Why Doctors Are Prescribing Gun Legislation
Gun legislation is once again becoming a public health concern, according to the AMA and other medical groups.
The Value of Using Harry Potter to Teach Politics
A political scientist argues that Harry Potter can be used to teach students about politics, institutional behavior, globalization, and identity.
Even Water? Why (And How) Muslims Fast During Ramadan
Ramadan is underway for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. This year, Ramadan takes place in the dead of summer, a particularly difficult time to fast.
The Lasting Fallout of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
A recent paper provides evidence that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study reduced the life expectancy of African-American men.
Be Honest, Can You Really Tell Left from Right?
Laterality, or left-right orientation, takes years to master. A surprising percentage of adults struggle telling left from right, including some surgeons.
The Internet’s Baby Pictures, 25 Years After the Birth of the Web
Tim Berners-Lee set up HTML (hypertext markup language) and HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) twenty-five years ago today.
Why the Pounds Won’t Stay Off
Weight loss is a biological problem, and it will require a biological solution.
Let’s Talk About Dying Well
Physicians and family members still have trouble talking candidly about dying and what it means to die well.
Dr. Nose: Disease-Detecting Animals
Belgian scientists are training rats to detect diseases. Other animals, including dogs, have a history of disease-detection.
How Effective Are Routine Depression Screenings?
Despite increasing calls for routine depression screenings for young adults and pregnant women, such screenings raise many questions about their accuracy.