Washington spent more than $1 billion telling people in 14 African countries not to have sex before they get married. It didn’t work
Beyond chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, doctors are uncovering new ways to harness the power of the patient’s immune system to combat cancer
New research is changing the way doctors think about early exposure to potential allergens
Peddling pharmaceuticals on TV is a lousy form of health education, and it can also drive up medical costs
Volunteers who ate veggies grown in wastewater had higher (but still safe) levels of an epilepsy drug in their urine, compared with subjects who ate freshwater-grown veggies. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Chance of trouble is up to 27 percent higher in some nurses
You may have seen singer Avril Lavigne’s recent media appearances discussing her experience with Lyme disease. What is this mysterious illness, and how can you tell if you have it?...
When it comes to a devastating blood disorder, sometimes two wrongs make a right
Malawi has started a test program that uses drones to improve access to HIV testing for babies, because factors including poor roads and high transportation costs can result in delays in testing that prevent access to treatment...
Researchers hope milk sugars and protective microbes can help prevent malnutrition and treat intestinal disease
State attorney general says charges are “only the beginning” in the investigation into city’s lead-tainted water
Edibles have become a popular option for cannabis consumption. Since its legalization, there have been issues within this budding field. Some might say marijuana’s relationship with food is much like Cheech and Chong’s--completely entwined but not without its glitches...
The 21-year-old device stopped working earlier this month, patients left waiting
Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion...
Lab-made antibodies could produce high-volume, high-quality snakebite treatments
The FDA is finalizing regulations that would bring e-cigarettes under its authority
Massive push that begins this weekend will include more than 150 countries
As U.S. policy lurches along, researchers say easing DEA rules could lead to big advances
Mathematician and author Adam Kucharski talks about his new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (Basic Books, 2016).
Scientists warn vaccine stocks would be overwhelmed in the event of large urban outbreaks