Medicine's linguistic history in English is rich indeed, peppered with borrowings from French. But the Old English renderings retain a certain charm.
Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there's the politics.
The detailed work of making the End of Life Choice Act work in practice now begins, including the decision about how assisted dying will be funded.
A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.
Michael Houghton, an Edmonton-based virologist, was one of the recipients of this year's Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for the discovery of hepatitis C.
The Trump administration wants to go it alone when it comes to vaccine development and distribution. What does this mean for the U.S. and the world?
Antibodies are great for neutralizing viruses. But they are big and bulky. Antibody engineers are now creating smaller synthetic antibody-like molecules that may be better for fighting COVID-19.
As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
Microbes in the gut aren't just important for digesting your food. In pregnant women, these gut microbes are producing chemicals that are essential for proper brain development of the fetus.
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
There are ingredients in your pills other than the one designed to treat your ailments. Those unnamed ingredients can alter how you respond to a medicine or even make you sick.
Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.
A new way of getting functioning vaccines to where they are needed.
Three new studies show corticosteroids can reduce deaths in critically ill COVID-19 patients. But what about other patients?
The immune system is trained to destroy viruses, even when they carry therapeutic cargo as is the case in gene therapy. Now researchers have figured out how to dial down the immune response.
As grim as things are with the pandemic raging in the US and the mounting death toll, there are many reasons to be optimistic there will be a vaccine by early next year.