For people who mistrust vaccination, learning the facts may make the problem worse.
Doctors told me cystic fibrosis would kill me by age 15. My mom told me I just had allergies. After a childhood of Ayurvedic treatments, I've embraced Western medicine as an adult, without abandoning my alternative roots.
New studies show just how seriously racial disparities continue to manifest in healthcare—and what can be done
The high-stakes world of doctors working on antidotes to devastating diseases
Tired of condoms and the Pill, many women are turning to new apps that help them practice one of the oldest forms of contraception.
For reasons not fully understood, some patients simply fare worse than others.
The story of one teenager's near-death experience inside the grain bin that killed his friends
Some evidence shows that intense endurance workouts can put stress on the heart—but it's probably temporary.
A veteran medical journalist for The New York Times remembers covering the indifference, confusion, and fear of the epidemic's early years.
New CDC guidelines hint at the cultural tension surrounding male circumcision in America.
After encouraging early results from a small study, clinical trials will begin in January.
After discovering an unexpected talent for running while imbibing, a Texas-based mother of six finds herself the top-seeded woman going into the inaugural Beer-Mile World Championships.
And a whole lot of other diseases
A new study shows that starting antiretroviral drugs within a year of detecting the virus decreases patients' chances of developing AIDS. But many people who are infected don't know it yet.
Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?
Important ties between food and mental functioning keep coming.
For years, attorneys have relied on a specific set of symptoms to prove infant abuse—but now, some physicians are questioning the validity of the diagnosis of shaken-baby syndrome that has sent many caretakers to prison.
Lapses in cybersecurity leave hospital records and patients' medical devices open to exploitation.
An analysis by Jawbone finds that its users don't move around when it's too warm or frosty out. Not even with those little iPhone-compatible gloves on.
I couldn't keep "proving everyone wrong" and still do all the things I wanted to do with my life.