Medical Examiner
Medical Examiner
Nov. 20 2015 3:12 PMHow Television Misrepresents AbortionScandal’s season finale had a rare realistic depiction of abortion.
Nov. 13 2015 5:58 AMHope for Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe debate over this mysterious disease is suddenly shifting.
Nov. 5 2015 7:30 AMWhat Environmental Factors Cause Autism?Experts can rattle off autism-linked genes, but other risks are very hard to pin down.
Oct. 30 2015 3:44 PMHow Coffee Became a CarcinogenThe World Health Organization’s classification system is seriously flawed.
Oct. 27 2015 11:15 AMGun Myths Die HardResearch on gun violence has made progress in the past three years.
Oct. 23 2015 11:11 AMDo-It-Yourself Medical TechnologyThese gadgets are more powerful than ever, and they can be wonderful or terrible.
Oct. 15 2015 10:04 AMWhy the United States Is Plagued With PlagueThe history of a racist, bungled public health battle.
Oct. 8 2015 5:45 AMWhy It’s So Difficult to Diagnose Autism in GirlsClinicians need to look beyond tools developed for boys. 
Oct. 6 2015 8:00 AMAmerica’s Ebola PanicWhat were the worst predictions a year ago, and did they come true?
Sept. 24 2015 7:00 AMEbola Is Not Over When It’s OverSurvivors are suffering from serious complications, and they need help.
Sept. 21 2015 12:30 PMDo Not DelayBen Carson and Rand Paul should stop spreading dangerous myths about vaccines.
Sept. 14 2015 4:56 PMNow I Know What Your Blood Pressure Should BeThis study will change the way we practice medicine.
Sept. 9 2015 1:55 PMAbortion GuiltCatholic women who terminate a pregnancy deserve grace.
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PMDoes Contraception Reduce Abortions?The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Aug. 19 2015 11:44 AMDo Chewing Sounds Make You Crazy?The condition has a name—misophonia—and a very small but contentious community of researchers.
Nov. 20 2015 8:53 AMScurvy Is a Serious Public Health ProblemEven for people who aren’t 18th-century pirates.
Nov. 12 2015 5:40 AMFacilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t DieThis discredited technique for communicating with profoundly disabled people is being pushed into public schools. 
Nov. 4 2015 3:40 PMSlate Voice: “Sick and Far From Home”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read about the Mormon missionaries who lacked adequate health care during their service abroad. 
Oct. 27 2015 4:02 PMHomeopathy Is a Bitter Sugar PillIt won’t cure what ails you, but it can get you drunk.
Oct. 26 2015 4:40 PMDoes Bacon Cause Cancer?You can’t always eat what you want.
Oct. 19 2015 10:16 AMGwyneth Paltrow’s Dangerous AdviceIf you have the flu, here’s what you should and should not do.
Oct. 13 2015 6:00 AMSick and Far From HomeMormons who fell dangerously ill on their missions say the church denied them access to medical care.
Oct. 7 2015 9:15 AMPreemies Should Not Be PropsThe ad linking smoking to premature birth is so wrong in so many ways.
Sept. 28 2015 9:33 AMPlease Just Shoot Me NowWhy don’t all insurance policies cover pharmacy flu vaccinations?
Sept. 23 2015 4:31 PMCornering the Market on Essential DrugsGenerics companies were supposed to make drugs cheaper, but some have become the new villains of health care.
Sept. 16 2015 3:51 PMVaccines Are Not to BlameA decade before the measles vaccine panic, parents feared this vaccine could harm their children.
Sept. 11 2015 4:23 PMShame on People Who Fat-ShameObesity isn’t nearly as bad for your health as poverty is. Let’s extend the logic …
Sept. 9 2015 5:52 AMLife After AutismA small percentage of children diagnosed with autism lose the core symptoms and their diagnosis.
Aug. 20 2015 7:00 AMWant to Donate Your Body to Science? Call Me.I feel lucky to have worked for an ethical business in such a loosely regulated industry.
Aug. 13 2015 2:57 PMAfrica’s Year Without PolioThe unglamorous but effective global search for every last trace of a terrible disease.