Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care
The finding raises questions about how different people respond to pain
Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?
Science journalist Gary Taubes weighs in on PSA tests and mammograms
Medical weed is a popular way to manage chronic pain
People at that age who receive subsidies for care would see big changes
Short answer: it depends
Most American teens have still had sex by age 18 according to the CDC analysis
Handel, a Republican, wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act but protect preexisting conditions
Physicians are still recommending the blood test for prostate cancer even though it harms far more men than it helps
Everyday Einstein explains what contaminates our water, how it gets there, and what we can do to test it
Hundreds of H7N9 infections have already occurred in humans this spring
An RNA-based assay recently shown to work in monkeys could help triage victims of nuclear disasters
Only a third of travelers could correctly identify a bed bug—suggesting that some bug sightings in online reviews could be cases of mistaken identity. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Overexposure to insecticides has bred resistance in the parasites, making it harder than ever to treat infestation
If we want to be prepared for the worst, Bill Gates says, we have to build an arsenal of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics. Some scientists are now using computers to do just that
Finding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people
Is it OK to use protein powder when you're pregant? Find out how much protein you and your baby need, what the best sources are, and how to make sure you're getting enough
Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria are unable to transmit viruses to humans—and could curb the spread of viral disease. Karen Hopkin reports.
Shifting coal-fired power plants in the U.S. to natural gas would have tremendous positive effects on human health in America