Q&A: Why That Sippy Cup Won’t Dry in the Dishwasher
Plastic containers remain wet while glass tends to dry. The reason lies in two physical processes.
The New Old Age: Elder Abuse: Sometimes It’s Self-Inflicted
Researchers are struggling to understand what causes “self-neglect” — and how to fix it.
Readers React: What Is the Healthiest Way to Feed a Baby?
Readers debate a recent study showing that baby-led weaning may not reduce the likelihood of obesity for babies compared to traditional spoon feeding.
Consent in the Digital Age: Can Apps Solve a Very Human Problem?
Apps will let users set their sexual boundaries before intimacy, then solidify them in a legal agreement. But is this really the future of consent?
Ask Well: Am I Contagious?
Whether you are contagious may depend on how long you have been sick, and not necessarily on whether you are coughing and sneezing.
On Soccer: Seeking Solace, and Finding Strength, in Shared Soccer Memories
At West Bromwich Albion, a community health program brings together fans battling memory issues and helps them remember what they’ve seen, and who...
Trilobites: They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease
17 healthy volunteers were paid to help prove a method of testing vaccines for schistosomiasis, which can be lethal, but some researchers are...
Doctors: The Challenge of Doctor-Patient Relations in the Internet Age
More and more in my work as a university psychiatrist, I find students turning to the vast “expertise” of the web for advice.
C-Sections and Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Overweight Kids
Overweight mothers are more likely to have overweight babies, and the gut bacteria the babies inherit may in part be to blame.
Trilobites: You Get Thirsty and Drink. How Does Your Brain Signal You’ve Had Enough?
Researchers have identified a set of neurons in mice that may explain the swift sensation of satisfaction that comes after a drink of water.
‘Obesity Paradox’ Fails to Hold Up in Study
Obesity was associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and a two- to three-year shorter life span.
Arthur J. Moss, Who Pioneered Heart Treatments, Dies at 86
He successfully conducted research into fatal cardiac disorders, including a rare genetic malfunction called long QT syndrome.