A veteran scholar contemplates the origins of the peculiarly human phenomenon of suicide.
Since the colonial era, straight hair has been an exclusive symbol of beauty in Dominican culture. That's beginning to change.
A study of cross-cultural attitudes toward mortality can help young people accept death as a part of life.
As the number of sufferers continues to rise, some researchers are moving in new directions to figure out how culture and lifestyle shape disease outcomes.
Pregnancy loss is a common part of women's reproductive lives. Learning how women in different cultures process the experience can help all of us find meaning in misfortune.
Many of us have had crooked, ill-fitting teeth at some point in our lives. The reason has a lot to do with what we eat.