The New England Journal of Medicine

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Don't Be Scared of Eggs!

    A few weeks ago, stories about a study published in Nature Medicine upset meat lovers. The study had connected the presence of TMAO -- sounds like internet slang, but it's a chemical produced by bacteria in the intestines -- with higher risks of heart disease. And the analysis found that after eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    FYI: Your Birth Control Might Not Work

    Here's some important info if you don't want a kid: neither the transdermal patch, vaginal ring, nor the pill are the best way to go about birth controllin'. According to a recently released New England Journal of Medicine study, intrauterine devices(IUDs), under-the-skin implants, and Depo-Provera ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pilates Ate a Breast Implant

    ​This is reason #137 that we don't quite trust Pilates. (Yes, we know, some swear by it, but when we work out, we want to do more than make those weird little flappy motions with our hands, and "make a corset with our ribs," not to mention, there's the distinct sense that we're doing it all wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Athletes Peddle New Double Triple Oreos; Bobo Shuttered Due to Mice and Flies

    ​BeyoncĂ© took a page out of Lady Gaga's book and sent pizza to her fans standing in line at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday. It probably wasn't from her beloved Lucali's. [NY Pizza] The salmonella outbreak of 2008-9 that killed nine, sickened hundreds, and was traced back to peanuts was deconst ... More >>

  • Books

    March 30, 2011

    Spring Arts Guide: 10 Semi-Erudite Choices for Spring Literature

    Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Study Revealing the Health Benefits of Staring at Boobs Is, Sadly, an Urban Legend

    ​For some reason this weird German study from 2009 is making the rounds, and it would be irresponsible not to bring it to your attention after reputable sources Roger Ebert and Slate both tweeted out its wisdom. Basically: Research says that staring at women's breasts is good for men's health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Heroin Successfully Used to Treat Heroin Addiction

    ​Well, it's about time. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine based on research conducted by (natch) Canadians suggests that the best way to treat heroin addicts is... prescriptions for heroin. Apparently a lot of heroin users don't like methadone or develop a resistance to it, and ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 25, 2008

    The Break-Up and The Happy Sad: Love Moat

    Minds are on hearts in two Flea Theater plays

  • People

    November 6, 2007

    Lou Dobbs Needs a Check-Up

    The pendejo and his refrain about hospitals

  • News

    August 28, 2007

    Clearing the Air

    Sorting solid claims about the 9/11 toxic cloud from the obscuring haze of uncertainty

  • Specials

    August 7, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 31, 2007

    Fat Chance

    Do your friends make you chubby? Or is it that McFlurry in your hand?

  • News

    June 12, 2007

    Shots in the Dark

    New worries about HPV vaccine for kids—other than foes' warnings of promiscuity

  • News

    May 29, 2007

    The Torture Doctors

    These physicians have a strange way of preserving the American way of life

  • NYC Life

    March 27, 2007

    TB or Not TB

    A nurse's cough turns into a public health crisis in the Bronx

  • News

    October 4, 2005

    The Broken Constitution

    More eyewitnesses to U.S. torture of detainees pierce the Bush administration's cover-up

  • News

    July 19, 2005

    Doctors Assisting Torture

    The medical art of breaking down prisoners in our war against international terrorism

  • News

    April 19, 2005
  • News

    April 19, 2005

    Help From Above

    America's Christian right is rewarded a hard-line pope for its crusades

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    The Courting of Bill

    Busting that GOP dream plot: shut out Hillary by appointing hubby to Supreme Court

  • News

    March 29, 2005
  • News

    December 28, 2004

    The Numbers Beyond the Bling

    In the streets of America, people are worse off, and more of them are in jail

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    It's Not Only About Terri Schiavo

    Barriers to Killing Come Down

  • News

    November 27, 2001

    Risky Chickens

    Bayer Refuses to Withdraw Animal Antibiotic That Causes Drug Resistance in Humans

  • Books

    April 10, 2001
  • News

    December 5, 2000

    Sarafem Nation

    Renamed Prozac Targets Huge Market: Premenstrual Women

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Physician, Reveal Thyself

    Top Medical Journal Admits to Lax Conflict Policy

  • News

    December 21, 1999

    Dialysis Deals

    Private Companies Lease Space in Public Hospitals

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    Profit Prophets

    Wonks Predict Stormy Health Care Ahead

  • News

    June 15, 1999
  • News

    December 29, 1998

    Who Decides?

    The struggle over last-chance medical treatments