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.
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.
Care to buy “Ebola outbreak prevention” in the form of “5 Anti Microbial Essential Oils” that claim to be “capable of digesting or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms”?
Pioneering sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois worried—correctly—that science would be used—incorrectly— to demarcate a color line that he was fighting to erase.
Closure of the municipal hospital that had served the city's poor since 1732 impacted all of Philadelphia, and still does.