Inside Obama's new initiative to personalize health care
Magnetic stimulation is helping some people with depression—but the $12,000 treatment is also being unleashed in untested ways.
Physical contact remains vital to health, even as we do less of it. The rules of engagement aren’t necessarily changing—they’re just starting to be heard.
The president underwent an extensive physical exam this week. His doctor’s rosy assessment is at odds with observable reality.
The president said he wants to eradicate the virus. That would mean a radical reversal of his policy and rhetoric.
A terrifying argument that cannabis causes homicides sparks a debate over whether the drug is more dangerous than its criminalization.
Experts note that although the Supreme Court justice is not in imminent danger, the presence of two separate malignancies in her lung raises the possibility of metastatic cancer elsewhere.
At an inaugural desert festival of yogis and spirit guides like Russell Brand, an exclusive industry grapples with consumerism, addiction, and the actual meaning of wellness.
A report that the Trump administration plans to define gender based on the appearance of infants runs counter to developmental biology and individual privacy.
It’s hard to steer clear of a scandal these days. Or is it?
The fall of a prominent behavioral scientist tells of a system where research is judged not on merit, but on the attention it gets.
The famous psychologist and his daughter swear by a regimen of eating only beef. Restriction can provide a sense of order in a world of chaos—but at what point does restriction become a disorder?
Some reassuring context for a study that warns there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption.”
A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier.
Canada’s marijuana legalization offers lessons for the rest of the world.
The EPA administrator’s apparent taste for fancy lotion will become more expensive if his agency continues to undermine efforts to address the planet's warming.
The new law has a catchy name, but it will only make it more difficult to know if medication is effective or safe.
A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.
A superlative evaluation of physical health becomes a failed test of character.
The CDC finally gets people interested in lettuce.