Maia Szalavitz

Research so far doesn't support a significant brain cancer risk from cell phones, but phones can affect attention and memory.
Sticking to the facts on non-stick pans. Minor scratches and everyday cooking does not release toxic fumes.
When it comes to antipressants, how worried should a pregnant woman be?
Weighing in on the controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners.
A steady morphine drip can mean fewer post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in children.
Do you check e-mail 100 times a day, only to answer two messages? Understanding why people really procrastinate is the key to purging that in-box and getting on with life.

Our brains are terrible at assessing modern risks. Here's how to think straight about dangers in your midst.

Chronic pain makes life hell for almost 30 million Americans. Cures are elusive, but in the meantime, emotions, expectations—and even sex—may help soothe the ache.

Do you check e-mail 100 times a day, only to answer two messages? Understanding why people really procrastinate is the key to purging that in-box and getting on with life.

Does soy promote cancer? Does it make men less manly? Weighing the merits of tofu

Is the pill safe for women over 40? Should women be concerned about using oral contraceptives as they age?