How a pseudoscientific, religious organization birthed the most trusted method of addiction treatment
The people the law was designed to help are far more confused about it than those who are already insured, a new study finds.
Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it's a decisive yes.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon's new pledging policy may be good for PR, but it doesn't address the health risks of frats' binge-drinking culture
Giving physicians more say in how to incorporate technology into their work is good for patients, and the field.
The value of the free birth control, pap smears, and screenings women would get for free is more than the price of a mid-range plan, a new study finds.
Is it riskier to give children experimental treatments, or not to?
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
Research shows that even if the rewards aren't immediately apparent, contributing to the success of others pays off in the long run.
The intensely challenging job of law enforcement is linked to many health issues. I met a former officer who tried to protect my high school friend and learned the effect her death had on him.
Caffeine has become the performance-enhancing drug of choice in competitive sports. Using it in precise ways, and not excessively, seems most effective.
New studies question the importance of two behaviors mothers are often shamed for: drinking during pregnancy and not breastfeeding
Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers
Young women who placed importance on comments and likes, and regularly untagged photos of themselves, were at greater risk
Fifty percent of physicians look up conditions on the site, and some are editing articles themselves to improve the quality of available information.
South Koreans were enraged when their countrywoman lost to a Russian competitor at the Sochi Olympics. That reaction may or may not have been right, but it was perfectly healthy.
The justices banned execution of mentally disabled people in 2002. Now they are poised to tell death penalty states that they really meant it.
The beauty and pain of the spandex-covered lifestyle
A new report says there have been no significant changes in prevalence of obesity in the last decade.
Two billion people worldwide already eat 1,900 insect species. The United Nations hopes that one day Americans will, too. What would it take for that to happen?