It leaves people bed-bound and drives some to suicide, but there's little research money devoted to the disease. Now, change is coming, thanks to the patients themselves.
A growing number of companies are developing assistive technologies to help disabled people walk—but these devices can distract from infrastructure changes that would make cities more disability-friendly.
Meat producers showed dominance over scientists this week, preventing discussion of sustainability.
The country’s genetic biobank is still in its earliest stages, but the government hopes to one day have enough donors to totally overhaul its health-care system.
The government detained and quarantined so-called “patriotutes” to protect soldiers from sexually transmitted diseases.
It's easy to over-parent. It's also easy not to.
Don’t go after the parasitic worms that cause the diseases; go after the bacteria that those worms depend on.
Yesterday, Chinese scientist Tu Youyou became one of three biologists to receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology for Medicine for…
Why Illinois had different drinking ages for different genders
And how to change their minds
The award today went to scientists who created a pill that prevents a disfiguring and painful tropical illness.
Can restorative justice, in which offenders talk with people who have been harmed by their crime, work for domestic-violence cases? And who exactly does it benefit?
A simple genetic test can stop a severe drug reaction that causes people's skin to peel off in sheets. Why isn't it more commonly used?
Another reader—Dr. Benjamin Rusak, director of the Chronobiology and Sleep Program at Dalhousie University—adds another theory to the previous ones…
In Denmark, the birth rate has continued to fall, with women waiting longer and longer to have children. But there…
I spend a lot of time scrolling through RSS feeds of press releases looking for story ideas. Just a real…
Stop. Are you hungry? Then eat something before reading this.
Why joint medical appointments could be better for patients than one-on-one sessions
To lose weight, just eat small amounts, says a comprehensive new review. And get rid of your flying-saucer dishware.
For some women, the psychological toll of childbirth leads to a form of PTSD—distinct from postpartum depression—that follows them into new motherhood.
Olga’s latest piece examines “why it was easier to be skinny in the 1980s.” Researchers found that Americans in…
Is donating milk an act of altruism, like organ donation? Or are donors providing a good that they should be compensated for?