Fat or Stupid? Scientists Say You Must Choose

Hamilton Nolan · 04/10/15 10:33AM

Life is a series of stark choices. None starker than this: Would you rather be fat, or stupid? Do not try to weasel out of this. Science demands that you choose one, and only one.

Our Brain-Dead Future

Hamilton Nolan · 12/05/13 09:31AM

It would be alarmist of us to predict that you, the randomly selected Gawker reader, will suffer from dementia in the future. Let's just say... the chances of it are getting better.

Booze Protects Against Dementia

Max Read · 05/22/11 12:26PM

There are already many good reasons to drink alcohol, but we won't begrudge science for coming up with another: Seniors over 75 who have about a drink a day are significantly less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Is This the World's Worst Nursing Home?

Jeff Neumann · 11/13/10 03:11PM

Police in California are trying to figure out how a 94-year-old woman wound up locked inside a walk-in freezer in her swanky nursing home, Silverado Senior Living. Silverado is best known for a former employee who's serving life for torture.

Drugs Still Haven't Cured Getting Old, Dying

Hamilton Nolan · 09/02/10 02:02PM

Psychosis drugs! Botox drugs! Chimpanzee hugs! Diet drugs! Porno fugs! Malaria drugs! Teenage shrugs! And dementia drugs! It's your Thursday Health Watch, where we watch your health—and wealth, and knowledge of self!