What is insulin and how do our bodies use it?
Immunization reduces the likelihood of a painful reemergence of the virus in kids
Patients want drugs fast-tracked through FDA approval process
Similarly effective drugs in the pipeline will also be gauged against their enormous price tags
Antibodies to a portion of the influenza virus that varies relatively little from strain to strain may provide flu protection in humans
The data are spotty, but there’s still a reasonable case to be made
Agency officials press sometimes confused stakeholders for more data. Is it possible to define a “more effective CBD cosmetic?”
A novel mechanism has been discovered in the bucktoothed rodents’ ability to withstand hurt
The health promises of boosting an important metabolic molecule may be clouded by its possible role in promoting cancer-cell growth
The FDA is stepping up its oversight of the $50 billion nutritional supplement industry
Cannabidiol reduces levels of stress hormone and blunts urge to use opioids
A controversial theory holds that one immunization, given properly, can protect against many diseases besides its target
Clinical-trial participants and their carers are gaining influence over how experiments are run. As they take to social media, that could make things messy for the science
In the past, measles outbreaks have been brought under control with vaccines, but the dynamic may be shifting
Republican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender
In his memoirs, the womanizing writer Giacomo Casanova described suffering several bouts of gonorrhea—but researchers found no trace of the microbe on his handwritten journals. Karen Hopkin reports...
Experts caution that addressing lingering questions will require more research.
Applying network theory to HIV’s structure has revealed the most valuable—and vulnerable—parts of the virus
Is a runaway immune reaction making a dengue vaccine dangerous?
The surge in cases has sent 66 children to the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention