In reality, twice as many Americans believe in witches as are afraid of Ebola. At what point does the media's coverage of the country's "overreaction" to the virus become another overreaction?
With social-impact bonds, people can recoup the money they've fronted—as long as the initiatives hit their health targets.
Healthcare workers say they're far from prepared to treat a patient with the virus.
Researchers are starting to explain the anxiety many victims feel.
A new California study replicates an earlier finding from Oregon that the newly insured visit emergency rooms more. But luckily, California found that the boost wasn't permanent.
Enterovirus D68 is quietly making thousands of kids sick—and there probably isn't anything anyone can do about it.
A new study shows how careless pumping could lead to more gasoline in the air, soil, and water.
A surprising amount of support for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which made at least one major error in the handling of its Ebola case, reveals why we trust medical institutions so much.
Anticipating the challenges the pill would face, the biologist heading the project chose for his partner a doctor who was well-liked, good-looking, and, most importantly, Catholic.
Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it’s even safe.
Physical contact is an important source of comfort, one that must be avoided at all costs in infected areas. How, then, can healthcare workers soothe patients?
The State Fair icon adds a note on sanitation to his standard folksy greeting.
Overuse of the drugs has increased over the past few years. That's not good for human health.
Basic protective gear was revolutionary for 19th-century medicine, and health workers trying to stop Ebola are recognizing its importance all over again.
Because industrial chemical use is minimally regulated, a lab at Duke University is offering free analyses of furniture for potentially hazardous compounds.
Thanks to an infected hospital worker, hundreds of babies in Texas are being tested for TB. Why has it been so hard to develop an effective vaccine for the disease?
Though the flu is a bigger threat than terrorism, the DHS is approaching it with a mix of ineptness and cynicism.
Scientists are using computer models to predict the outbreak's next moves, but they can't account for human behavior.
An unusual Republican proposal makes medical sense, kind of.
The medical community can help the young doctor to continue saving lives, instead of taking his own.