What’s in Your Genes?Some companies analyzing your DNA rely on junk science.
The World Can Eliminate MalariaBut it’s running out of time.
Moves Like PutinWhy do Russian leaders all have the same weird walk?
Anti-Abortion Terrorism Must Be StoppedAs a physician, I worry about patients.
Pope Francis Should End the Ban on CondomsHe could save lives when he visits some of the most HIV–infected areas of the world.
How Television Misrepresents AbortionScandal’s season finale had a rare realistic depiction of abortion.
Hope for Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe debate over this mysterious disease is suddenly shifting.
What Environmental Factors Cause Autism?Experts can rattle off autism-linked genes, but other risks are very hard to pin down.
How Coffee Became a CarcinogenThe World Health Organization’s classification system is seriously flawed.
Gun Myths Die HardResearch on gun violence has made progress in the past three years.
Do-It-Yourself Medical TechnologyThese gadgets are more powerful than ever, and they can be wonderful or terrible.
Why the United States Is Plagued With PlagueThe history of a racist, bungled public health battle.
Why It’s So Difficult to Diagnose Autism in GirlsClinicians need to look beyond tools developed for boys.
America’s Ebola PanicWhat were the worst predictions a year ago, and did they come true?
Ebola Is Not Over When It’s OverSurvivors are suffering from serious complications, and they need help.
How to Save People From SnakebitesThe desperate search for better antidotes that can work against many types of venom.
Another Misguided Panic About AutismTelling pregnant women to stop taking antidepressants is irresponsible.
What Will It Take to End the AIDS Epidemic?A Tijuana sex worker’s story.
Do Death With Dignity Laws Increase the General Suicide Rate?The new evidence against assisted suicide is simply not true.
Superbugs Are EverywhereHow to stop deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Scurvy Is a Serious Public Health ProblemEven for people who aren’t 18th-century pirates.
Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t DieThis discredited technique for communicating with profoundly disabled people is being pushed into public schools.
Slate Voice: “Sick and Far From Home”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read about the Mormon missionaries who lacked adequate health care during their service abroad.
Homeopathy Is a Bitter Sugar PillIt won’t cure what ails you, but it can get you drunk.
Does Bacon Cause Cancer?You can’t always eat what you want.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Dangerous AdviceIf you have the flu, here’s what you should and should not do.
Sick and Far From HomeMormons who fell dangerously ill on their missions say the church denied them access to medical care.
Preemies Should Not Be PropsThe ad linking smoking to premature birth is so wrong in so many ways.
Please Just Shoot Me NowWhy don’t all insurance policies cover pharmacy flu vaccinations?
Cornering the Market on Essential DrugsGenerics companies were supposed to make drugs cheaper, but some have become the new villains of health care.