Lead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary Supplements
The lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.
How to Save People From SnakebitesThe desperate search for better antidotes that can work against many types of venom.
Another Misguided Panic About AutismTelling pregnant women to stop taking antidepressants is irresponsible.
Do Death With Dignity Laws Increase the General Suicide Rate?The new evidence against assisted suicide is simply not true.
Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t DieThis discredited technique for communicating with profoundly disabled people is being pushed into public schools.
Slate Voice: “Sick and Far From Home”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read about the Mormon missionaries who lacked adequate health care during their service abroad.
Sick and Far From HomeMormons who fell dangerously ill on their missions say the church denied them access to medical care.
Pope Francis Should End the Ban on CondomsHe could save lives when he visits some of the most HIV–infected areas of the world.
How Television Misrepresents AbortionScandal’s season finale had a rare realistic depiction of abortion.
What Environmental Factors Cause Autism?Experts can rattle off autism-linked genes, but other risks are very hard to pin down.
How Coffee Became a CarcinogenThe World Health Organization’s classification system is seriously flawed.
Do-It-Yourself Medical TechnologyThese gadgets are more powerful than ever, and they can be wonderful or terrible.
Why It’s So Difficult to Diagnose Autism in GirlsClinicians need to look beyond tools developed for boys.