Political Hack, Medical QuackGlenn Beck says he has adrenal fatigue. Endocrinologists beg to differ.
Why Does Your Body Do These Strange Things?Doctors explain Reddit’s list of bizarre and secret bodily behaviors.
“Did All the Girls PT?”Free pregnancy tests are a good way to fight fetal alcohol syndrome. Condoms are better.
Quacking All the Way to the BankNaturopaths are winning insurance coverage for medical nonsense.
If Your Veterinarian Offers Acupuncture, Find a Different VetSticking needles in your dog won’t make it feel better.
Jonas Salk: Good at Virology, Bad at EconomicsHe didn’t patent his vaccine, but that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t.
Feed the World
Why Does China Not Have Famines Anymore?Two competing explanations for the end of 2,000 years of starvation.
Fertility Clinic Data Means Bad MedicineSuccess rates are misleading and often dishonest.
Should It Really Take 14 Years to Become a Doctor?It’s time to experiment with medical school.
God Is Dead. Long Live Downward Dog.How Americans replaced therapeutic prayer with therapeutic yoga.
In Medicine We TrustShould we worry that so many of the doctors treating Ebola in Africa are missionaries?
Have a Great Day, Honey, and Don’t Get EbolaAre we doing enough to protect U.S. health care workers?
Mellow, Paranoid, Happy, or MeanWhy do people respond so differently to the same drugs?
Did Elliot Rodger’s Therapists Fail?What prevents law enforcement and mental health professionals from stopping a killer?
Are No-Kill Shelters Good for Cats and Dogs?The animal welfare world’s vicious fight about what it means to be humane.
Allergies Are the Real Midlife CrisisIs there a way to stop allergies from re-emerging during your 30s?
Are Hackathons the Future of Medical Innovation?A new way to think about progress in health care.
Mitochondrial Disease or Medical Child Abuse?Justina Pelletier’s case is a study in diagnostic challenges.
Let’s Get Quackery Out of Cancer CareReiki and reflexology have no place in hospitals.
Terrorists Have Not Claimed Responsibility for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Does That Mean It Wasn’t a Terrorist Attack?
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and Cosby Universities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
What Happened at Slate This Week? See if you can keep pace with the copy desk, Slate’s most comprehensive reading team.
Beyonce’s New Music Video Stars Her Backup Dancers, Some Bathroom Dancing, and a Selfie Stick
Bad as They Wanna Be Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?