In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room.
The U.S. government released payment data for 880,000 physicians this week—to widespread misinterpretation. What the numbers can actually tell us.
Though it calls to mind medieval massacre, the deadly infectious disease known simply as plague is still around. New research on how the disease spreads helps us better understand the pandemic that killed up to 100 million people, and how to continue to keep it in check.
Ten kids, a baby, and a plywood shack in Brazil
With rates of the disorder yet again rising according to new CDC numbers, a look at how doctors are diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children, and what might be done better
With the healthcare law finally on track after a disastrous start, the secretary of Health and Human Services is leaving the administration.
What's really going on when we use "male" versions of terms for typically feminine things?
Mentions of drinking or alcohol brands in music are associated with binge drinking in adolescents who listen to (and enjoy) the songs.
The science of lucid dreaming—in which the sleeper is aware she is dreaming—and how it could affect waking life
Officials hope less time at the office will make workers healthier and more productive.
Conflicts of interest are present even when physicians believe that no impact exists.
Our brains associate eccentricity and creativity in musicians, painters, writers, and other artists—as long as weirdness doesn't feel like a gimmick.
A conversation with Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams
Men eat more than women on average, but food-related discriminatory pricing is thorny.
In dermatographia, a person's skin becomes flushed and swollen when touched. One woman is leading a community based on the beauty of it, turning inflammation into creative solidarity.
Doing aerobic exercise twice a week for 26 weeks significantly increased the volume of older women's hippocampi—the region of the brain associated with memory.
Under Obamacare, the U.S. healthcare system is starting to look more like Germany's. Here's what Germans do right—and how Americans could do even better.
My time acting the part of a patient to teach medical students, and then becoming a real patient myself, taught me the nature of learning empathy.
Though not definitive, new research points to short- and long-term real-world benefits of playing brain-training games.
Too many debates about important issues degenerate into manufactured and misplaced outrage—and it's chilling free speech.