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.
Medical professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.
The United Nations announced today that the global HIV/AIDS epidemic could be slowed to a trickle within the next two decades. Can it be done?
Democrats have introduced bills to undo the Supreme Court's ruling on religious exemptions for contraception coverage, as well as state laws that single out abortion services, but the legislation isn't expected to succeed.
A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."
As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers.
How social and cultural rifts manifest themselves through sports—especially when fans identify intensely with their team
Condoms aren't enough: For the first time, the agency is recommending that all men who have sex with men use prophylactic treatment.
Redesigning senior living spaces to feel less institutional
Even as apps and websites have taken over, some prefer an analog courtship ritual
The Third Reich viewed tobacco as a threat to the health of the "chosen folk."
Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD.
Even today, parents are selecting for the traits they want in their offspring. But how far should the genetic tailoring go?
How Obamacare's insurance mandate is playing out in one unhealthy county