Thursday, 31 January 2013
At your next doctor's appointment, amid questions about alcohol, smoking and medications, don't be surprised if you're asked, "How are things at home?"
What are the long-term effects of using nicotine gum? The science reporter Anahad O'Connor responds to a reader's question.
In January of 2011, at 25, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I went through four months of chemotherapy and eight weeks of radiation.
Oncologists are notoriously bad at predicting survival. We try to provide hope, but not false hope.
You might recognize prominent primatologist Frans de Waal from lectures he has given about his research on primate behavior, which have been popularized on YouTube.
In the last few years, the perception of a typical National Football League player has undergone a subtle shift: from lithe titans performing formidable feats on the field to men who may end their careers broken down, their brains addled by a mysterious concussion-related brain disease.
The federal background check system didn't stop a mentally ill man from buying a gun. He stands accused of using it to shoot his mother and then may have left parts of her in their freezer. Critics say the system must change.