In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.
A battle over what "science" really means.
The Obamacare critic's unscientific hormone claptrap
Long before she was wrong about Obamacare, she was pushing unscientific hormone claptrap
The anti-vaccination movement is coming to take your good health away.
Dr. Paul Offit's battle against charlatanism
Think the government should allow people to medicate themselves and their children however people want to? Think again.
Last week, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof nominated Syria as the world capital of human suffering.
The Mayo Clinic is making Rochester, Minn., double in size—and billing residents for it
When the billionaire owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team decided last year he wanted a new, $1 billion stadium, he did what sports franchise owners often do: threaten to relocate to another state—at least implicitly—and thereby wrung nearly $500 million dollars from taxpayers.
By focusing too much on weight loss.
When did liberals become so uptight?
When I read last month that voters in Portland, Oregon, had defeated a bill that would have fluoridated their drinking water, I was reminded of my first experience with an anti-fluoridation wacko. Jeffrey lived three houses down from me when I was a child. He was in his forties, lived at home with his mother, and did not work. I suppose that today he would be diagnosed as a highly functioning autistic. He was bright but very awkward.