Americans love their supplements, but some of the products are contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria and toxic fungi. The FDA has little control because of a law passed in 1994.
Assisted living facilities are one option for seniors. But finding clear and accurate information about them isn't easy.
Minority patients do better when treated by doctors who share the same race or ethnicity But there's a problem. Most doctors are white, and only 6% of doctors are black.
While US residents may feel safe from the effects of the coronavirus, the aftershocks could be damaging in unexpected ways. The disruption to China's supply chain could cause drug shortages.
There's widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
The coronavirus is still spreading in China, and the doctor who warned Chinese officials early on about a possible outbreak is now dead. But in the US, some think the outbreak is exaggerated. Is it?
A scholar who moved to the U.S. from China as a child went back to China to conduct research as an adult. She found vast differences in approach.
Immigrants experienced stigma and blame during the Ebola crisis when in fact many were instrumental in stopping the spread of the disease. A scholar who studied that response offers insights.
The World Health Organization has said the coronavirus is not yet a pandemic. That raises a question: just what is a pandemic? An expert explains.
Cancer mortality has dropped in the US, due largely to lower smoking rates, as well as early detection and better treatments. These advances often do not extend to people in developing nations.
Some of the world's worst diseases have come from animals. Bats, cows, camels and horses have all contributed. Now, scientists are working to know which animal introduced the new coronavirus.
The Trump administration has cut funding for infectious disease research and reduced high-level staffing for global health security, leaving the nation less prepared for major outbreaks.
Anthrax is best known as a bioweapon. But researchers have figured out how to tweak the deadly toxin and use it to fight cancer. So far, dogs are the first to benefit from the new therapy.
Australian scientists have grown the Wuhan virus in a lab, and that will speed up the search for a vaccine. It also will help scientists understand how the virus is transmitted from person to person.
The World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus to be a public health emergency on Jan. 30, 2020. Does the action really change anything? An expert answers four questions.
Scientists do not yet know the severity of the current coronavirus. A biologist who worked on the 2009 flu pandemic offers insights on that outbreak as well as the SARS outbreak.
With coronavirus continuing to spread, you may wonder: How do I know if I might have it? An infectious disease expert explains.
As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of 'false memory' developed to explain away assault. Here's why that notion itself is untrue.
The FDA has banned flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids. But new research shows that the danger of flavors could go beyond their appeal to kids. The flavorings themselves could cause damage.
One of the dangers of the new coronavirus is that there is no treatment – and no vaccine. But researchers had already been at work on vaccines for close-related viruses.
Drug prices for many life-saving drugs have skyrocketed in recent years. The reasons may surprise you.
Nearly 40% of Americans are obese, and the numbers are climbing. The U.S. needs to get serious about solutions.
When it comes to exercise, there's no month like January, when resolutions kick into gear and call us to the gym. And while physical activity is good, you can injure yourself by overdoing.
The coronavirus that has sickened hundreds in Wuhan, China, has worried health officials and other humans across the globe. Should people in the US worry?
After a talk show host mocked Joaquin Phoenix for what she assumed was a cleft lip, the experts address what causes this most common of birth defects.