Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu
Kaci Hickox has protested Ebola-related quarantines in New Jersey and Maine. She's making a stand for science and civil liberties, but is she being unreasonable?
Eleven Americans perish each day at their place of employment. But in other developed countries, work itself is the killer.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci's lessons from three decades of public health crises
A third of the shrimp sold in restaurants and supermarkets are, a new study has found, misleadingly labeled.
The discovery of thiamine began with the search for a microbe.
CEO Jeremy Stoppelman on how to put that one-star review to work
High blood pressure affects nearly one in two Africans over the age of 25.
A new study of the demographics of persistent pain among Americans
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
Waiting lists for donations can vary dramatically between cities--so OrganJet provides planes to fly patients to their new organs.
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.