16 of My Favorite Health Stories of The Year

1) Warnings From a Flabby Mouse! The only difference between these 2 mice is that the top one was exposed at birth to just one part per billion of an endocrine-disrupting chemical. The brief exposure programmed the mouse to put on fat, and although there were no differences in caloric intake or expenditure, it continued to put on flab long after the chemical was gone. Important piece by Nicholas Kristof.

How to Sunbathe Safely

You have all heard — and probably warned your children — what will happen if they don’t use sunscreens. Not only will they get sunburned, their skin will get wrinkled and aged prematurely. But what if you were warned that the dangers of sunscreens to health, besides the environment, outweigh their proclaimed benefits? Your first… Read more »