Many low-income people in urban and suburban areas struggle to find reliable transportation. The result is missed appointments and poor illness management, even when care is readily available.
How can doctors, drug companies, and governments prevent a future where people die of minor infections?
Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.
An interview with Gates about why so many newborns die in developing countries, and what he thinks he can do about it
A growing number of hospitals are relocating to wealthier towns, citing financial necessity, but many see it as a choice to abandon the residents of poorer areas.
Just being educated about diseases isn't enough to make people healthier.
A misguided attempt to improve healthcare has led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than making them well.
A recent case in Belgium, in which a man took to social media to ask for a kidney, is raising questions about who can ethically donate.
Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.
In the province of North Karelia, an unorthodox doctor defied conventional public-health wisdom to successfully overhaul regional cuisine and improve heart health.
Faith leaders have spoken out against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers cover free birth control in their employee health plans—but many of their female followers feel differently.
As the Ebola epidemic subsides, global leaders look to the next outbreak.
A new study adds more support to the idea that the right font can help sway health behavior.
The Affordable Care Act has drastically cut the rate of uninsured Americans by a third–16 million people–according to numbers released Monday.
Disease-based models help researchers understand how prison-admission rates are linked to the health of a neighborhood.
I used to believe that vaccines played a role in my brother's autism—until becoming a mother changed my mind.
What can a city's waste reveal about the health of its population?
Ten years after the creation of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, a look at how it's affected smoking rates worldwide
Years of state rankings have begun to paint a picture of an idyllic healthiest place to live.
The benefits—and ethical pitfalls—of telling true stories as a physician