Chronic illness is the new first-world problem.
Congress's spending bill offers some relief to the National Institutes of Health, but Francis Collins says lawmakers are still scrimping on essential science.
Through epigenetics, our parents' lives could influence our memories.
A physician and nurse practitioner discuss the emerging role of medicals professionals who ease the death process. There is no one right way to die, but just as we need help coming into the world, we need support and love going out of it.
One important piece of health policy where Republicans and Democrats agree
Abnormalities on medical tests that weren't what doctors were looking for—and probably mean nothing—can cause a lot of anxiety, time, and money
Hippocrates said that all disease begins in the gut. A gastroenterologist's predictions on how new treatments will begin there, too.
It seems the best way to reach smokers is to tell them they'll look ugly.
Amputee Igor Spetic says the device can even produce the sensation of touching different textures, such as smooth metal, fluffy cotton balls, rough sandpaper, and soft hair.
A cardiologist's experience in practice and travel
Today the U.S. Senate will hear a bill to change the way many laws regard people with a chronic, treatable illness. Do laws that categorically criminalize HIV exposure, however unlikely the risk of transmission, actually increase its spread?
This crowd-sourced project in Indiana is seeing an outpouring of support.
By intervening right after patients have a break from reality, an NIMH project hopes to offer people with severe mental illnesses a chance at recovery.
In two days of training, people are learning to recognize conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in strangers, and what to do about it.
The latest research on why "anyone with lungs is at risk," and what's being done about it
Some people with potentially lethal gut infections find that the only effective treatment is an orally-administered fecal transplant. The treatment is gaining acceptance among physicians.
Working with my international AIDS foundation, I have witnessed discrimination, injustice, and indignation as the major barriers to treatment and cure.
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund shows that people in other industrialized nations get doctors' appointments faster than Americans do.