"Would kids really be better off if their parents stayed together, fighting and yelling and tiptoeing around?"
Though it calls to mind medieval massacre, the deadly infectious disease known simply as plague is still around. New research on how the disease spreads helps us better understand the pandemic that killed up to 100 million people, and how to continue to keep it in check.
With rates of the disorder yet again rising according to new CDC numbers, a look at how doctors are diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children, and what might be done better
What's really going on when we use "male" versions of terms for typically feminine things?
Mentions of drinking or alcohol brands in music are associated with binge drinking in adolescents who listen to (and enjoy) the songs.
According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case.
A small town once plagued by the most significant childhood-cancer cluster on national record—Fallon, Nevada—has become a case study in outbreak investigation.
One of history's darkest spasms of inhumanity began 20 years ago this week. Remembering unfathomable tragedy and celebrating unprecedented health progress in Rwanda.
This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.
Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around
A new CDC report finds that coverage for tobacco cessation treatment is lacking in state Medicaid programs.
The new germ theory: Infections play a role in many, many diseases—in ways we're just beginning to understand.
A Pew Research study today says jail is not the place for non-violent drug users.
The relationship between Bill Wilson and his Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder, the unsung Dr. Bob Smith, shows that fellowship—not dogma—is at the heart of the 12 Steps.
A toxic chemical leak, a contaminated water supply, and a long wait for answers in West Virginia.
The real value of a company—hospitals included—is not only in money, but in social good.
Urine reacts with the chlorine in swimming pools, creating potentially dangerous chemical byproducts.
How a pseudoscientific, religious organization birthed the most trusted method of addiction treatment
The people the law was designed to help are far more confused about it than those who are already insured, a new study finds.
Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it's a decisive yes.