil next…