The lack of regulation for California's in-home support services program, which pays people to look after seniors or the sick, means many patients are left in dangerous situations.
The campaign to get Naloxone—the substance that can reverse the effects of an otherwise-lethal heroin overdose—into the hands of the police, families, and addicts
What Delaware, where a surprisingly high number of women get pregnant by accident, can teach the rest of the nation
More than two years after the disease killed 64 people, the owners of the clinic responsible will face charges.
Experts weigh in on what to take away from the devastation of the disease.
The medically unnecessary scans peddled by businesses—often set up in malls and administered by people with no healthcare training—may pose a health risk to both fetus and mother.
Competition and disorganization within their disciplines prevent many researchers from making their data publicly available, which is stunting scientific progress.
For people who mistrust vaccination, learning the facts may make the problem worse.
Medical officers used their knowledge to aid and abet the CIA's interrogation tactics.
The high-stakes world of doctors working on antidotes to devastating diseases
In New York and Los Angeles, partnerships between pediatricians, psychologists, and legal clinics help unaccompanied minors prepare for the courtroom.
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.