Westerners have long shunned obese people, and this attitude now pervades much of the globe. Was this always the case?
In this original animated video, anthropological research helps reveal the surprising story behind fat in the human body and in cultures around the world.
Once upon a time, the most important classroom warnings prepared students for potentially upsetting or traumatic content. Now they’re about bullets.
An anthropologist’s study of rickets from archaeological sites might help dentists spot signs of vitamin D deficiency in children.
Polio retains a foothold in Pakistan—and will likely continue to do so as long as basic health services are neglected.
An anthropologist with chronic Lyme disease has seen firsthand the perils of the Western world’s dysfunctional approach to treating misunderstood diseases.