One Irish maid lived as a man in 19th-century Melbourne for decades. The horrifying story of his discovery and “treatment” speaks to attitudes about transgender people that circulate to this day.
A panel of physicians wrote today in a major medical journal about which vitamin and mineral supplements are bad and which are null, and how we keep buying them.
The drug company has issued an ethical challenge.
A medical journal's scientific analysis of diet, sunlight exposure, and of the role of vitamin D in fantasy characters is excellent.
A "workday" is just not your thing.
Intimate videos of whispering and tapping fingernails cause pleasurable tingles, or ASMR, for some.
Every year cemeteries across the U.S. bury over 100,000 tons of steel and 1,500,000 tons of concrete from coffins and re-enforced vaults. Green burials are all about reconnecting death and nature, reducing exorbitant costs, and sparking an environmental paradigm shift.
Abnormalities on medical tests that weren't what doctors were looking for—and probably mean nothing—can cause a lot of anxiety, time, and money
Does expensive athletic wear actually incline us to work out? "Enclothed cognition" proposes that the clothes you wear directly affect how we think and what we do.
Hippocrates said that all disease begins in the gut. A gastroenterologist's predictions on how new treatments will begin there, too.
It seems the best way to reach smokers is to tell them they'll look ugly.
Despite increasingly elaborate technology, babies are falling too often.
Calories burned are the equivalent of 25 minutes of walking uphill, research says.
Today the U.S. Senate will hear a bill to change the way many laws regard people with a chronic, treatable illness. Do laws that categorically criminalize HIV exposure, however unlikely the risk of transmission, actually increase its spread?
This crowd-sourced project in Indiana is seeing an outpouring of support.
Extraneous tests and referrals increasingly set back the U.S. medical system, and our health. How to avoid unnecessary care.
Some studies mean so much more than others, and few mean anything without honest context.
Recreate real scientific scenarios. Stimulate two minds. The little ones are fascinating.
New neuroscience research says that Toxo—the cysts in our brains from cats—can improve our self-control. For the 30 percent of people who have this infection, it's about more than promiscuity, schizophrenia, and car crashes.