8 things you need to know about obesity

Obesity explained: Why rich women stay skinny, BMI isn’t the best measure and soda taxes don’t work

When science isn’t science-based: In class with Dr. John Ioannidis

Lessons from one of the world’s most influential scientists
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The science behind Ford Nation

Julia Belluz asks the experts why Rob Ford has backers — no matter what

Google and the dot-health bubble

Doctors seek a solution to combat online pseudoscience
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What we can learn from Jenny McCarthy

Julia Belluz on anecdotes, context and the ’lowest form’ of evidence

Med schools are ignoring conflict-of-interest problems

Julia Belluz on a study with disturbing implications for patients
Edward Snowden

What science tells us about whistleblowers like Edward Snowden

Research shows whistleblowers can expect long-lasting health and career consequences for speaking up
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Michael Douglas, expert third-baseman, misses a public-health home run

Julia Belluz on the latest celebrity health headline
Breast implant

A medical scandal in the making

Julia Belluz on flawed regulations and medical devices

Angelina Jolie and the screening behind a life-changing decision

’Why would you have this testing if there’s no family history?’ genetic counsellor asks