Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice share the award for identifying the virus behind the blood-borne liver disease
As people age their innate and adaptive immune responses react more slowly, increasing their risk from diseases like COVID-19
Despite pandemic precautions, the common cold and other illnesses are still circulating
Researchers seeking evidence for cancer in dinosaurs found it in a collection of bones at a paleontology museum in Alberta.
Experts explain why getting vaccinated is important every year—and especially during a pandemic
The popular fasting diet regimen can work well for weight loss, but many other claims about its benefits remain to be proved
A growing body of research is raising concerns about the cardiac consequences of the coronavirus
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Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.
As vendors gear up for the delayed start of the MLB season, we should reflect on the new world record just set in the Nathan’s Famous competition
Some simple, practical steps can raise your resistance to viruses
Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.
Environmental factors have adverse impacts on pregnancies, and there are clear racial disparities
The virus can damage lung, liver and kidney tissue grown in the lab, which might explain severe COVID-19 complications
A study of our closest evolutionary relatives finds that the chimp behavior known as lip smacking occurs in the same timing range as human mouths during speech.
We’re beginning to understand the mechanism behind this relatively common symptom
Prescribing weight loss to black women ignores barriers to their health
As a medical student, I found it surprisingly comfortable, because my “patient” was also my very patient instructor
A gene whose mutated form is associated with cancer in humans turns out to have a role in burning calories over a long evolutionary history.
Events with extreme temperatures and humidity are occurring twice as often now as they were 40 years ago