Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on… » 4/20/15 10:00am 4/20/15 10:00am

Parents Would Rather Give Their Babies Diseases Than Shots

"Shot-limiting," a new vaccination "strategy" (which looks suspiciously like a not-getting-vaccinations strategy), is gaining popularity in Oregon and worrying doctors, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The idea is that parents limit the number of shots their children receive in a single doctor visit, in… » 6/18/12 5:20pm 6/18/12 5:20pm

Most Girls Aren't Finishing the Required Series of HPV Vaccines

The HPV vaccine is extremely effective at preventing the women from developing cervical cancer, but it requires a series of three shots, ideally all given within a six-month window. Unfortunately, according to new research very few of the young women who receive the initial vaccine are following through and completing… » 5/08/12 10:00am 5/08/12 10:00am

Photoshopped: Why Women Hate Pictures Of Themselves

Women hate » 7/28/08 2:30pm 7/28/08 2:30pm getting our pictures taken. Or, rather, as Leah Hardy muses in her first-person essay in the of London, we hate the way we look once they're taken; over two thirds of women surveyed by Hewlett Packard revealed that they are "deeply embarrassed" by the way they look in pictures. We hate it so much that an…