The United States has long condemned opiates and stigmatized those who use them, even when the drugs were as legal—and popular—as Tylenol.
Inside the increasingly common practice—and business—of female masking
Slavery, the value of chastity, and laws that favored men all made it difficult for women to find justice during the chaos of war.
Acknowledging the diversity of experiences among sex workers is crucial to safety and respect.
After a week beset by ocular infection, NBC's multimillion-dollar sportscaster is slated to return on Monday. Costas' victory over conjunctivitis heralds a return of the spirit of sportsmanship and national pride typified by these Olympic games.
When young adult cancer patients beat the disease, fear of recurrence and even post-traumatic stress disorder can become their new normal.
Just enduring winter weather counts as exercise.
As we pass our prime, it is with a growing awareness that younger people coming after us haven’t yet reached their peak. Those who can’t bear the shift to a supporting role may become increasingly narcissistic in the unhealthy sense of the word.
New research reveals parents' impact on childhood weight, even in rich families.
Women are a fast-growing portion of the incarcerated population. In New York, a new yoga program focused on prenatal care is fostering courage, control, and mental health among inmates.
Seven facts from the Department of Agriculture this month confirm the importance of pizza in the minds and bodies of Americans.
Years ago, doctors went to extreme measures to save a woman with the lowest-ever body temperature on record.
Cigarettes are a good start, but things likely to destroy us are still on shelves.
What's behind our eat-hate relationship with chicken blobs? McDonald's lifted the nugget curtain this week, showing fans and detractors how the 1979 creation is made.
Turn-of-the-20th-century "physicians" offered clairvoyance alongside their medical care.
Most people are socialized not to sleep when their bodies naturally want to. A small town in Germany wants to change that.
A third of patients who go to the hospital for bipolar I disorder are on four (or more) psychiatric medications—despite a lack of evidence that's a good idea. This highlights the complexity of the disease and the need for more science.
The device that lives in millions of people's chests and keeps their hearts on beat has come a long, fascinating way since the 1930s. But when a pacemaker's battery dies, the whole apparatus wastefully has to be replaced.
A culture that tells people to "man up" when it comes to nudity invites strange problems.
As American alternative medicine grows in popularity, I decided to experience an even older style of nontraditional treatment.