Cancer Cluster or Chance?The link between environmental contaminants and cancer is surprisingly weak, if not imaginary.
We’re Kinky, Not CrazyIncluding “paraphilic disorders” in the DSM V is redundant, unscientific, and stigmatizing.
What’s the Matter With Vermont?Anti-vaccine activists derailed a bill that could have blunted the whooping cough epidemic.
The Pediatricians vs. the NRAHow the gun lobby is trying to gag doctors from talking about kids and guns.
The Enema of Your Enemy is Your FriendFecal transplants could be a cheap and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders.
It’s Time To Stop Obsessing About the Dangers of Genetic InformationPeople are smarter and more resilient than ethics debates give them credit for.
Being Transgender Is No Longer a DisorderThe American Psychiatric Association salutes the T in LGBT.
How Much Drinking Is Too Much Drinking?Smashed is the best movie yet about our relationship with alcohol.
Where Is the Worst Air in the World?Beijing gets a lot of attention for its pollution, but it’s nowhere near the top of the list.
Why Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?Some conditions are overdiagnosed, but some are underdiagnosed.
Can Leprosy Finally Be Eradicated?A new test and vaccine could stop a disease that has cursed humanity for millennia.
Don’t Take Medical Advice From the New York Times MagazineThe dangerous chemophobia behind its popular story about childhood arthritis.
Is the Neurodiversity Movement Misrepresenting Autism?The curious case histories of some of autism’s biggest celebrities.
The Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a SpirocheteA gruesome disease granted them uninhabited, cleared land and a sweet brook.
Massachusetts Vote May Change How the Nation DiesWhy it matters that Death With Dignity is poised to become the new norm.