Stories by Larry Schwartz

Larry Schwartz is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer with a focus on health, science and nutrition. He works at Scholastic Inc. in the classroom magazine division on Superscience and Science World.   subscribe to Larry Schwartz's feed

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We can learn a lot from missteps early in the AIDS crisis.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Most Americans are just not at that much risk. Here are the real killers.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Generics are not always cheap or effective.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These supposed miracle foods just don't live up to their hype.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Should we save the earth by getting rid of...ourselves?

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is cultured meat the answer?

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You're a lot more likely to die of the flu than ebola or terrorism.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Smart pills and tongue-zapping brain restorers are right around the corner.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The subjects are usually society's most vulnerable and the doctors rarely have to answer for their horrific crimes.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Sugar is sickening and killing us. Why can't we stop?

Posted on: Aug 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Climate change is not a buzzword. It's a catastrophe, and it's here.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Just in case you don't have enough to worry about.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Taking vitamins may actually do you more harm than good.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Not all chemical-sounding ingredients are bad—but some are.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You'll be surprised to learn what's good for you and what's not.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Save your money and try these common sense treatments instead.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Let’s put it this way -- it has no scientific basis.