Health

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

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Asbestos Is Still Killing People

A look into 20 years of industry cover-ups and misinformation

A campaign of scientific concealment, distortion, and public misinformation that dates back over 80 years hid—and hides—the dangers of asbestos.

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“We seeded the population with opiates,” says an addiction doctor who served as drug czar under Nixon and Ford.

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There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic

So stop applauding Michelle Obama for reducing it!

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade” said the front-page headline of yesterday’s New York Times, in what the paper described as a “stunning” drop. The story goes on to summarize the latest findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which is widely considered the gold standard in regard to national health statistics.

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ADHD Does Not Exist

An illness cannot be defined by it's symptoms, but for decades, that's what's happened.

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A few facts and figures about the mammogram industry's bottom line.

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The Next Penicillin May Come From Sloths

Scientists marvel at what grows on sloth hair

Scientists marvel at what grows on a sloth's outer coat.

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Medical Slang for Your Weird Diagnosis

What the hell is a "fascinoma"?

What the hell is a "fascinoma"?

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This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Veterinary biologists have discovered that a sexually-transmitted cancer found in dogs around the world first originated 11,000 years ago, making it potentially the oldest living mammalian creature.

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If You Can't Go to Cedars-Sinai Anymore, Is It Obamacare's Fault?

Consumer choices, cachet, and health care reform

The patients of Cedars-Sinai medical center confront Obamacare's new realities

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