Are you economically ready for old age?
More than 10 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet, with many going without necessary health care and basic needs as living costs rise.
Dogs' lives have monetary value, and several researchers recently measured it. Their method shows how research and funding decisions can be made. Just don't tell Bowser he's worth only $10,000.
Everyone knows it's hard to stop eating potato chips or chocolate chip cookies. New research shows why: Certain combinations of fat, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates make them irresistible.
A project involving tens of millions of patient records poses ethical issues, even though patients could ultimately gain. Here's why privacy concerns are a hurdle.
The government has tried to harness a profit-driven drug industry to serve public health before.
A recent study looked at how female doctors were introduced at a lecture series compared to how male doctors were introduced. The title 'Dr.' was used much more often for men.
Thanksgiving is a life-enriching practice worth cultivating all year long.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Babies born with the HIV virus in their blood are at a turning point in the infection. With immediate treatment these children can develop much stronger immune systems to fight the virus.
Vaping continues to be in the news, with the CDC recently linking vitamin E acetate to the deaths and illnesses caused by vaping. But just what is vaping? And is it different from e-cigarettes?
One of the worst consequences of diabetes is foot ulcers, which often lead to amputations. As Diabetes Awareness Month comes to an end, an expert explains the dangers and some promising solutions.
World Diabetes Day provides an opportunity to look at the messaging around Walmart insulin, touted as a solution to soaring insulin prices. Cheaper insulins may not work as well for many people.
Many migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods. Recently, a lot of attention has focused on gluten. An expert explains how a piece of bread can cause pain in your head.
Twenty years after a landmark report on preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals, is the medical profession doing better?
In a new study, a team of US scientists have used gene editing to change the genetic code of white blood cells and transform them into more efficient tumor fighting cells. How did they do it?
Just how big a problem are medical bankruptcies? For someone going through one, it's devastating. And it happens far more often than you might think.
A form of vitamin E could be behind recent vaping illnesses and death, as the vitamin was not meant to go into the lungs. Lax oversight of products and supplements only worsens the situation.
Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million people in the US, and not all of them can be helped by CPAP machines. A surgeon explains a device he and others have been studying that shows promising results.
Opioid overdoses killed 47,000 Americans in 2017 — more than gun violence. Many fewer would have died if they'd been treated with the life-saving drug naloxone, also called Narcan.
Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US. They are meant to be used only short-term, but thousands use them long-term. That's a big worry.