Medical Examiner
Medical Examiner
July 20 2016 8:31 PMThe 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.
July 8 2016 6:20 PMZika-Infected Person Dies in UtahThe individual was infected elsewhere, and Zika may not have been the cause of death.
July 7 2016 11:41 AMReining in OpioidsThe feds are finally making moves in the right direction. Here’s how they could pay for it.
June 24 2016 7:16 AMActually, 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.
June 20 2016 11:14 AMIt’s OK to Be Worried About ZikaYou feel that way because talking about pregnancy and public health is really hard.
June 15 2016 11:57 AMHow 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.
June 10 2016 3:56 PMWhat Caused Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s Disease?Boxing and pesticide exposure both elevate the risk of the disease, but we’ll likely never know whether one was to blame.
June 7 2016 9:58 AMOlympians Should Still Go to RioThe risk of Zika is not big enough to warrant skipping the games.
June 3 2016 4:21 PMThe Untold Story of America’s Opioid AddictionHow the medical establishment learned to love the dangerous drugs that killed Prince.
May 24 2016 9:15 AMBeware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
May 13 2016 12:07 PMRio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
May 10 2016 3:42 PMLightening Nurses’ Loads The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.
April 27 2016 10:25 AMHand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner? What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off. 
April 21 2016 9:30 AMShould Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
April 8 2016 2:04 PMA Silent KillerThere is no easy way to diagnose sepsis. The good news is you probably don’t have it, but here’s how to ask your doctor if you’re worried.
July 14 2016 3:52 PMTuning OutRepeated exposure to racial violence can trigger the same symptoms as PTSD. Give yourself a break.
July 8 2016 5:51 AMTurning Back the ClockThis rare disorder causes kids to revert to younger versions of themselves—and then stay that way forever. Why?
June 28 2016 2:05 PMCan 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.
June 23 2016 2:04 PMWhen the Medicine Doesn’t WorkOne doctor explains how big pharma may have taken a toll on her relationships with patients.
June 20 2016 9:00 AMHow Being Bullied Affects Your AdulthoodOne researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting new theory.
June 13 2016 9:15 AMProzac May Be the Only Drug That Effectively Treats Depression in KidsTherapy is still the best course of treatment for childhood depression.
June 9 2016 2:45 PMIf Prince Had LivedWhat are the best treatment options for those who struggle with chronic pain and opioid dependency?
June 6 2016 12:00 PMMuhammad Ali’s Peaceful Passing Is His Final VictoryFaced with a terminal illness, Ali died surrounded by family rather than doctors. 
May 24 2016 9:45 AMWhy Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk? The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options. 
May 16 2016 5:07 PMNo, You Don’t Need Special “Anti-Zika” CondomsAll condoms are anti-Zika.
May 13 2016 11:56 AMUnhelpful PunishmentThe stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help. 
May 3 2016 5:22 PMWhat “Addiction” Really MeansThe reporting on Prince’s death reveals how much we don’t understand about chronic pain management.
April 26 2016 11:48 AMThirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still DeadlyWe’re still trying to assess how many people may have been affected by the worst nuclear accident in history. 
April 20 2016 1:15 PMDon’t Panic Over a U.S. Zika OutbreakWe should still spend the $1.9 billion to fight it, though.
March 31 2016 12:10 PMTo Pee, or Not to PeeCan holding in your urine really give you blood clots? Only sometimes.