Doctors understand obesity as a social disease, even if most other people don't.
Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy.
The Nurse Family Partnership coaches poor first-time moms on parenting and life skills from pregnancy through the toddler years.
A history of adventure playgrounds, which offer children the opportunity for no-rules recreation
And men are particularly at risk, according to a new CDC report.
The original low-carb diet flirts with reason.
Authorities warn that overuse of such medications has created a public-health disaster. Now, researchers say they've discovered a compound that could slow the clock on the crisis.
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