In the wake of the epidemic, Liberian healthcare facilities have overhauled the way they handle infectious disease. But as resources and attention wane, can the country’s health system sustain these changes?
A new study suggests depression is an early manifestation of the neurodegenerative disease, not just a byproduct of being chronically ill.
People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.
Public report cards for doctors led to lowered costs and more natural births.
Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.
Researchers can't agree on whether hypnotherapy actually works. I tried it when I wanted to leave cigarettes behind, but I'm still not sure, either.
Are men really getting schlumpier, or are people just finding better ways to talk about it?
A growing number of seniors are completing marathons and triathlons, shedding new light on how exercise affects the elderly body.
The practice can cause lasting damage—but around the world, women continue to do it, encouraged by advertising, cultural norms, and sometimes even misguided doctors.
A growing number of states are requiring doctors to tell women when they have dense tissue, but some say the knowledge only causes unnecessary fear.
Why people in several countries believe that the spots happen when pregnant women ignore their food cravings
A tiny study on tiny particles
Many patients post photos of their meals and changing bodies to document their recovery—and in the process, some have found an online community of supporters.
The law requires them to be the same as brand-name drugs in all ways that matter. But what science considers important is a moving target. An Object Lesson.
With long hours behind the wheel and fast-food rest-stop meals, long-haul truck driving is one of the unhealthiest professions in the U.S. One man is trying to change that.
And, as a consequence, how weight loss became an industry
Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.
Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.
The "shared decision-making" model fosters a higher level of collaboration between doctors and the people they treat.
A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.