It’s OK to Be Worried About ZikaYou feel that way because talking about pregnancy and public health is really hard.
How 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.
What 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.
The Untold Story of America’s Opioid AddictionHow the medical establishment learned to love the dangerous drugs that killed Prince.
Beware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
Rio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
Lightening Nurses’ Loads The best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients.
Hand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner? What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off.
Should Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
A 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.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex and Zika (but Were Afraid to Ask)Your pressing questions, answered.
How Being Bullied Affects Your AdulthoodOne researcher who has interviewed hundreds of adults who were bullied as teens posits an interesting new theory.
Prozac May Be the Only Drug That Effectively Treats Depression in KidsTherapy is still the best course of treatment for childhood depression.
If Prince Had LivedWhat are the best treatment options for those who struggle with chronic pain and opioid dependency?
Muhammad Ali’s Peaceful Passing Is His Final VictoryFaced with a terminal illness, Ali died surrounded by family rather than doctors.
Why 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.
Unhelpful PunishmentThe stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help.
What “Addiction” Really MeansThe reporting on Prince’s death reveals how much we don’t understand about chronic pain management.
Thirty 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.
When People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices, They’re Really Hearing Their Own Subvocal SpeechUnlike most people, they just can’t tell it’s themselves.
Lead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary SupplementsThe lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.