Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC's list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.
The pipeline for new antibiotics is broken. It is time to think outside the box.
California's surgeon general has implemented schoolwide screenings for trauma. A social work professor explains why the rest of the nation should do the same.
Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.
The Hyde Amendment bans federal abortion funding for most people.
A biologist frustrated by his own struggle to lose weight explains why simply exercising more and harder won't melt the pounds away.
NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
Childbirth used to be a terrifying ordeal. But women were surrounded by others – mothers, aunts, sisters – who brought love and experience. But midway through the 19th century, this changed.
Health services are routinely falling short when it comes to providing care to lesbian, bisexual, trans and other sexual minority women.
A person's drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
Americans eat more meat on average than citizens of any other nation, but new survey findings show that plant-based meat products are winning fans across the US.
Ending the Boko Haram insurgency is the last hurdle in Nigeria's race against polio
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in America. But there may be ways to study the stress response and figure out who is most at risk.
Despite awareness of the importance of hand washing, most people often fail to do it properly.
Conflict happens far too frequently between the parents of very sick children and hospital teams.
Oxygen is vital for life, so much so that cells can sense when there isn't enough and adapt almost instantly. So how do they do it? The winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology figured it out.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren't always sure what they're eating.
Here are some immediate actions need to be made to avoid the unprecedented youth vaping epidemic in Indonesia.
Drunk without drinking? Liver damage without drinking? Gut bacteria might be the cause.