Health & Medicine


How to Prevent Cancer through Nutrition

Expert advice for daily life

by Jonathan Shaw

Diagnosis by Fiction

The “Healing Quartet,” by “Samuel Shem,” probes medicine—and life.

by Craig Lambert

Computational Control of a Living Brain?

How an AI agent learned to guide an animal to food—and what it might mean for Parkinson’s patients.

by Jonathan Shaw

The Male-Female Longevity Gap Widens

Men’s lower life expectancy fueled by COVID-19, overdoses

by Max J. Krupnick

You Are What (Your Microbes) Eat

Diet, cooking, and the human microbiome

by Veronique Greenwood

Vikram Patel

He wanted to be a chef, but instead became a leader in global health

by Jonathan Shaw

The Brain-Cancer Link

Growth-stimulating crosstalk between the brain and cancer tumors presents a new target for therapy.

by Daniel Oberhaus

Tackling the Dental Care Desert

Harvard alumnae establish a college of dental medicine in rural Missouri.

by Ryan Doan-Nguyen

Post-COVID Learning Losses

Children face potentially permanent setbacks

by Ryan Doan-Nguyen

Rising Risks with COVID Reinfection

Emerging evidence on severe complications

by Jonathan Shaw

COVID-19 Common Sense

Harvard experts on healthy holiday gatherings—and the risk of a “tripledemic”

by Jonathan Shaw