There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
A study finds that older adults who cannot balance on one foot for ten seconds have an 84% higher risk of death than those who can.
In 200 years, the mortality rate for children under the age of five (per 1,000 live births) has dropped from 40% to 3.7%.
Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Wyoming's roads are nine times deadlier than Ireland's. California's road safety is on par with Romania's.
A doctor once joked that statins will be added to the water supply. Humor aside, the data shows that statins really are a "wonder drug."
Researchers believe they have found a single point mutation in an infection-sensing gene that causes the autoimmune disorder.
Thanks to genetic clues, scientists discovered that an old stroke therapy that had abandoned for decades might just work.
A new wave of preventative cancer vaccines are set to begin trials.
The same technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines may enable the first damage-reversing heart attack cure.
A study finds prescription medications and dangerous unlisted ingredients in ordinary supplements.
SIDS deaths have decreased worldwide, but research has yet to solve this medical mystery.
Disulfiram is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It might also serve as anti-anxiety medication.
Shoving platelet-rich plasma up your nose might restore your sense of smell after COVID. But whether it actually works still needs to be sniffed out.
Much of the discussion began during the pandemic, which really brought mental health issues to the forefront.
Wealth was a cushion, but even being well-off did not protect people from the harmful effects of pandemic stressors.
Mutations that confer malaria resistance occur more frequently in people who live in regions where the disease is endemic.
COVID-19 and other microbes have shed light on disease spillover from animals to humans, but we can also spillback disease to wildlife.
The World Air Quality Index shows how clean your city’s air is, in real time.
The dark genome makes up 98% of human DNA. Scientists are just beginning to understand its role in cognitive disorders.
Hormonal birth control for women may elevate the risk of depression and suicide, but so does pregnancy itself.
The Poisson distribution has everyday applications in science, finance, and insurance. To compare the results of some biomedical studies, more people ought to be familiar with it.
The most feared sexually transmitted disease (STD) of the last half-millennium was usually named after foreigners, often the French.