As drug patents expire, expanding access to generic drugs will mean an explosion in spending on treatments in the developing world.
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Although insomnia is readily treatable, a remarkable share of Consumer Reports readers seem to have trouble getting enough shuteye.
When faced with a snap decision, people will reliably pick the first option they're given.
The HPV vaccine is commonly recommended to men and women between 9 and 26. But even those who forego vaccination are seeing some benefits, new research finds.
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What happens to the brain when you relax your bladder? These scientists decided to test just that.
Despite the pundit class' best efforts to predict today's health-care decision, the Supreme Court still managed to pack a few surprises in.
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The national drug retailer is teaming up with the CDC on a two-year pilot project.
And Southeast Asia bore the brunt of the pandemic.
A state-level experiment shines some much-needed light on the longstanding debate over federal aid to low-income families.
Scientists used to think drops in the male sex hormone were simply a normal part of the aging process. Now they're rethinking that hypothesis.
The New England Journal of Medicine combed through 100 years of history to produce a single, awesome graph.
Many of us wash our hands with soap and water, but how much work is the soap really doing?
Skip the lite dressing and go straight to the fatty kind to get the most out of your vegetables.
Researchers uncover a link between social isolation and worsened health.
The proposal's spread further underscores New York's role as a testbed.