Testing TraditionsThe World Health Organization has failed to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines. That’s bad for everyone.
Could a Breathable Mattress Help Your Baby Avoid SIDS?The mattress companies certainly want you to think so, but they’re relying on fear, not science.
Zika Is Spreading, but It Won’t Go FarPast experience with disease spread through the same mosquito has taught us exactly how to stop it.
Treating Pregnant Women With Zika in Real TimeDoctors and patients are learning at the same time. Here’s how one OB-GYN is navigating these complicated choices.
String of LiesOur confusion over dental floss is the result of years of biased research, thanks to the war between floss and mouthwash.
Stop Measuring Pregnancy in Months!One doctor’s plea against this inaccurate—and misleading—way of talking about human gestation.
Being Transgender Is Not a Mental DisorderThe World Health Organization might finally update its outdated and absurd categorization. It’s about time.
The Vaccination Double StandardDespite years of research, there’s no good way to convince anti-vaxxers of the truth. It’s time to make vaccination mandatory for all kids.
The RNC Ignores Actual Science, but Embraces PseudoscienceYoungevity, which has a speaker at the RNC Wednesday night, is run by a man who would make anti-vaxxers blush.
Zika-Infected Person Dies in UtahThe individual was infected elsewhere, and Zika may not have been the cause of death.
Reining in OpioidsThe feds are finally making moves in the right direction. Here’s how they could pay for it.
Actually, That Gross, New Stomach-Draining Device Might Be EffectiveSome are calling it “medical bulimia” but that betrays a misunderstanding of both the eating disorder and the obesity crisis.
It’s OK to Be Worried About ZikaYou feel that way because talking about pregnancy and public health is really hard.
How Autism Research and Mini-Brains Helped Prove Zika Causes MicrocephalyThe mini-brains one researcher had built turned out to be the perfect model for proving causation.
Zika Originated in Africa. Why Are We So Sure It’s Harmless There?Once again, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Searching for a Straight Shot to a Zika VaccineThe fastest way to get a vaccine is by injecting volunteers to better learn how the disease works.
Cupping: Mikey Likes It. Scientists Don’t.Can you trust Michael Phelps any more than Gwyneth Paltrow? Probably not.
Get Thee to a HospitalDon’t worry: Medical error is not actually the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Florida’s Zika Outbreak Was ExpectedAnd it is being quickly contained. This isn’t the case in Puerto Rico—why?
Have Humans Finally Reached Peak Height?People living in developed countries seem to be about as tall as they’re going to get.
Can a Nurse Practitioner Replace a Physician?Data and personal experience suggests it’s possible. The current shortage of doctors attending veterans might make it necessary.
Tuning OutRepeated exposure to racial violence can trigger the same symptoms as PTSD. Give yourself a break.
Turning Back the ClockThis rare disorder causes kids to revert to younger versions of themselves—and then stay that way forever. Why?
Can We Have Compassion for the Angry?If we recognize unregulated anger as the problem, we may be able to help people who are likely to become violent.
When the Medicine Doesn’t WorkOne doctor explains how big pharma may have taken a toll on her relationships with patients.
How Being Bullied Affects Your AdulthoodOne researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting new theory.
Prozac May Be the Only Drug That Effectively Treats Depression in KidsTherapy is still the best course of treatment for childhood depression.