Does Contraception Reduce Abortions?The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Do Chewing Sounds Make You Crazy?The condition has a name—misophonia—and a very small but contentious community of researchers.
Don’t Go in the WaterWhy a nasty parasite is thriving in chlorinated swimming pools and water parks.
The “How Does a Home-Birth Midwife Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Karen Jefferson about her workday.
The Doctor Won’t See You NowConcierge medicine serves the ridiculously rich at the expense of everyone else.
Vaccines Are Not to BlameA decade before the measles vaccine panic, parents feared this vaccine could harm their children.
Shame on People Who Fat-ShameObesity isn’t nearly as bad for your health as poverty is. Let’s extend the logic …
Life After AutismA small percentage of children diagnosed with autism lose the core symptoms and their diagnosis.
Want to Donate Your Body to Science? Call Me.I feel lucky to have worked for an ethical business in such a loosely regulated industry.
Africa’s Year Without PolioThe unglamorous but effective global search for every last trace of a terrible disease.
PubMed All Day, Captain Awkward All NightEvery website a Slate science writer visits more than 20 times a month.
What Ailments Were These Horrific Medical Treatments Supposed to Cure?The 17th century was a terrible time to suffer from apoplexy.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?