Why Can’t Anyone Recognize Superman?The neurological explanation for why the Daily Planet staff falls for the lousy Clark Kent disguise.
Deaths With DignityRear Adm. Chester Nimitz Jr. and Joan Nimitz planned their suicides with military precision.
You Do Not Have Asperger’sWhat psychiatry’s new diagnostic manual means for people on the autism spectrum.
The DSM-5 Is Not CrazyPsychiatry’s new diagnoses of picking, bingeing, and tantrums sound silly, but they’re useful for me and my patients.
Does Your Insect Repellent Repel Insects?“EPA-approved” does not necessarily mean your bug juice works.
The Autistic BrainThe origins of the diagnosis of autism—and the parental guilt-tripping that went along with it.
Life in a Real Nuclear WastelandStrange illnesses in one of the most contaminated towns in the world challenge what we think we know about the dangers of radioactivity.
The WHO vs. the Tea DoctorFor once, an herbal remedy actually works. Why are malaria experts against it?
Is Living in a Nuclear Evacuation Zone Good for You?Fukushima’s legacy may be mental health problems, not cancer.
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.
So Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Called Us to Complain …He says scientists lie, journalists are scared of the CDC, and the government is poisoning children.
The Darkest Year of Medical SchoolStudents come in altruistic and empathetic. They leave jaded and bitter.
What’s the Matter With Portland?The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Dodgeball Should Not Be Part of Any Curriculum, EverMaking kids play team sports in PE is neither healthy nor educational.
“Run, Don't Walk.” “Don't Run, Walk."Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems.
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.