A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates.
Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance.
Experts describe how rat poison linked to a recent bleeding outbreak does its damage
Researchers are now optimistic about combating the virus with this inoculation
What opioid addiction treatments are more effective and can we vaccinate against addiction?
Newly published data highlights health trends throughout the country
Pancreatic cancer will soon be the second-biggest cause of cancer deaths
The rare public health advisory is aimed at saving opioid users
Researchers often focus on pathogens that infect mammals and birds
A monkey study heightens concerns about widespread harm from the virus
Such pathogens are resistant to nearly every drug
Mining social media to predict outbreaks
Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing
A multifactorial analysis finds that the ignition of a flu epidemic stems from a blast of colder weather striking an otherwise warm, humid, urban environment, and driving people indoors into close quarters.
The Maryland-based clinician will not require Senate confirmation
Upstate New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who worked for decades on issues such as overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and food safety in general, died March 16 at the age of 88.
Reports from local communities have helped identify outbreaks
The White House says it will boost treatment and strengthen law enforcement
The whipworm lives in the human gut, mooching microbes from its host to build its own microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Bone fractures are rife after age 50, so why aren’t we doing more to prevent them?