Medical Examiner
Medical Examiner
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.
Nov. 20 2015 3:12 PMHow Television Misrepresents AbortionScandal’s season finale had a rare realistic depiction of abortion.
Nov. 13 2015 5:58 AMHope for Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe debate over this mysterious disease is suddenly shifting.
Nov. 5 2015 7:30 AMWhat Environmental Factors Cause Autism?Experts can rattle off autism-linked genes, but other risks are very hard to pin down.
Oct. 30 2015 3:44 PMHow Coffee Became a CarcinogenThe World Health Organization’s classification system is seriously flawed.
Oct. 27 2015 11:15 AMGun Myths Die HardResearch on gun violence has made progress in the past three years.
Oct. 23 2015 11:11 AMDo-It-Yourself Medical TechnologyThese gadgets are more powerful than ever, and they can be wonderful or terrible.
Oct. 15 2015 10:04 AMWhy the United States Is Plagued With PlagueThe history of a racist, bungled public health battle.
Oct. 8 2015 5:45 AMWhy It’s So Difficult to Diagnose Autism in GirlsClinicians need to look beyond tools developed for boys. 
Oct. 6 2015 8:00 AMAmerica’s Ebola PanicWhat were the worst predictions a year ago, and did they come true?
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.
Nov. 20 2015 8:53 AMScurvy Is a Serious Public Health ProblemEven for people who aren’t 18th-century pirates.
Nov. 12 2015 5:40 AMFacilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t DieThis discredited technique for communicating with profoundly disabled people is being pushed into public schools. 
Nov. 4 2015 3:40 PMSlate 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. 
Oct. 27 2015 4:02 PMHomeopathy Is a Bitter Sugar PillIt won’t cure what ails you, but it can get you drunk.
Oct. 26 2015 4:40 PMDoes Bacon Cause Cancer?You can’t always eat what you want.
Oct. 19 2015 10:16 AMGwyneth Paltrow’s Dangerous AdviceIf you have the flu, here’s what you should and should not do.
Oct. 13 2015 6:00 AMSick and Far From HomeMormons who fell dangerously ill on their missions say the church denied them access to medical care.
Oct. 7 2015 9:15 AMPreemies Should Not Be PropsThe ad linking smoking to premature birth is so wrong in so many ways.
Sept. 28 2015 9:33 AMPlease Just Shoot Me NowWhy don’t all insurance policies cover pharmacy flu vaccinations?