Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.
A new study of the demographics of persistent pain among Americans
A continually updated summary of all that’s happened since the first patient was diagnosed on American soil.
In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.
Why people still find Dr. Frankenstein and company so unsettling—and what that reveals about the public's relationship to science
President Obama took on Chris Christie's quarantine response and said the U.S. must keep up the fight in west Africa.
The research on how the virus spreads is not as ambiguous as some have made it seem.
Doctors in Jordan, the region's leading destination for medical tourism, say antibiotic-resistant infections are at an all-time high.
As the outbreak goes on, companies are capitalizing on public concern by peddling fraudulent treatments.
On top of the clinic fees, the hotel, and the time away from work, Texas's size would make gas money an additional hurdle if its harsh abortion law goes into effect.
On the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, his son Peter talks about the backlash against vaccines and other human factors that make it difficult to eradicate deadly viruses.
Samantha Power and Kaci Hickox show the diverging approaches to quarantine on the federal and state levels.
For people with very rare types, obtaining lifesaving blood can involve a complex network of donors and doctors that stretches across the globe.
At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be.
The White House said it was considering new federal policies after New York and New Jersey executives acted on their own.
Many women say they've received harassing or offensive messages on online-dating sites. Will airing the obscene exchanges publicly help?
An expert in biological warfare warns against complacency in public measures against Ebola.
For hundreds of years, people with mental illnesses have tried to visit the president—with many ending up in the same Washington hospital.
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
Ebola is a disease that preys on human connection. To fight it, new technologies are attempting to industrialize human distance.