Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
Why people might be more likely to get a flu shot if it's free rather than $1 or $5
Twenty-five years ago, William Styron's autobiography drew attention to the reality of depression.
When sexual assault reports turn out to be inaccurate—even slightly so—nobody wins.
Some evidence shows that intense endurance workouts can put stress on the heart—but it's probably temporary.
How the color of passion, romance, and anger can influence behavior
A veteran medical journalist for The New York Times remembers covering the indifference, confusion, and fear of the epidemic's early years.
To combat an unexpected, mutated version of influenza, the CDC has warned Americans to supplement their shots with anti-viral medicine.
New CDC guidelines hint at the cultural tension surrounding male circumcision in America.
Adventures in the human imagination
You can't fake being calm and carrying on. Unless you can.
Representative Peter King thinks the man died at the hands of New York police because he was obese.
An electrically charged fabric makes for a quick-dissolving delivery vessel for drugs that kill HIV.
Rideable toys, like scooters and electric mini-cars, are the worst offenders.
After encouraging early results from a small study, clinical trials will begin in January.
What video-chat therapy sessions offer that in-person visits don't
After discovering an unexpected talent for running while imbibing, a Texas-based mother of six finds herself the top-seeded woman going into the inaugural Beer-Mile World Championships.
Women, college-educated people, and rich people, mostly. In other words, those who likely aren't the prime targets for obesity-reduction efforts in the first place.
How could 100 jars of human brains—taken from deceased patients of an Austin mental hospital—just disappear from their home at the University of Texas?
The FDA is considering revising its ban on donations from men who have sex with men—a policy intended to prevent HIV transmission that many say is not supported by science.