Sterilization is forbidden in Catholic doctrine—but many doctors in systems affiliated with the Church believe the restriction runs counter to their patients' best interests.
People have been coloring their hair since ancient times. But still, most know relatively little about the chemistry—and its implications for health.
Personal breathalyzers let people check their blood alcohol content before driving—but they're not very popular.
When people around the world woke up, and when they slept in, in 2014
Intriguing inventions for a healthier New Year
People may soon be able to swallow tiny sensors, embedded inside placebos, that track and share data on when they take their medication.
Or, the health case for books. New research looks into how screens tell our brains to stay unnaturally alert.
A speech scientist has created a human voice bank to build personalized sounds for people who rely on computers to communicate.
Some argue that a female sexual-dysfunction drug is a matter of equality among the sexes. Others say it creates a medical problem where none exists.
More than two years after the disease killed 64 people, the owners of the clinic responsible will face charges.
The medically unnecessary scans peddled by businesses—often set up in malls and administered by people with no healthcare training—may pose a health risk to both fetus and mother.
When Diane Van Deren's epilepsy impacted her organizational skills, short-term memory, and time management, she found refuge and order on the trail, running 50 to 100 miles at a time.
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.