Medicine

Right-Wing Xenophobes Are Spreading Lies About Migrant Diseases
Welcome to the latest chapter in America's long, ugly history of nativism
July 15, 2014

Welcome to the latest chapter in America's long, ugly history of nativism.

Watching Your World Cup Team Triples Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack
June 12, 2014

Watching a stressful game of soccer is almost as bad for your heart as experiencing an earthquake.

Why Do People Call Ms. Maya Angelou "Dr. Maya Angelou"?
Against title inflation in America
May 29, 2014

Because America is suffering from a case of title inflation.

Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
December 27, 2013

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

Suzanne Somers Is a Dangerous Medical Hack
The Obamacare critic's unscientific hormone claptrap
November 12, 2013

Long before she was wrong about Obamacare, she was pushing unscientific hormone claptrap

I've Got Whooping Cough. Thanks a Lot, Jenny McCarthy.
November 11, 2013

The anti-vaccination movement is coming to take your good health away.

The Quackish Cult of Alternative Medicine
Dr. Paul Offit's battle against charlatanism
October 19, 2013

Think the government should allow people to medicate themselves and their children however people want to? Think again.

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