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?
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.
Over the next two decades, the number of Americans with oropharyngeal cancer is projected to roughly double. Most of the cases, doctors have realized in recent years, are caused by a preventable infection.
Bumping fists has a negative bro-stigma, but it's better than shaking hands—in that it transmits significantly fewer bacteria. At a time of global concern that our antibiotics are becoming obsolete, new research shows how fist bumping could save lives.
Only one in three American girls is vaccinated against HPV. That will mean thousands of gratuitous cancer deaths. Young people in the South are especially unlikely to get the vaccine, according to a new study. Why?
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has repeatedly demonstrated bigotry and incompetence. Outrage over a powerful white man using crack cocaine, though, says more about society's fixation with the drug than it says about him.