Peter Marra, director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, talks with journalist Rene Ebersole about the threat of outdoor cats to wild animals and to human health. Marra is the co-author, with writer Chris Santella, of the book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.
If people run more in New York City, that can push their socially connected counterparts in San Diego to run more as well. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Mass distribution of medications, international partnerships and targeted research are on track to eradicate sleeping sickness, Guinea worm and other ancient ailments
Raw data from a 40-year-old study raises new questions about fats
A salve of wine, garlic, leeks and oxgall was found to be kill staph and MRSA
Do 13 cases of amnesia among opioid users suggest a more widespread problem?
The state with the second highest death rate has created innovative approaches to assist caregivers
Current medicines fail to relieve seizures in about a third of people with epilepsy. What can be done?
It is time to improve our death certificates
The opioid crisis is forcing doctors to change how they treat chronic pain, putting a new emphasis on nondrug remedies and psychological interventions
The CDC lacks the authority to direct funding in response to emergencies and outbreaks
The work seeks to learn from the devastating Ebola outbreak
As car sales fall companies are looking to expand into the handicap assistance market
New guidance updates a 2012 recommendation
Scientists invented chemical weapons; some are now working to destroy them
The controversial step will significantly expand direct-to-consumer testing—but what if the news is bad?
Researchers have found the earliest evidence of bugs in the Cimex genus co-habitating with humans, in Oregon's Paisley Caves. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Researchers want to employ CRISPR to solve a huge health care problem
Recent insights into a long-ago accident show just how deadly bioweapons can be
Some 11,000 years ago humans may have been in contact with the parasites