The story of antioxidants and highly colored foods involves as much marketing as science.
The steam that fills up the paper bag? Don’t huff it.
Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.
Large initiatives are underway to pinpoint the next big viral threats—but some virologists believe the task is too hard.
The two diseases are caused by the same virus but strike different groups of people.
For health care, the answer is a matter of life and death.
It's taken more than 20 years to get to the bottom of narcolepsy—and there's still no cure.
A new book argues sleeping pills aren’t the answer to chronic insomnia. Instead, a simple, natural trick works better.
A nonprofit is calling for the U.S. to redouble its commitment to helping developing countries prepare for new infectious diseases.
Find the right environment, and very little effort is necessary.
A new study suggests that people who naturally get more REM sleep may be less sensitive to frightening things.
No studies have been conducted on the long-term health risks of donating eggs.
A new book follows Joseph Lister as he ushers surgery into the modern age.
There’s good news and bad news.
While the United States faces an epidemic of narcotic addiction, most of the world dies in pain.
Does the president want Congress to strike a bipartisan deal on health care? As with so many other issues, it depends on the hour.
The president’s executive order recommended expanding the use of bare-bones plans. But they could lead to high bills.
Last week, the president ended an important subsidy insurers were relying on to set their prices. What now?
A pair of key senators has reached a deal to stabilize the law, but Republican leaders in Congress—not to mention President Trump—could still sink its prospects.
Not everyone wants to be reminded of calories when trying to get directions.
The last vestiges of the devastating virus persist where terrorists stop vaccines from reaching babies and children.