• By The Atlantic   -   Dec 14, 2017

    40 YEARS LATER, SOME SURVIVORS OF THE FIRST EBOLA OUTBREAK ARE STILL IMMUNE

    In August 1976, a 44-year-old headmaster named Mabalo Lokela arrived back in the town of Yambuku in the Democratic Republic of the...

    Brushes, Hospital, Brush
  • Turning Piglets Into Personalized Avatars for Sick Kids By The Atlantic   -   Dec 13, 2017

    TURNING PIGLETS INTO PERSONALIZED AVATARS FOR SICK KIDS

    When Charles Konsitzke and Dhanu Shanmuganayagam first met, they were both just trying to get some peace and quiet. It was early 2014,...

    Kids, Aging
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 11, 2017

    A VIRAL SHORT STORY FOR THE METOO MOMENT

    Recent months make it seem like humanity has lost the instruction manual for its “procreate” function and has had to relearn it all...

    Women, Men
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 11, 2017

    HOW SPANKING AFFECTS ADULT RELATIONSHIPS

    Spanking looks to be instantlyeffective. If a child is misbehaving-if he keeps swearing, or playing with matches-and then you spank...

    Wellness, Child, Power, Face
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 11, 2017

    STOPPING THE RISE OF SUPERBUGS BY MAKING THEM FIGHT FOR FOOD

    The history of antibiotics is a history of running in place. Two years after the first of these life-saving drugs-penicillin-was mass-produced,...

    Food, Drugs
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 9, 2017

    CHOKE-PROOF FOOD THAT TASTES LIKE THE REAL THING

    Here's a grim fact: According to the diaper maker Unicharm, in Japan, adult diapers now outsell baby diapers. That's because a quarter...

    Health, Baby, Aging, Care, Wellness, Food
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 8, 2017

    HOW MUCH WILL WE FIND OUT ABOUT TRUMP'S HEALTH?

    Americans desire two seemingly contradictory qualities in their presidents: They want them to be sharp enough to make the world's most...

    Overweight, Diet, Health, Fitness, Food
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 8, 2017

    IT'S SUDDENLY COLD OUT. AM I GOING TO GET SICK?

    A couple of weeks ago, the temperature in New York dropped something like 30 degrees in the span of a day. A month or so earlier, the...

    Wellness, Drop, Cold
  • For the First Time, Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Drops By The Atlantic   -   Dec 8, 2017

    FOR THE FIRST TIME, ANTIBIOTIC USE IN FARM ANIMALS DROPS

    For decades, farmers have relied on small but continuous doses of antibiotics-sometimes the same ones used to treat humans-to help...

    Food, Drugs, Drop
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 6, 2017

    COMMON MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

    As it turns out, some widely-held ideas about the human body are flat-out wrong. In fact, many scientific discoveries in the 19th century...

    Body
  • Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain-and Forgetting It By The Atlantic   -   Dec 6, 2017

    SURGICAL PATIENTS MAY BE FEELING PAIN-AND FORGETTING IT

    In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a...

    Womanity, Woman, Skin, Sets, Man, Injection, Eyes, Eye, Drugs, Compact, Compacts, Set, Hair, Aging, Hands, Injections, Hand, Knees
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 5, 2017

    CLIMATE CHANGE MIGHT LOWER SALARIES

    Even if countries take moderate action on climate change, by the end of this century , Phoenix is expected to have an extra month of...

    Stress, Health
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 4, 2017

    THE CONSUMERIST CHURCH OF FITNESS CLASSES

    You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather...

    Sweating, Fitness, Body, Contouring, Box, Face, Contour
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 3, 2017

    TRUMP'S FOOD CHOICES GROW MORE DISCONCERTING

    “Trump's appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald's, with a dinner order consisting of two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish,...

    AIDS, Diet, Wellness, Man, Food
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 2, 2017

    SHOULD WOMEN BE PAID FOR DONATING THEIR BREAST MILK?

    When Ariyah Georges was born 15 weeks early, she weighed only one pound, 12 ounces. Her mother, Jovan, knew how important breastfeeding...

    Stress, Hospital, Breast, Breasts, Women, Health
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 2, 2017

    WHAT TO DO WHEN A PATIENT HAS A 'DO NOT RESUSCITATE' TATTOO

    Earlier this May, Gregory Holt had just finished doing the morning rounds at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, when he got a call...

    Peeling, Man, Alcohol, Hospital, Drop, Face
  • By The Atlantic   -   Dec 1, 2017

    THE TAX BILL IS A HEALTH BILL

    For the first time in U.S. history, the leading association of psychiatrists has condemned a tax bill. They are not alone among doctors....

    Health, Care
  • By The Atlantic   -   Nov 30, 2017

    A VETERAN WONDERS: HOW WILL MY PTSD AFFECT MY KIDS?

    Bowen screamed, “You're dead.” The boys were in the backyard. I had consented to let them play with their Nerf guns. Bowen was chasing...

    Mom, Base, Arm, Bases, Kids
  • By The Atlantic   -   Nov 29, 2017

    NO FAMILY IS SAFE FROM THIS EPIDEMIC

    The last photograph of my son Jonathan was taken at the end of a new-student barbecue on the campus green at the University of Denver....

    Kids, Drop
  • By The Atlantic   -   Nov 29, 2017

    SOME E-CIGARETTE FLAVORS MAY BE MORE HARMFUL THAN OTHERS

    In the 1990s, several employees of a Missouri popcorn factory began reporting mysterious symptoms. They were always tired, wheezing,...