As their goosebumps have long suggested, women perform better on tests of cognitive function at toastier room temperatures.
Naturopaths have long been obsessed with a gene called MTHFR. Now vaccine skeptics are testing for it too.
In 1822, a surgeon encountered a patient with a bullet hole in his stomach—and spent more than a decade looking through it.
The brutality of fame can change the basic way people evaluate others.
Some American women see giving up their babies as more emotionally painful than terminating their pregnancies.
There is no single “cancer diet.”
Decades of early research on the genetics of depression were built on nonexistent foundations. How did that happen?
There’s a scientific reason hair can be so difficult to smooth.
A vote to decriminalize psilocybin in Denver is fueling a national discourse on the health benefits of psychedelics.
“Literally tens of thousands of people were employed to just spoon poison into the burrows.”
I decided to noise-cancel life.
A little-known deal protects drug companies in the U.S. from being sued—and feeds conspiracy theories in the process.
Americans eat a narrower variety of foods for breakfast than anyone else. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The canonical British dish has lost some of its bloodier associations through the centuries, but some things have stayed consistent.
New mothers reveal how unprepared they felt for the severity of postpartum physical changes.
The administration has turned public anger at the pharmaceutical industry into real action—but has also left many meaningful opportunities on the table.
One of the viruses used to treat her infections came from the side of a rotting South African eggplant.
A new short documentary seeks to understand the viewpoints of those who support and oppose more restrictive abortion legislation.
Silver-infused linens may kill microbes, but there’s no way to avoid doing your laundry.
By measuring the changing volume of patients’ brains, some physicians hope they can offer targeted treatments even without an official diagnosis.
They’re not the only ones at fault.