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.
Is Anorexia a Cultural Disease?Condemning model-thin imagery is a diversion from understanding eating disorders.
Quackery and Mumbo-Jumbo in the U.S. MilitaryCupping, moxibustion, and battlefield acupuncture are endangering troops.
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.
Will Starving Yourself Help You Live Longer?A major new study says what you eat may matter more than how much you eat.
Most People Who Take Blood Pressure Medication Possibly Shouldn’tAn independent analysis finds no real benefit for people with mild hypertension.
Athletes, Stop Taking SupplementsThey’re expensive, they don’t improve performance, and they might make you test positive for dope.