How Can We Stop Pedophiles?Stop treating them like monsters.
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.
A National DisorderWhat the Jesse Jackson, Jr., case suggests about mental illness in America.
Don’t Celebrate YetThe Supreme Court’s decision will make it much harder to extend health insurance to America’s poor.
Germ Porn, Hand-Washing, and the Hygiene HypothesisAn excerpt from A.J. Jacobs’ new book, Drop Dead Healthy.
Is It Time for T?An ad campaign encourages men to get tested for low testosterone.
Baby on BedWhat Mayim Bialik's new parenting book doesn't tell you about co-sleeping.
The Secret of American Health CareSurprise! It's already socialized.
The Very Real Paranoia Over Genetically Modified FoodsCan your body "absorb information" from lab-engineered fruits and vegetables?
Kiddie CholesterolA dangerous new plan to screen 11-year-olds for their risk of heart disease.
Stolen Notebooks and a Biochemist in ChainsHow did the study of chronic fatigue syndrome come to this?
The Cover-Up ArtistWhy is the CEO of Merck leading the sex-abuse investigation at Penn State?
A Womb Without a ViewMajor birth defects come as a surprise for most parents, but they don’t have to.
How To Buy a DaughterChoosing the sex of your baby has become a multimillion-dollar industry.
Quackery and Mumbo-Jumbo in the U.S. MilitaryCupping, moxibustion, and battlefield acupuncture are endangering troops.
Why Have Teen Pregnancy Rates Dropped?A new study shows how to reduce them even more.
One Molecule for Love, Morality, and Prosperity?Why the hype about oxytocin is dumb and dangerous.
Dr. Drew Cashes InIt's not just for TV quacks: Drug company money is also swirling around NIH, FDA, and possibly your own doctor.
Do Abortions Cause Breast Cancer?The shaky science behind Kansas’ House Abortion Act.
Are TV and Video Games Making Kids Fat?The effects of "screen time" on childhood obesity.
The End of IllnessA new book on proteomics, and how getting a dog can improve your health.
Superbugs!“Untreatable gonorrhea” joins the ranks of infectious bogeymen.
Check Your HeadDoes testing athletes for concussion with fancy software do any good?
The Truth About EpiduralsAre they really so bad?
Spank No MoreWhy are fewer parents hitting their kids?
Sexual HealingDoes making love make you well?
Lipitor RageIf statins carried a rare but serious side effect, would we ever find out?
Steve Jobs and MeA layman’s guide to islet-cell tumors in the pancreas.