High blood pressure affects nearly one in two Africans over the age of 25.
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.
A new study of the demographics of persistent pain among Americans
Waiting lists for donations can vary dramatically between cities--so OrganJet provides planes to fly patients to their new organs.
For people with very rare types, obtaining lifesaving blood can involve a complex network of donors and doctors that stretches across the globe.
Breast self-exams haven't been shown to save lives. Instead, here's how to actually tell if you might have breast cancer.
Doctors are stumped about the condition's origins—and its treatment.
The West African country is now the sixth in the region to be affected by the outbreak.
The Knick finale reveals how little we used to know about how the brain works. There's still a lot we haven't figured out.
Earlier this month, Oregon became the first in the country to offer puberty-suppressing drugs to transgender teens on its Medicaid plan.
Why do so many people avoid taking medical tests?
An anecdote from a friend can hold more weight than a recommendation from a doctor.
Experts are coming around to the idea that infrequent, high-intensity exercise may be as healthy as regular but more relaxed workouts.
Researchers have developed a capsule that they say could change the way vaccines and other drugs are delivered.
Research suggests that a person's consumption of the beverage is determined in part by his or her DNA—and that its benefits could extend beyond a caffeine buzz.
Doctors look south to replace the king of digits.
A Swiss company wants to change the way people mourn by transforming the remains of their loved ones into gems.
Stopping at the local CVS is often quicker, cheaper, and easier than going to a hospital or primary-care physician, but it also denies patients the quality care that comes from long-lasting relationships with doctors.
Enterovirus D68 is quietly making thousands of kids sick—and there probably isn't anything anyone can do about it.
For many, the stigma remains even after the weight is lost, complicating their self-esteem and their love lives.