A study of seven jurisdictions found that when cops wear body cameras, complaints against them by civilians fall precipitously.
Substance use disorders require immediate action and better treatment options
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins talks about the future of the NIH in light of the election.
Researchers worry about misinforming people about the risk of disease
Theories about disease patterns abound, but evidence and explanations are scarce
The move by Chinese scientists could spark a biomedical duel between China and the U.S.
Country's progress on public health and science prompts funding shift to more-troubled nations
A strain that emerged during the latest epidemic is able to enter human cells more easily—which means it’s more infectious, too. Christopher Intagliata reports.
“The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change” was launched at the COP 22 climate talks in Marrakesh. This multidisciplinary research initiative brings together experts from around the globe to track and analyze the impacts of climate change on public health...
Stricter laws under a Trump administration will hamper safe care, but could spur more private money for reproductive health
Here are treatments that have been well-studied, and the evidence for how well they work—or do not
The substance known to chemists as U-47700 has been blamed for 46 deaths
A visit to your doctor may not always be the best idea. Here's five common reasons to skip that primary care office visit
The vote was nonbinding and now moves to a five-person board
Voters sent some strong signals on marijuana use and assisted suicide
The employee noticed a tear in protective clothing, and has been offered an experimental vaccine
A new report shows that it poses the greatest risk to health for women aged 18 to 44—and indigenous women have it the worst
Scientists are turning the infectious bloodsuckers into allies in the global war on disease
By treating it as a public health problem, Baltimore is saving lives
Facebook users in California had slightly better health outcomes than nonusers, even after controlling for other factors. Christopher Intagliata reports.