When dealing with opinionated family members, how much alcohol is too much? Has anyone’s stomach actually burst from eating too much? Why am I apparently unable to digest entire kernels of corn?
American schools have a long history of teaching students misinformation in health class.
Scientists are concerned that heat waves could be linked to more premature births and stillbirths.
The story of antioxidants and highly colored foods involves as much marketing as science.
An evening with the “authentic-relating” movement, playing games designed to build intimacy
Republican senators will scrap the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate as part of their proposal, jeopardizing delicate negotiations for the chance at a double legislative win.
In some cities, heroin addicts have access to treatment, but many are still using. Now, Seattle is poised to open a safe-injection facility for those who just can’t stop. So why can’t they?
A very short book excerpt
Wearable technologies that claim to translate ASL overlook the intricacies of the language, as well as the needs of signers.
Exposure to the toxin leads to higher risk of miscarriages, new research finds, in addition to other long-lasting effects.
Doctors took his stem cells, corrected a faulty mutation within them, and used them to replace 80 percent of his skin.
After 40 years, millions of procedures, and billions of dollars, doctors are questioning whether a common procedure is doing more harm than good. How much does heart disease depend on a patient’s state of mind?
A new drink mimics the effect of eating very few carbs—and promises the attendant performance boost—while you scarf all the donuts you want.
In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.
If it seems like the shootings are becoming more frequent, it might be because mass murder can catch on like an epidemic.
What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?
After 16 years, medical-cannabis patients in the state can finally buy pot from dispensaries. But there’s a lot of fine print.
Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end.
With the Trump administration refusing to promote open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, a cadre of former Obama officials steps in to fill the void—with an assist from the ex-president himself.
How does a country decide what risks are acceptable in everyday life?
Why coming back to a familiar environment triggers a sudden urge to go to the bathroom