Listening to stories of grisly murders allows some people to exorcise their fears, and the community built around the show encourages listeners to take care of themselves.
A new approach to treating eczema harnesses the defensive bacteria that already live on us.
How differences fundamentally shape even our smallest rituals
Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.
How a low dose of electrical current is helping some patients overcome tiredness and cognition problems
Yet another failed drug trial has prompted soul-searching about the “amyloid hypothesis.”
Cheap, easy-made prosthetics could address a major need in developing nations.
The journalist’s comments suggest gay men enjoy sex with children—an idea that has been widely debunked.
How I became convinced my hair wasn’t curly, it was defective
Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules.
Why it may never be possible to recommend that everyone take a supplement—as much as people want to believe
Using a remedial lotion—that may not even work—only worsened my body image.
Some people are taking steps now to prepare for a life without death.
Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.
Many women’s magazines promise to show readers how to fake eight hours of sleep with the help of the neutral paste, and an arsenal of highlighters, lash curlers, and other tools.
The Listeria contamination tied to an Indiana cheese factory reveals some of the complexities of the U.S. supply-chain.
Can a new clinical approach end a pattern of failure and frustration?
Hypervigilance and an inability to relax without guilt may lead some people to blunt their emotions through work.
There are a slew of products aimed at black men with this problem, but I found relief in early-20th-century razor technology. Now, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur has built a company around the old-fashioned solution.
With progress stalled, hard-liners have a message for wavering Republicans in Congress: Buck up and get on with it.
New evidence says leaving bullets inside of gunshot victims could cause mental deterioration.