Last week, after threatening to entirely defund the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, the Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to put forward a continuing resolution to keep normal government operations going that did not also delay Obamacare for a year -- which, in terms of logic an ... More >>
Forget self-deportation: It appears the feds have stumbled across a case of secret self-outsourcing at New York University. On Monday, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara and the FBI announced charges against three NYU researchers who had been funded by the National Ins ... More >>
David France's stirring history of ACT UP
As the debate over medical marijuana continues in New York and the rest of the U.S., there's bound to be a lot of conflicting information out there. Opponents of medical marijuana tend to argue that it is dangerous and has no therapeutic qualities. We're not medical experts, so we're not going to d ... More >>
An obesity campaign started by a hospital in Georgia called Strong4Life and featuring giant billboards with pictures of unsmiling overweight people has been deemed too harsh by several groups of activists, reported the BBC.
We've mentioned before that oral sex had become a leading cause of oral cancer among men. The evil virus known as HPV, or the human papillomavirus, which is the main cause of cervical cancer in women, is, according to the Daily News, now leading to "epidemic proportions" of oral cancer in the ... More >>
According to a new study, radiation from your cell phone does something to your brain. Or, more specifically, "cell-phone radiation waves increase activity in certain parts of the brain." But is this bad? Good? Can it lead to brain cancer? Should we talk less? No one is willing to go out on a ... More >>
"Snowflake" babies, embryo "adoption," and being pre-born again
The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill
Circumcision: Health-conscious procedure or unnecessary sexual amputation?
We haven't been able to keep out immigrants based on their HIV status. But should we worry about it?
In an unregulated industry, can sex toys be toxic?
Goldin is giving us the moment before she will turn to ash
President says wiretaps will continue, and so will his speeches and press conferences and photo ops and
President hauls self out of harm's way with speech after speech after speech
A conversation with Larry Kramer about the current state of gay activism
New ad campaign targets Bush record on birth control
Bad Science Slandered a Generation's Favorite Drug. Now a New Study Aims to Undo the Damage.
Howard Dean May Be Dying, but He Sure Packed a Sting
Some Scientists Refuse to Get Paid for Killer Ideas
On the Rights of Those Not Yet Designed
New Research Brings Ecstasy Back to the Couch
Dissident Scientists Question the Ban on Ecstasy
AIDS Activism Goes Global
Silicon Alley Duo Turn Scientists Into Fat Cats
The Times Road-Tests Its Privacy Standard
Eating Disorders and the Female Athlete
Quantum Iconoclast Randell Mills's Grand Visions of Microscopic Medicine
African Prostitutes May Play a Crucial Role in Developing an HIV Vaccine
Voicing Concerns About Wireless Phones
The State of Weight
Diagnosing Medical Fraud May Require a Second Opinion
Landow Lurks in Background
Black activists will confront killer diseases at upcoming AIDS forum in Harlem