New Video Investigates Flawed Science In 'Nanny Murder Trial' 

In 1997, 19-year-old nanny Louise Woodward was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen. The case became known as the “Nanny Murder Trial” and ended up introducing much of the U.S. to something called shaken baby syndrome, which is said to have caused Eappen’s death. »9/14/15 3:45pm9/14/15 3:45pm

Here's How That New Sex Pill for Women Actually Works

Yesterday, the FDA voted to approve flibanserin, a new drug to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or lack of desire for sex. The drug, marketed as Addyi, has been touted as “female Viagra,” in the sense that it helps bring sex back into these women’s lives. But flibanserin doesn’t actually work like… »6/29/15 6:44pm6/29/15 6:44pm

Scientists May Have Finally Discovered a Chlamydia Vaccine

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, infecting around 1.4 million people in the United States in 2012. The infection is gnarly: it can lead to ectopic pregnancies, pneumonia, and infertility in women, and can also cause blindness if you get the infection in your eyes (which you should… »6/23/15 9:30pm6/23/15 9:30pm

Different Options for Male Contraception Could Be On Their Way

Last time we heard about Vasalgel, the male contraceptive that is expected to be the first one of its kind to be approved by the FDA, there was hope that it could be available to the public as soon as 2017. It’s now expected to hit the US market at least a year later, but there could be even more options for male… »6/21/15 6:20pm6/21/15 6:20pm

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… »5/27/15 4:28pm5/27/15 4:28pm

Texas Bill Would Prevent Doctors from Asking About Guns in the Home

A bill recently introduced into the Texas State Legislature would make it illegal for doctors to ask their patients if they own guns. Doctors ask about guns to make sure that they're being stored safely and to gauge a patient's domestic violence risks. But the bill sponsor, State Representative Stuart Spitzer, seems… »3/25/15 6:40pm3/25/15 6:40pm

'Nothing Short of Attempted Murder': A Brief History of Anti-Vaxxers

There are virtually no photographs of twenty-first century American children covered with measles. The disease, as well as the sight of it, is something we have banished to the past: the stuff of medical archives and undeveloped foreign countries. Consequently, the photos and stock images that illustrate the news… »2/10/15 12:30pm2/10/15 12:30pm