Behind a West African success story
A new study shows how careless pumping could lead to more gasoline in the air, soil, and water.
Medicated abortions provided via telemedicine can help bring down costs and get women care earlier in their pregnancies, but opponents have blocked them throughout the country.
How reporting on the disease from West Africa compares with covering war
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.
In a country where women often have few outlets for emotional expression, many develop conversion disorder, characterized by pain, paralysis, and other psychosomatic symptoms in response to stress.
A recent patent from Phillip Morris imagines a web-connected e-cig. It could help users quit—but it could also open their pipe up to tracking and hacking.
The Obama administration tries to strike a balance between vigilance and fear.
After a class-action settlement over false advertising, everyone gets $10.
For many, the stigma remains even after the weight is lost, complicating their self-esteem and their love lives.
Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.
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.
Pediatricians are divided over the impact of marathons on young bodies.
A new study says that certain sounds can prime infant brains for language learning. The doctor behind the experiment thinks the technique could greatly reduce auditory and reading disorders.
The fate of Excalibur, a pet that may have been exposed in Spain, highlights our limited understanding of the virus.
A new study looks at when kids are able to use social cues to regulate their behavior.
Throughout history, people have gotten the depiction of running totally wrong.
Thomas Eric Duncan succumbed to the virus this morning.
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.
Healthcare is the number-one cause of personal bankruptcy and is responsible for more collections than credit cards.