So-called "safe harbor" laws may help, but they overlook the vast number of teen runaways who use their bodies as their only form of currency.
For some, meditation has become more curse than cure. Willoughby Britton wants to know why.
Scientists have long tended to attribute a person's personality to how they were toilet trained—especially during times of political turmoil.
A Senate subcommittee told Dr. Mehmet Oz to quit making unfounded claims about "miracle" dietary supplements—because he is feeding a sordid, under-regulated industry and a misguided culture of shortcuts.
Sex Signals' improv show focusing on bystander intervention has seen success on college campuses—and is now being adopted by the military as well.
Illinois recently passed a law banning plastic microbeads, often found in soap, which can slip through treatment plants and end up in waterways.
Counting calories is misguided. The focus belongs on real food.
Tobacco companies want to provide smokers with the "reduced-risk" products they desire. But until there's been more time to do research, using e-cigarettes can't be considered a safe choice.
Brain scans do not speak for themselves. The seemingly objective science of neuroimaging can be used to justify a moral argument for or against legal marijuana—to show it as a legitimate medicine, or as a danger to your health.
One quarter of the global population is breathing unsafe air. Where is it worst?
Taking cues from family and media, young boys teach their peers how to perform masculinity, to their detriment.
It is a big leap from thinking that homosexuality is a deep part of one's sense of self to asserting that particular sexual formations and desires are biologically predetermined.
Early diets in the country weren't as plant-based as you might think.
Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it meaningful.
Many physicians feel they are losing control of their profession.
A small number of surgeons are performing clitoral reconstruction procedures in the United States for victims of female-genital mutilation, offering a chance at physical recovery.
An overpopulated planet is not necessarily doomed. What matters most is how those billions of people choose to live.
Inside a physician's 50-year-old journals, from a time when doctors made decisions for patients, not with them
How and why people turn to medical issues to elicit electronic laughs
Some countries mandate a legal right to leave for women during their periods. Is that reverse sexism or the right thing to do?