A new theory about long-lasting Lyme disease symptoms suggests treatment options
MERS inoculation triggers response in monkeys and camels, raising hopes for future human use
This chemical has a particularly unpleasant reputation, but if officials act fast, they should be able to limit its impact
U.S. teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, a study finds
Focusing on irrational fears will not help chemistry’s public image
Researchers isolated a bacterial enzyme that could break down nicotine before smokers get the buzz that keeps them coming back for more. Christopher Intagliata reports
A psychologist explains why diets backfire and what weight-loss methods are proved to work
Some people claim that we're better off getting our probiotic bacteria from dirt than from foods like yogurt. But are these products safe?
Booze was the beverage of choice for much of human history. But over the past millennium, views of alcohol in the West have swerved from warm embrace to moral vilification to a worry about the human costs of abuse...
A growing number of Shigella bacteria no longer respond to treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin
Despite the implications of a new nonprofit funded by Coke, reams of evidence point to an unequivocal answer
New findings are informing how to care for Ebola survivors and their communities
Electronic health data, long touted as a way to inject new life into patient recruitment, will finally be put to the test with clinical trials
The emergence of mobile “assistive” technologies, influenced heavily by the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25 years ago, marks a major step forward for people with disabilities, unlocking unprecedented new possibilities for communication, navigation and independence...
An expert weighs in on what the promising study results will mean for future outbreaks
Ever wonder why dessert is served after dinner? Modern cooking evolved out of 17th-century ideas about diet and nutrition
A primer on the way our ears work accompanies an article in Scientific American about a common but undiagnosed form of auditory damage
Vertigo can knock people off their feet for years. Ear implants and gene therapy are new attempts at relief
Is our cultural antipathy toward pregnancy and children creating a health hazard?