Deadly DisbeliefThe myth that HIV does not cause AIDS seems to have claimed another victim.
The End of IllnessA new book on proteomics, and how getting a dog can improve your health.
We Eat Crap. It Makes Us Sick.Our inability to talk about it is driving the hysteria around Europe's E. coli outbreak.
Field of GenesThe wrongheaded approach to science in a New York Times writer's new book about marriage.
Still in the Lyme LightPoliticians and Hollywood enter the debate over "chronic Lyme disease."
Does Your Water Need More Ions?The latest health fad is even more ridiculous than most health fads.
Finally, a Selfish Reason To Get Boys Vaccinated for HPVJust don't get distracted by all the oral sex talk.
Under PressureDon't listen to Tim Tebow: Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are mostly useless.
America's Clean TeamIf the Yankees' anti-microbial locker room is such a breakthrough, why aren't hospitals using it?
For Teeth and for CountryJohn Adams' misplaced celebration of America's dental achievements.
The GOP Base Loves Trump It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.
A Toxic Legacy Workers like Yvette Flores didn’t know their jobs in electronics manufacturing could harm their children. And the U.S. does tragically little to protect them.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
Don’t Go in the Water Why a nasty parasite is thriving in chlorinated swimming pools and water parks.