The Vaccination Double Standard
Despite years of research, there’s no good way to convince anti-vaxxers of the truth. It’s time to make vaccination mandatory for all kids.
Can a Nurse Practitioner Replace a Physician?Data and personal experience suggests it’s possible. The current shortage of doctors attending veterans might make it necessary.
Tuning OutRepeated exposure to racial violence can trigger the same symptoms as PTSD. Give yourself a break.
Turning Back the ClockThis rare disorder causes kids to revert to younger versions of themselves—and then stay that way forever. Why?
Can 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.
When the Medicine Doesn’t WorkOne doctor explains how big pharma may have taken a toll on her relationships with patients.
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.
The 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.
Zika-Infected Person Dies in UtahThe individual was infected elsewhere, and Zika may not have been the cause of death.
Reining in OpioidsThe feds are finally making moves in the right direction. Here’s how they could pay for it.
Actually, 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.
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.