The world is a lot less polluted with lead than it was a half-century ago, thanks in part to geochemist Clair Patterson.
The history of autism, as you’ll learn from Steve Silberman’s excellent and important new book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, continues to shape present-day debates about the nature of autism and the lives...
he White House took a major step recently when President Obama called for an end to “conversion” or “reparative” therapies for LGBTQ youth.
With few women physicians in practice in the 1930s, 40s, and '50s, most filmgoers would never have met a woman doctor, making her a rare and exotic creature. So Hollywood made movies about them - for real!
"The Shame of Pennsylvania"–Pennhurst Asylum in Chester County–and the role that it SHOULD have played in revolutionizing care of the seriously mentally ill.
In the late 1920s, scientists hatched an outrageous plan to settle a question at the heart of American racial thought: were differences between racial...
Christina Baker Kline's "Orphan Train" is a work of fiction, but one that gets at the truth the stories of two young girls, more than a century apart.
The movement began more than two decades ago. "I think the pill is safer than aspirin and aspirin is available over the counter," the FDA's head of drug research said in 1992. The Pill still requires a prescription.
For all sorts of reasons, diabetes and the blues go hand and hand.
High heeled shoes, once worn exclusively by rich men and women (thus the term “well-heeled”) are now the topic of public health warnings.