Why cardiovascular health is improving in the United States but falling in developing nations
Treating patients like disease carriers—rather than like people with emotions, families, and cultural beliefs—is a harmful public- health strategy.
To make their budgets stretch further, many people in poverty turn to expired, damaged, or processed items.
Thousands of patients are physically restrained every day for their own safety—but evidence suggests that the practice may be ineffective and even harmful.
The legal, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have all struggled to locate the line between analgesia and drug abuse.
For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.
People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.
The disease is highly unlikely to spread in the U.S., in part because our hospitals are prepared.
Antimicrobial chemicals are so ubiquitous that a recent study found them in pregnant mothers' urine and newborns' cord blood. Research shows that their risks may outweigh their benefits.
Is there a gun in your home? If so, is it secure? A Florida law now prevents physicians from discussing firearm safety with patients.
Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.
Using military terms like "battle" and "fighter" to help patients conceptualize their illness can sometimes harm more than it helps.
Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.
Sickness-related isolation used to involve banishing patients to islands; now the ill are kept separate in our midst.
Why it's so tempting to throw trash on the ground, and how environmentalists are using psychology to change that
Despite its success in developing countries, the female condom has long suffered from a PR problem in the U.S. What would it take to salvage its image?
They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—not to mention their psychological effects. New research says the closer you can live to trees, the better off you are.
Demetre Daskalakis is an infectious disease physician who hung up his lab coat to bring HIV screening and counseling to Manhattan’s gay nightlife.
Chagas, a disease common in Latin America, is gaining traction among immigrants in the U.S.
Halbig v. Burwell threatens to undo the Obamacare subsidies that millions of people in more than half the country rely on to buy insurance.