Injunction Stops the Nevada Prison Planning to Use Fentanyl in an Execution
It came from the pharmaceutical company behind one of the other drugs they’d planned to administer.
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.
Do 45-Year-Olds Really Need Colon Cancer Screening?A new recommendation says yes. The evidence is more complicated.
Roseanne’s Ambien Story Almost Makes SenseNo, the drug doesn’t make you racist. But Ambien trips are really weird.
Lily Bailey’s Because We Are Bad Made Me Rethink OCDSeeing OCD through her more gendered lens made me reconsider my own experience of it.
How the C-Section Went From Last Resort to OverusedThe history of the surgery is rife with horror, but today, 1 in 3 American babies are delivered via the procedure, twice what the World Health Organization recommends.
Your Kids Don’t Need Training Wheels for PeanutsProducts that promise to safely introduce children to certain foods are a waste of money. Here’s what you really need to know about allergens.
Access to Maintenance Medications for Opioid Addiction Is Expanding. Prisons Need to Get on Board.Leaving a jail or prison is a particularly risky time for opioid users, due to lower tolerance and the increased prevalence of fentanyl.
Teens Who Vape Might Also Smoke Weed. Could That Be a Good Thing?If they’re going to smoke marijuana, at least vaping it is healthier.
Kanye West Suffers From TrumpismGrandiose narcissists have a penchant for fascism, and it has nothing to do with whether the rapper is “crazy.”
“Killer Nanny” Sought Psychological Help Just Days Before Murdering Two Children. What Went Wrong?Our mental health care system is so fragmented and difficult to navigate that even those who know they need help often don’t get it.
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.
Should Google and Facebook Censor the Pseudoscience Posted to Their Sites?When the quackery is of the order of AIDS denialism, the question feels obvious. The answer is complicated.
Suicide Hotlines Are Critical, but They Can’t Make Up for America’s Broken Mental Health Care System
Your Medical Chart Might be Biased. Here’s What Doctors Should Do About It.Racial disparities in health outcomes are complicated, but this is one place to start.
Jordan Peterson Seems Like a Terrible TherapistTherapists are supposed to empower their clients, not use them to support their own worldview.
The Problem With California’s Coffee-May-Cause-Cancer SignsTheir misrepresentation of what the science says, and how that science should be properly interpreted, will likely fuel more misunderstanding of risk, without clarifying much.
Do We Need a More Nuanced Description of Autism?Five years ago, the DSM-5 collapsed diagnoses like Asperger’s into a catchall of “autism spectrum disorder.” Did it help?
Medical Twitter’s #ShareAStoryInOneTweet Is Heartbreaking, Self-Aggrandizing, and Extremely ImportantDoctors need to remember the emotional heft of our everyday jobs.
How Did the Doctor’s Office Raid Harold Bornstein Described Not Violate HIPAA?The former Trump doctor’s story is wild. Which side broke the law?
The Presidential Physician Is on Call All the Time. Can He Ever Have a Drink?Of course doctors can’t practice drunk. But 24-hour care has a set of rules of its own.
People With Autism Aren’t Protected From Opioid Addiction. They Might Be at Higher Risk.We’ve gotten much better at integration since the start of the autism wave, but it comes with risks, too.