Why Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options.
Unhelpful PunishmentThe stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help.
What “Addiction” Really MeansThe reporting on Prince’s death reveals how much we don’t understand about chronic pain management.
Thirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still DeadlyWe’re still trying to assess how many people may have been affected by the worst nuclear accident in history.
When People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices, They’re Really Hearing Their Own Subvocal SpeechUnlike most people, they just can’t tell it’s themselves.
Lead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary SupplementsThe lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.
Beware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
Rio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
Lightening Nurses’ Loads The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.
Hand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner? What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off.
Should Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
A Silent KillerThere is no easy way to diagnose sepsis. The good news is you probably don’t have it, but here’s how to ask your doctor if you’re worried.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Zika (but Were Afraid to Ask)Your pressing questions, answered.
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.
Do Death With Dignity Laws Increase the General Suicide Rate?The new evidence against assisted suicide is simply not true.