It may look that way, but looks can be very deceiving
In Chicago monitoring Twitter for reports of food poisoning led to 133 restaurant inspections for health violations, with 21 establishments shut down. Dina Fine Maron reports
Excess fluoride, which may damage both brain and bone, is leaching out of granite and into Maine's drinking water—and potentially other New England states
Patients in low-income zip codes were up to 10 times more likely to lose a leg or foot than diabetic patients in more affluent zip codes. Dina Fine Maron reports
Supplies are limited, and deciding who gets treatment is difficult
The morbillivirus is the prime suspect in the unprecedented and ongoing die-offs, but other culprits are possible
There is little risk of the deadly virus spreading to the U.S., experts say
An analysis of 130,000 runners in events during a seven-year span revealed that competitors were 10 times more likely to experience heat stroke than serious cardiac problems. Dina Fine Maron reports...
Weeks ahead remain fraught with uncertainty as pathogen jumps borders and appears in Africa’s largest city
When patients take too many unnecessary antibiotics it inches us ever closer to a world where essential drugs are no longer effective. More than two million people in the United States develop antibiotic resistant infection each year and some 23,000 of them die as a result...
When refilled prescriptions for post–heart attack care resulted in the same medication looking different in shape or color, patients were significantly more likely to stop taking their meds...
A commonly used blood thinner does not appear to lower the risk of blood clots or miscarriage during pregnancy
The day we knew would come is finally here. The first locally acquired case of the tropical disease chikungunya was reported in the U.S. today.
The Centers for Disease Control plans to take measures to better protect lab workers and the rest of us from dangerous biological samples
Headbanging can cause pain or even whiplash. But a 50-year-old Motörhead fan developed a more serious condition, bleeding in the brain that required surgical repair, after headbanging at a concert...
The third recent mistake in handling of pathogens is a “wake-up call,” says Centers for Disease Control head
The infant was placed back on medication but the clinical trial to replicate virus suppression is still expected to proceed
New work from the University of Cambridge solidifies link between epigenetic effects from in utero diet and health problems across generations
History is rife with unethical experiments on inmates. But with proper safeguards prisoner studies may hold the key to the accurate representation of vulnerable groups and lead to health benefits...
The ReWalk exoskeleton allows some people paralyzed from the waist down to walk again, with the aid of crutches. Dina Fine Maron reports