Each week, physician, economist, and author of "Random Acts of Medicine" Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the... more
In the newest show from the Freakonomics Radio Network, host Zachary Crockett explores the hidden side of the things around... more
A sneak peek at Bapu's new book, "Random Acts of Medicine," available now from Doubleday, and an announcement about the... more
Couples get divorced for all kinds of reasons. Is having kids one of them? Bapu talks about research that investigates... more
Doctors and nurses get most of the attention — but a new study suggests we can improve health care by... more
In hospitals, a softer pillow or a nicer room might be more than just amenities — they could improve outcomes... more
Americans eat a lot of sugar — and it’s hard to determine how it affects our health. Bapu explains how... more
It’s not a new question, but it’s a tricky one to study. Bapu explains why, and talks about how an... more
The most expensive drugs in the world are treatments for genetic diseases. And more of these cures are on the... more
Breakthroughs in biotech that seem like science fiction are becoming reality. Why aren’t more patients benefiting from them?
mRNA vaccines helped bring the pandemic under control. Could they also train the immune system to fight cancer?