Peddling pharmaceuticals on TV is a lousy form of health education, and it can also drive up medical costs
Fish oil, Vitamin D and other nutrients appear to raise the potency of medication
When it comes to a devastating blood disorder, sometimes two wrongs make a right
Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion
Lab-made antibodies could produce high-volume, high-quality snakebite treatments
Massive push that begins this weekend will include more than 150 countries
As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances
Pancreatic type beta cells produced from stem cells can sense glucose, release insulin and treat a mouse model of diabetes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Tumours are subject to the same rules of natural selection as any other living thing. Clinicians are now putting that knowledge to use
A gene that regulates melanin has a variant that is more common among Europeans and involved in early graying.
A cancer center in the U.K. found that patients had significantly lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol after harmonizing for an hour. Christopher Intagliata reports.
But questions about the role of brain chemistry in depression may prevent findings from spurring drug development
Shifting Ebola funds to fight the mosquito-borne disease will only support short-term disease control
Data show price hikes added billions in costs for consumers, employers, governments
A continuous-flow method to synthesize medicine promises to change how pharmaceuticals are produced and used
Growing concerns about a Zika–autoimmune disease link are casting a shadow over vaccine development
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