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May 24 2016 9:45 AMWhy Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options. 
May 16 2016 5:07 PMNo, You Don’t Need Special “Anti-Zika” CondomsAll condoms are anti-Zika.
May 13 2016 11:56 AMUnhelpful PunishmentThe stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help. 
May 3 2016 5:22 PMWhat “Addiction” Really MeansThe reporting on Prince’s death reveals how much we don’t understand about chronic pain management.
April 26 2016 11:48 AMThirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still DeadlyWe’re still trying to assess how many people may have been affected by the worst nuclear accident in history. 
April 20 2016 1:15 PMDon’t Panic Over a U.S. Zika OutbreakWe should still spend the $1.9 billion to fight it, though.
March 31 2016 12:10 PMTo Pee, or Not to PeeCan holding in your urine really give you blood clots? Only sometimes.
March 2 2016 10:00 AMWhen People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices, They’re Really Hearing Their Own Subvocal SpeechUnlike most people, they just can’t tell it’s themselves.
Feb. 15 2016 7:05 PMIs B9 Benign?Some pregnant women may be taking too much folic acid.
Jan. 29 2016 8:26 AMLead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary SupplementsThe lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.
Jan. 20 2016 3:10 PMWhat’s in Your Genes?Some companies analyzing your DNA rely on junk science.
Jan. 5 2016 9:00 AMThe World Can Eliminate MalariaBut it’s running out of time.
Dec. 15 2015 12:16 PMMoves Like PutinWhy do Russian leaders all have the same weird walk?
Nov. 28 2015 11:47 AMAnti-Abortion Terrorism Must Be StoppedAs a physician, I worry about patients.
Nov. 25 2015 8:45 AMPope Francis Should End the Ban on CondomsHe could save lives when he visits some of the most HIV–infected areas of the world.
May 24 2016 9:15 AMBeware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
May 13 2016 12:07 PMRio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
May 10 2016 3:42 PMLightening Nurses’ Loads The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.
April 27 2016 10:25 AMHand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner? What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off. 
April 21 2016 9:30 AMShould Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
April 8 2016 2:04 PMA Silent KillerThere is no easy way to diagnose sepsis. The good news is you probably don’t have it, but here’s how to ask your doctor if you’re worried.
March 31 2016 10:56 AMEverything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Zika (but Were Afraid to Ask)Your pressing questions, answered.
Feb. 23 2016 6:00 AMI Might Have Said “No” to Rehab, TooAmy raises important questions about inpatient rehab centers.
Feb. 12 2016 11:52 AMWhy Do Doctors Still Use Pagers?How hospitals got stuck in the ’90s. 
Jan. 28 2016 2:15 PMZika Facts to Calm and Terrify YouThe mosquito-borne disease, explained.
Jan. 11 2016 9:05 AMHow to Save People From SnakebitesThe desperate search for better antidotes that can work against many types of venom.
Dec. 16 2015 2:33 PMAnother Misguided Panic About AutismTelling pregnant women to stop taking antidepressants is irresponsible.
Dec. 1 2015 5:30 AMWhat Will It Take to End the AIDS Epidemic?A Tijuana sex worker’s story.
Nov. 25 2015 10:39 AMDo Death With Dignity Laws Increase the General Suicide Rate?The new evidence against assisted suicide is simply not true.
Nov. 22 2015 9:04 PMSuperbugs Are EverywhereHow to stop deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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