Everyone with HIV should be given antiretroviral drugs as soon as possible after diagnosis, meaning 37 million people worldwide should be on treatment, the WHO said
The potentially pricey treatment shows promise against progressive MS, a disease marked by steadily worsening symptoms
A hormone involved in circadian rhythms could provide treatment for the autoimmune disease
Prescription medications can affect your body's absorption and utilization of nutrients. If you use birth control pills or HRT, make sure you're getting enough of these nutrients
Alarming gaps in knowledge about diagnostic errors and medical delays require intense scrutiny, says an expert medical advisory group
At the recent DARPA Wait What? conference, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said lifesaving technologies are a priority for his department
The transition to 142,000 new diagnostic and procedure codes from the current 19,000 could significantly alter our understanding of care and how to improve it
Oncologists should pay more attention to the tissues where tumors take root
A rough draft has been released for an effort to offer better health care tailored to each individual in the era of whole-genome analysis
There are few places that seem less likely for a zoanthid coral attack than Anchorage, Alaska. And yet the corals managed to poison around a dozen people in Anchorage over the last few years...
New report provides the most comprehensive picture yet of antibiotic use and resistance worldwide, and it isn't pretty
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
Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, “those young mitochondria.” Mitochondria are our cells’ energy dynamos...
Prescription medication can help some people beat their addictions—but not without complications