Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
A continually updated summary of all that’s happened since the first patient was diagnosed on American soil.
Doctors in Jordan, the region's leading destination for medical tourism, say antibiotic-resistant infections are at an all-time high.
As the outbreak goes on, companies are capitalizing on public concern by peddling fraudulent treatments.
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
Doctors are stumped about the condition's origins—and its treatment.
Social media can be a support system for people struggling to give up heroin—and a window into what the drug has cost them.
Healthcare workers have been under increased scrutiny since the outbreak began, but CDC records from the past few years show that many hospitals were already behind where they needed to be.
It would not be a socialist paradise. At least, entirely.
In reality, twice as many Americans believe in witches as are afraid of Ebola. At what point does the media's coverage of the country's "overreaction" to the virus become another overreaction?
With social-impact bonds, people can recoup the money they've fronted—as long as the initiatives hit their health targets.
Healthcare workers say they're far from prepared to treat a patient with the virus.
Researchers are starting to explain the anxiety many victims feel.
A new California study replicates an earlier finding from Oregon that the newly insured visit emergency rooms more. But luckily, California found that the boost wasn't permanent.
Enterovirus D68 is quietly making thousands of kids sick—and there probably isn't anything anyone can do about it.
A new study shows how careless pumping could lead to more gasoline in the air, soil, and water.
A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.
Anticipating the challenges the pill would face, the biologist heading the project chose for his partner a doctor who was well-liked, good-looking, and, most importantly, Catholic.
Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it’s even safe.
Physical contact is an important source of comfort, one that must be avoided at all costs in infected areas. How, then, can healthcare workers soothe patients?