New software and gene analyses may predict which medicines can become harmful when taken together
Medical researcher Richard Johnson, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, talks about his October Scientific American article "The Fat Gene," co-authored by anthropologist Peter Andrews of University College London and the Natural History Museum in London...
Even though women now make up half of all U.S. medical school graduates, they remain much less likely than men to get research funding or become professors in medicine, two studies suggest...
Compelling findings suggest widely available medications cut the risk of death among older Americans by nearly a quarter
Bidder pays big bucks for the revolutionary antibiotic
Lasker Award winner James Allison is enlisting the body’s own defenses to fight tumors
Restless legs? Binge eating? Behind many disease-awareness campaigns are drug company dollars
Prescription medication can help some people beat their addictions—but not without complications
Lightheadedness and disorientation are among the most common side effects of prescription drugs
By releasing the brakes that tumor cells place on the immune system, researchers are developing a new generation of more powerful treatments against malignancy
For many conditions, marijuana's effectiveness remains uncertain
Anesthesia may have lingering side effects on the brain, even years after an operation
The shortcomings of the whooping cough vaccine may help explain the disease's resurgence
Parents need better information, ideally before a baby is born
Medically induced comas are only used when other options are lacking
Finding individual differences in tumors is key to treating the right patient with the right medicine at the right time, researchers say
Imbibing the liquid of fermented fruit may have had its start in medicinal traditions
Could the mysterious disease that plagued comedian Bernie Mac for 25 years have played a role in his death?
Also called cell-transfer therapy, it is one of a new class of approaches being developed to strengthen the innate ability of the immune system to fight cancer