The cognitive test that Trump passed was neither thorough nor difficult.
Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.
The president’s physical and mental health both appeared excellent in a recent exam, despite reportedly poor lifestyle habits.
In a stressful, data-driven era, many young people find comfort and insight in the zodiac—even if they don’t exactly believe in it.
The problem with the soda is right there in the name: It’s neither healthy-seeming enough to thrive as a diet drink nor tasty enough to thrive as a cola.
A strong virus, a less-than-effective vaccine, and an IV bag shortage that goes back to Hurricane Maria.
Schulenburg, with fewer than 3,000 residents and a polka museum, seems an unlikely place for some of the state’s first legal sales of the drug.
Diets can be overwhelming, but one small change can do a lot.
The human immune system can hinder the gene-editing tool, though there could be ways around it
Consolidation in the health-care industry is threatening small and independent hospitals and the communities they're in.
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Jeff Sessions changed an Obama-era policy on cannabis, and it could affect medical use.
We’ve spent centuries trying to kill bacteria. Now, scientists have shown that subtler approaches can work—at least in mice.
It is best not to diagnose the president from afar, which is why the federal government needs a system to evaluate him up close.
The Atlantic’s science, technology, and health reporters learned a lot this year.
It’s not just a lack of grocery stores that’s making us fat. It’s an overabundance of fast food.
Lapses in food safety have made U.S. prisoners six times more likely to get a foodborne illness than the general population.
The difficult job of an insurance-enrollment counselor in a time of tight budgets and confusion
The number of Americans dying at work due to overdoses is increasing at a rapid clip.
Because of the opioid epidemic, Americans have been dying younger for two years in a row.
Two filmmakers follow a Texas abortion provider, some of her patients, and the staunch pro-life advocates who oppose her work.