Autism Linked to Common GenesEnvironmental causes and specific mutations aren’t as much to blame.
Why Does Your Body Do These Strange Things?Doctors explain Reddit’s list of bizarre and secret bodily behaviors.
The Persistent Danger of PoxesWhere else could smallpox be found?
“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?”A simple, routine question can improve health care.
Your Brain on PsilocybinHow magic mushrooms expand consciousness.
The Shortest Route to GodWhy religious pilgrimages are incredibly dangerous.
“Did All the Girls PT?”Free pregnancy tests are a good way to fight fetal alcohol syndrome. Condoms are better.
Mellow, Paranoid, Happy, or MeanWhy do people respond so differently to the same drugs?
Sex Is ComplicatedConservatives’ simple biological facts aren’t facts at all.
Amazon’s Illegal Drug DealingSteroids, muscle relaxants, and prescription antibiotics delivered right to your door.
Roll Over! Shake! Smell This Mole!Are dogs really a good way to screen for cancer?
The Residents Rise UpHow Congress and colluding hospitals take advantage of doctors in training.
Which City Has the Worst Allergies?Sorry, Washington, D.C., you are not the center of the pollen universe.
The Guinea Pig ClubThey were heroes of World War II and they revolutionized plastic surgery.
Canada’s Vicious HIV LawsHow the Supreme Court redefined safe sex.
What Scares Bug Experts?The horrible disease that experts feared would come to the United States has come to the United States.
Is Siberia a Safe Place for Smallpox?Sort of.
Sorry You Were Tricked Into a C-SectionWhat disapproving friends don’t understand about cesarean births.
Doctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
A Public Health Crisis at the BorderDetained children must be screened more rigorously for communicable disease.
It’s Nobody’s FaultVengefully gleeful stories about male infertility distract from the real problem.
Guns Kill ChildrenThe overwhelming evidence that pediatricians are right and the NRA is wrong.
LeBron James’ Trouble With Heat
What causes muscle cramps, and can you prevent them?
Quacking All the Way to the BankNaturopaths are winning insurance coverage for medical nonsense.
Did Elliot Rodger’s Therapists Fail?What prevents law enforcement and mental health professionals from stopping a killer?
This Article Is Fortified With AntioxidantsThe food industry’s devious, ingenious, magical misuse of science.
A Hospital’s Most Important Secret System
Should Doctors Take Care of Their Relatives?My father would never “do things like this to a loved one!”
Fear the CamelWhy a deadly new virus will be so hard to stop.
How Bad Is Marijuana for Your Health?What recent press coverage gets wrong.