Body and Mind

Technology in medicine

Doctors are starting to treat their patients remotely. Durrie Bouscaren investigates. Read more...

rich king

Why the middle class will have eight fewer years of healthy life than the rich, and what that means for you. Read more...

A statue of a cowboy

Doctors who color outside the lines are responsible for a big chunk of US health care spending. Ariel Stern explains why. Read More...

Keyboard

It used to be really hard to hold onto what we’ve written or said. But now huge hard drives and the cloud can store all of the things we want (or don’t want) to remember. Read More...

Coffee art.

Drink four cups of java every day? There might be a genetic reason for that. Marilyn Cornelis dives into the science behind coffee consumption. Read More...

heart potato

New research into how our brains grew so large flies in the face of the trendy Paleo diet. We talk with evolutionary geneticist Mark Thomas about why our ancestors loaded up on carbs. Read More...

The vitamins of the alphabet.

Despite the claims of parents, teachers, and doctors, that morning multivitamin might not be doing much. “Vitamania” author Catherine Price tells us why we should be wary of all the health promises. Read More...

Old hands

The average American lifespan rose from about 50 years to nearly 80 during the 20th century. Can we live even longer? Harvard Medical School’s David Sinclair has done research that he says may one day allow many of us to live to 120. Read More...

An x-ray of a human head. Credit: Rudolf Vlcek / Flickr Creative Commons

Do we know our bodies’ true value? Northeastern's Kara Swanson says the massive gap between organ supply and demand makes it much higher than we might think. Read More...

Two people exercise on stationary bikes. Credit: Official U.S. Navy Page / Flickr Creative Commons

Fitness apps are all the rage. An explosion of new companies and products want to track your steps and count your calories with the aim of melting that excess blubber. There’s just one problem — most of these apps don’t work. In fact, there is good reason to believe they make us fatter. Read More...

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