Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
Why people might be more likely to get a flu shot if it's free rather than $1 or $5
A veteran medical journalist for The New York Times remembers covering the indifference, confusion, and fear of the epidemic's early years.
An electrically charged fabric makes for a quick-dissolving delivery vessel for drugs that kill HIV.
Rideable toys, like scooters and electric mini-cars, are the worst offenders.
After encouraging early results from a small study, clinical trials will begin in January.
The FDA is considering revising its ban on donations from men who have sex with men—a policy intended to prevent HIV transmission that many say is not supported by science.
A new study shows that starting antiretroviral drugs within a year of detecting the virus decreases patients' chances of developing AIDS. But many people who are infected don't know it yet.
By tracking a virus to its animal source, public-health officials can help stop large-scale outbreaks before they start.
A rigorous vaccination campaign has nearly eliminated the crippling infectious disease from Nigeria and the continent at large, according to a new CDC report.
A continually updated summary of all that’s happened since the first patient was diagnosed on American soil.
Despite government efforts to boost screening rates, many children on Medicaid are still falling through the cracks.
MDs trained overseas must go through an often prohibitively difficult, time-consuming process.
A look at new guidelines meant to improve how medical schools teach students about sexual orientation and gender identity
A vocabulary quiz
The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.
More than 40 percent of uninsured Americans still don’t know basic terminology like "deductible." These little guys break it down.
In the 1960s, health authorities capitalized on middle-class fears of urban decay to promote vaccination, redefining measles and polio as illnesses linked to poverty.
Goodbye, Viagra tchotchkes, hello digital screens.
In the U.S., well-being tends to be highest in a person's earliest and latest years. But elsewhere, new research shows, quality of life follows a very different pattern.