Olga Khazan

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Being Poor Makes You Sick

Some patients are being "prescribed" bicycles and groceries as doctors attempt to treat the lifestyle consequences of poverty.

Reuters

Americans Are Going to Juarez for Cheap Dental Care

Jessica Nitardy, a Mexican dentist, says the majority of her clients are Americans who can't afford treatment in the U.S.

Reuters

A 2016 Olympic Aquatic Event Site Has 195 Times the Safe Amount of Sewage in the Water

Athletes and civilians alike are worried about contracting diseases in Brazil's feces-laden bay.

Reuters

Brazil's Government Gives Money to Women Because 'They're More Reliable'

How a welfare program designed to slash poverty ended up improving women's rights.

The Most and Least Healthy Counties in the U.S.

How college education, housing, and transit affect the health status of Americans.

Kevin Johnson

Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

Olga Khazan

What Brings Americans to the ER?

Each region of the U.S. has the same four most common complaints, just in a different order.

Reuters

The Complicated Relationship Between Cities and Suicide

Living in an urban area might mitigate the effects of loneliness, a new analysis suggests.

What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?

How California and Virginia can be as different as Liechtenstein and Brunei

Flickr

Should Food Stamps Buy Soda?

The problem with increasing health-oriented restrictions on what can be purchased.

Adrian Frith

An Amazing, Dizzying Map of All the Languages and Races in South Africa

The legacy of apartheid, in technicolor.

Flickr

The Wildly Different Traffic Lights of East and West Germany

How Berlin's iconic Ampelmännchen were born and saved from destruction.

Wikimedia Commons

Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other

A new meta-analysis finds that extreme changes in temperature increase the likelihood of inter-group conflict.

Reuters

How Toronto's Muslim Community Helped Catch the Would-Be Train Bombers

Religious groups can be capable -- and sometimes incredibly deft -- at policing extremists within their own ranks.

International Livestock Research Institute

Why It's Problematic That Rural Kenyans Bring Their Cows With Them to Cities

One of the stranger aspects of Africa's rapid urbanization is the influx of livestock in new, unplanned towns -- and the diseases they bring with them.