Women with less income and less education may be hurt most by gender discrimination.
With the coronavirus spreading to more countries, public health officials in the US are warning Americans that coronavirus will become a problem in the US, too. What does this mean for you?
Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.
As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is observed Feb. 24-March 1, here are some things to consider.
Blacks are at higher risk for many diseases. This is partly due to poverty, discrimination and lack of access to care. But there may be something different about the higher rates of Alzheimer's.
The Trump administration's budget for healthcare proposes significant cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
Because most people want to be perceived as generous, sometimes monetary incentives for doing a good deed are counterproductive.
The tremendous costs of COVID-19 show why the world needs to do a better job preventing epidemics from occurring – or at least mitigate the impact.
Viruses are basically parasites and, as such, can wreak havoc -- but not always. Viruses are within you right now. Viruses cause the most damage when they jump from a familiar host to a new host.
As the boomers age, many will have medication issues. That can be compounded by the number of drugs they take, both prescription and over-the-counter.
The number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades, reaching their lowest number in 32 years.
Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
Nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws that permit assisted dying, but the laws are so restrictive that they are often more hurdle than help.
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.