For millions of girls and women, menstruation is a burden. Here's why helping displaced and poor women and girls with their periods is a way to show true respect for them.
The CBO analysis of the new health care bill not only shows that tens of millions would lose insurance. It is a major shift in this country's attitudes and policies toward helping the poor.
Poor experiences in childhood can have a lifelong effect on health. How can caregivers help prepare children to handle past and future trauma?
Pres. Trump has been saying for months that Obamacare will 'explode' on its own. He and HHS Secretary Tom Price have a lot of power to make it do so, thus making it appear that law was a failure.
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Fainting is a common but often misunderstood occurrence, and heat can bring it on. As summer approaches, here are some things to know about fainting, as well as some ways to prevent it.
Arguments about the AHCA showed deep disagreement on health care coverage. Could this move us toward universal coverage, which some say could be simpler? Don't hold your breath.
The health care bill recently passed by the House imposes big cuts to the underfunded Medicaid program. A new approach is needed, starting with the best ideas of both parties.
Yelp and Twitter can help us spot food poisoning outbreaks quickly. But a new study shows the data favor some communities over others.
Social media seem like a great way for new mothers to connect, but there are times when it's depressing. Here are some reasons new mothers may want to walk away from Facebook and connect in person.
Injuries to the throwing arm of young baseball players have been increasing for years. Studies that assess pitch count are helping, but there are also actions that parents and coaches can take.
How preexisting conditions came to be a condition for passage of the Republicans' health care law is a complicated tale. Insurers created the cost-saving technique, excluding millions over the years.
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
About one in three homeless people has a significant mental illness. Providing housing for them has proved to be a boost not only to them and their communities, but also to budgets. Here's why.
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
For many of the nation's poor, food and shelter are more important than health care. Questions of insurance coverage loom broadly, but another question lingers: how to treat the poor we do not see.
Coal miners are often romanticized in our society and held up as examples of hard-working Americans who deserve our respect. In reality, many retired miners could get the shaft this Friday.
Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here's how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
In planes, trains and cars, we increasingly entrust our lives to automated safety systems. It's time for medical technology to catch up.
You may not know anyone with an infectious disease covered by the immunizations on the 2017 list of recommended vaccines. Here's why that doesn't matter, and why children still need to be protected.
Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
Loneliness is a major cause of health problems, and many programs have aimed to alleviate it among the elderly. But it might be wise to treat loneliness at its roots, which for many is in childhood.