Infertility hasn’t risen, but baby anxiety has
Face-lifts may make recipients look slightly younger, but not more attractive. That doesn’t mean people should stop getting them
Evidence that smoking in public places endangers the health of others is weak, even while the argument against smoking is strong
Why do mainstream mental health professionals give so little attention to the question of gender differences?
We all know medicine has become a frustrating profession. But surveys show that a younger generation of doctors are more resilient to burnout
Regardless of whether it’s now a disease, there are currently no medical cures for obesity that improve on willpower
The decision of the American Medical Association (AMA) to classify obesity as a disease is great news for the pharmaceutical industry, as it is likely to increase pressure on the Food and Drug Administration to approve more …
We cannot read minds (yet.) And we shouldn’t be making reverse inferences from pictures of brain activity
The manual still has merit—but the APA needs to do a better job explaining how DSM 5 captures key facts about human suffering.
From the rise in plastic surgery to advanced prosthetics, the line between the real and unreal has long since eroded
Lactation activists alienate new moms with their all-or-nothing approach, leaving most women to figure out a way to combine breast milk with formula on their own.
Emergency contraception is not “the abortion pill.” Like other forms of birth control, it prevents fertilization in the first place
The awful horror of Gosnell will disappear not as a result of legislation or trials, but easy access to pharmaceutical options for abortion