DNA tests can have a placebo effect.
Can the agency simultaneously push e-cigarettes away from eager teens and toward longtime smokers who might benefit from them?
Kevin Simmers locked up hundreds of drug users—including his own daughter—while the opioid epidemic raged. Now he wants 24-hour treatment on demand.
How the GOP repeal effort did—and did not—come back to bite those who championed it
The former attorney general was a major political roadblock to further cannabis legalization.
Races like Dennis Hof’s show that political parties often have plenty to gain and little to lose from backing deceased candidates.
People continue to fall back on harmful assumptions about the link between body shape and personality.
Researchers and doctors agree that the punishment is ineffective and likely damaging. A majority of parents still do it anyway.
A trait that’s often seen as good can actually be destructive. Here’s how to combat it.
There’s little science behind Instagram’s new favorite miracle cure: celery juice.
Commuting and office life can make you sick, but so can doing anything with other people.
Immigrants’ gut bacteria “westernize” soon after they move to the U.S., which might influence obesity in immigrants and Americans alike.
Silicon Valley is creating a bevy of new products and services that could change how people talk—and think—about their body.
One sufferer seeks relief for her bleeding feet.
People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?
A trans man offers a unique perspective on the internalization of masculinity.
A common virus seems to be behind a puzzling condition that’s paralyzing children, but uncertainties remain.
Heat maps, blood tests, and cameras could be the key to turning high mortality rates around.
The president signed what he called a “landmark” bill to fight opioid addiction, but drug-policy experts and Democrats say it’s at best a step in the right direction.
Drug-overdose deaths have been down for six months, but it’s too early to know whether the good news will continue.
Discrimination against trans people is rife in the medical field, and it could get even worse if sex is defined as unchangeable.