How Not to Die


There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.


4/20 Is Linked to an Increase in Deadly Car Crashes

For drivers under 21, the weed holiday is as deadly as Super Bowl Sunday.


'Fast and the Furious' Movies Linked to People Driving Recklessly

According to an analysis of speeding tickets in Maryland.


Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.


How Doctors Keep Jehovah’s Witnesses Alive When They Refuse Blood Transfusions

“I was raised in a religion where blood transfusions were the worst possible thing you could ever do.”


The CDC Will Hold an Info Session on Nuclear War

This month's "grand rounds" topic for public health professionals is, uh, timely.


Making College Free Would Save Lives—and Money

Consider the evidence.


A Hurricane Harvey First Responder Got Flesh-Eating Bacteria from the Floodwaters

J.R. Atkins didn’t lose a limb (or his life) because he spotted it early.


You Won't Feel It When the Eclipse Burns Your Eyeballs

And no, sunglasses are not the right protection.


Exactly What Happens When Your Body Is Exposed to Radiation

During nuclear fallout, doses reach the equivalent of 3 million chest x-rays.


Here's What People Do When There's No 9-1-1

Roadside business owners and housewives may be the answer to some of Bangladesh’s most prevalent medical emergencies.


What's the Holdup on the Heroin Vaccine?

He was supposed to fly to see his parents for Christmas break. He never made it on the plane. By the time they found him in his dorm, he was gone.