Oprah to Star in an HBO Movie About Henrietta Lacks, Black Farmer and Unsung Medical Hero 

Oprah Winfrey, queen of Earth, is starring in an HBO movie about Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells were controversially used to make major discoveries in medical research. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 New York Times bestseller—will play out from the perspective of…

Why Is Home Birth So Much More Dangerous in the United States Than in Canada and Europe? 

According to statistics drawn from Oregon—where home birth is popular and birth and death certificates include information about the location of birth and who attended—the infant mortality rate for home births attended by a midwife was seven times that of hospital births, making home birth in America much more…

Dr. Love, Teen Who Pretended to Be a Doctor, Says, 'I’ve Never Been a Traditional Guy'

Malachi Love-Robinson—the 18-year-old Florida man who’s currently facing charges of grand theft larceny, check forgery, and practicing medicine without a license after allegedly misleading patients into thinking he was a qualified medical doctor—is out on bail following his Tuesday arrest and already giving press…

We Don’t Talk About HIV Enough Anymore, and a Lot Has Changed

If you grew up in the 1990s, you practically absorbed a degree in AIDS studies just by existing—or at least that’s what it felt like. The years since then have brought better tests and treatments, and we now know more about the virus, but that information isn’t common knowledge. HIV and AIDS have fallen off our radar.