Commuting Past Fast Food Restaurants Is Linked to Obesity, According to New Research
A new study suggests that passing the Golden Arches on your way to or from work can be destructive to your diet.
No, Having an Abortion Is Not Harmful to a Woman's Health
Women who sought but did not receive an abortion were in worse health five years later than peers who did get one, a new study finds.
Tumblr Helped Me Plan My Eating Disorder. Then It Helped Me Heal.
There are upsides and downsides to social media—and I'm proud to be part of a generation tackling these issues to create a healthier future.
Schools That Emphasize Diversity Produce Healthier Students
African Americans tend to have poorer health than whites. New research suggests a more welcoming atmosphere in school could make a difference early in life.
Amid a Resurgence of Hepatitis C in America, State Laws Prevent Citizens From Getting Clean Needles and Treatment
Hepatitis C kills more Americans every year than measles or AIDS. Many states' laws aren't helping to mitigate the disease, a new analysis finds.
The Abortion Clinic Dumpster Dive
Garbage has become an unlikely battleground in the abortion debate, as anti-abortion groups seek evidence of privacy violations in clinics’ trash. “Is it a little bit on the sketchy side?” one activist said of such tactics. “Yeah, maybe.”
Five Studies: Why IUDs Are Poised to Become the Future of Birth Control
They're the most effective method—perhaps because they're the most empowering.
Dinner Kits Offer Convenience, but Are They Good for the Planet?
A slew of new dinner kits promise gourmet meals with a fraction of the effort. But at what cost?
How It Feels to Read the Walkercare Plan as a Former Obamacare User
I realized many provisions in Obamacare are made to benefit me and those like me.
'Stay Far, Far Away' and Other Things Gleaned From Yelp Health Reviews
In a new partnership with Yelp, ProPublica has been given unprecedented access to the rating site’s 1.3 million reviews of health-care providers. One dental chain attracted 3,000 reviews, the vast majority bad.