Exploring the concept of healthiness in an increasingly technological world
New research challenges the extent to which hormones govern perceptions, emotions, and behaviors during the menstrual cycle.
Instead of bedroom surgeons risking sepsis, medical researchers are using augmentation to make hospital wards more, not less, human.
Could the sexual history information collected by period trackers be used by governments, corporations, or legal professionals to control or persecute women?
A better statistic would balance both death and disability, weighting factors like duration of illness, severity of disability, distribution across a population and impact on normal life. The result was the beautiful, elegant DALY.
You might not worry about your genetic information being exposed. But are you willing to make that choice for your descendants?
What a year of death looks like around the world.
An epidemiologist in Nairobi on the next Zika virus.
What will quantifying newborns mean for us all down the line?
Psychedelics show clinical promise as a lasting treatment for major mood disorders–now the struggle is getting through regulatory red tape
The facts and mysteries behind the health fad.
Our quest for thinness is actually making us far less healthy–even killing us–and not for the reasons you’d think.
By listening to drug users, we can overcome punitive moralism and reform drug policy to stop overdose
The biggest killer in the world today is air pollution–yet we have all the technology we need to fix it.
In developing nations like Kenya, where mental health care is practically nonexistent, internet-based organizations save lives.
But dig into the numbers and the picture becomes more complicated–and potentially troubling.
I have a friend, Adam, who’s convinced he’ll live forever. To the casual observer this might seem unlikely. Adam smokes and drinks and drives a bit too fast. He’s also aging, his biological clock ticking toward a date with the Grim Reaper. It’s a date he doesn’t plan to keep. In the future, Adam says, […]
A crash source in the future of human health.
We’re talking about menstruation and we’re doing it loudly.
Instead of getting inappropriate secondhand prosthetics from the West, this charity is making their own bespoke ones in Laos.
What progress have we made?
How to create a superhuman.
Resistance to vaccination has existed ever since vaccination was first discovered.
If your manager won’t provide sanitary products, it’s time to take matters into your own hands.
Making maps is crucial to halting the spread of the deadly disease.
The techniques used today to fight Ebola are the same used in 1858 to stop a London cholera outbreak.
Changes in land use can cause unpredictable changes to how disease spread–until now.
Solving the problem of the surfing foot.
Around 180 million people around the world are blind or have vision impairments–making portable, cheap eye exams incredibly important.
It’s no WebMD–it’s better.
A hackathon for parents who want to push for wider change in maternal and family healthcare.
Cell phones are the most effective way of spreading awareness information in affected regions.