The Quackish Cult of Alternative Medicine
October 19, 2013
Think the government should allow people to medicate themselves and their children however people want to? Think again.
Assad's Assault on Medical Providers
September 17, 2013
Last week, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof nominated Syria as the world capital of human suffering.
Held Hostage by a Hospital
July 24, 2013
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
By focusing too much on weight loss.
The New Puritans
July 15, 2013
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.
In an important step, the American Medical Association voted to condemn the FDA’s longstanding ban on gay men donating blood at its biannual conference Tuesday.
Did Ritalin Make Kids in Quebec Dumber?
June 14, 2013
ADHD meds like Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse have been called "smart pills" for their ability to bestow superhuman powers of concentration. In the U.S.
The Painful Politics of Painkillers
June 13, 2013
Opioids are deadlier than ever, but research into cannabis is still taboo.
Reforming health-care costs, it turns out, doesn't have much to do with reforming health-care spending.
The Sequester's Dumbest Cut
February 26, 2013
Of all the sequestration pink slips about to be handed down from Washington, the one for programs to vaccinate children seems particularly shortsighted.