Why You Should Not Trust Fertility Apps—Yet
The fertility awareness methods they use are real science, but the apps haven’t shown they can deliver the same standard of care.
Everything We Know About Trauma Suggests Christine Blasey Ford Is Telling the TruthThe way we process traumatic memories is fundamentally different than how we process regular memories.
I’m So Sick of Opioid Disaster PornI know that the photo essays showing the stark hell of addiction are trying to help. But they miss a huge part of the story—recovery.
No Matter How Bad It Gets, Trump Will Never Give UpWe’ve been thinking about Trump as a world-class narcissist, but really, his psychological afflictions are slightly more specific, and this distinction can give us insight into the months ahead.
Palliative Care Is Still Medical TreatmentJohn McCain didn’t stop treatment; he changed his goal toward dying comfortably.
Why I Pull My Hair OutIt’s called trichotillomania, and it’s a disorder many have dealt with alone. That’s finally changing.
Why Do We Give Our Pets Death With Dignity but Not Ourselves?My years as an emergency veterinarian have shown me the relief that assisted death can bring. Why are our pets the main recipients?
What Caused Cuba’s Sonic Attacks?We still don’t know, but scientists are debating it within the pages of the JAMA.
Here’s Why It’s So Impossible to Get Reliable Diet Advice From the NewsWhat’s good for you seems to change every week. Maybe we should stop blaming the media and look at the studies underneath the stories, too.
Can ASMR Be Used to Treat Anxiety or Insomnia?Anyone who experiences the phenomenon knows how relaxing it can be. Now, researchers are starting to take the possibility of therapeutic uses seriously.
Injunction Stops the Nevada Prison Planning to Use Fentanyl in an ExecutionIt came from the pharmaceutical company behind one of the other drugs they’d planned to administer.
How to Hold On to HopeThis horrible week was particularly stressful for minorities. A therapist who works with patients experiencing profound injustice and pervasive trauma explains how to cope.
The Science Isn’t Settled on Chronic LymeA close look at the evidence suggests the controversial diagnosis should be taken more seriously, and that decades of sexism may be to blame for our collective dismissal.
Child Separation Is a Medical EmergencyWhen children’s senses of safety are shattered, they are less able to form strong relationships, make decisions, and control their impulses.
Is Fasting Good for Your Health?Every year during Ramadan, I wonder how my fasting affects my body. This year, I dug into the research.
Yes, Les Moonves Harassed His Doctor. For Women in Medicine, This Is an Outrage, but Not a Surprise.This bizarre inversion of power provides a critical lesson within #MeToo.
Vape-22E-cigarettes have a proven track record of harm reduction. The FDA’s restrictions on how they can be marketed make it easier for misinformation and panic to spread.
DNA Tests Quietly Reinforce Terrible and Scientifically Inaccurate Concepts of “Ethnicity”It’s fine to use them to understand your immediate family. But don’t expect them to provide anything definitive once you get a few generations out.
Improving Diversity in Med School Needs to Start Well Before MatriculationNYU’s decision to waive medical school tuition is well-intentioned, but the problem goes much deeper.
You Don’t Need to Worry About Roundup in Your Breakfast CerealNo one wants to eat Monsanto’s weed killer. But a new report dramatically exaggerates the danger of the trace amounts detected.
Sending Your Kid to College? Send Them With Fentanyl Testing Strips and Naloxone.Think of them as an essential harm-reduction tool, like condoms.
Touching Fentanyl Is Not Dangerous. Will This Video Finally Prove That?The rumors swirling that you can overdose just by touching the powder are untrue, and prevent people from getting the critical help they need.
Why Are We Still So Worried About Watching Porn?Decades of fearmongering almost got porn addiction added to the International Classification of Diseases. Thankfully, the World Health Organization got it right.
Cannabis Addiction Is Not Heroin Addiction. That Doesn’t Make It Any Less Real.A large minority of people have trouble with cannabis, and for those people, it’s important to find help.
WHO’s Language on Breastfeeding Really Is FlawedThat doesn’t mean Trump’s reasons for rejecting it were correct, but for women like me who suffered as a result of the uncompromising promotion of breastfeeding, the rejection was a relief.
Scientists Already Know What Happens When Children Are Separated From Their Parents and Raised by InstitutionsTake if from a researcher who studied Romanian orphans decades ago—it causes mental, emotional, and physical harm.
The Fractured State of American Health CareThe quality of your coverage increasing depends on whether you live in a red or blue state.
The Trap of Treatment DogmaResearchers recently announced that many women diagnosed with breast cancer might be able to skip chemo. A group of doctors argued the same, half a century ago—and were ridiculed.
FIFA’s Rule Changes Won’t Solve Soccer’s Concussion ProblemConcussions were a fixture in the tournament four years ago and likely will be again.