Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
In the United States, presidential candidates are discussing reparations for the descendants of enslaved men and women.
You probably know about the collection of microorganisms that live in, on and around us. But did you know that not everyone in society has equal access to them? That needs to change.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Lessons from a study of sickle cell and employment.
Smallpox is the only disease to be eradicated through sustained human effort. Many of these volunteers were women who defied social norms to save lives in India.
Twenty years after a landmark report on preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals, is the medical profession doing better?
Many migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods. Recently, a lot of attention has focused on gluten. An expert explains how a piece of bread can cause pain in your head.
One in six US adults binge drinks, consuming about seven drinks per binge. A new study can predict which mice are hardwired to binge drink. Is it possible to do the same for humans?
Turkey has become easier to produce over the years, making it easier on American wallets – with some environmental benefits as well.
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.