A new vaccine and other experimental drugs now are available to fight the outbreak. But first physicians must overcome the suspicions of a frightened populace.
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Here’s a guide to help you recognize the symptoms of migraines, understand why the signs are so often missed, and think about treatment options.
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format.
If you’re more Eeyore than Tigger when it comes to sports, reach out and elicit suggestions.
Don’t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify your home.
Eating more fish was tied to more lovemaking, and more babies.
When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin.
Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.
The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.
Politicians accused of abusing their sexual partners have put the community’s practices in the news.
The State Department said a U.S. government employee posted in Guangzhou had signs of possible brain injury. But it has not identified a cause.
Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.
William Tisdale’s GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical treatment for a fatal lung disease took off after his wife was killed in the Texas shooting.
A hospital demanded that a woman pay her bills before she could see her newborn twins, illustrating a plight that many face in the Chinese medical system.
The swimmer said in February that her former coach, Sean Hutchison, began grooming her at age 13 and abusing her at 16. He has denied the allegations.
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust.
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.
Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition.
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.
“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
The Trump administration’s proposal to bar certain federal funds from abortion providers has raised complicated questions about reproductive health care.
In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers.
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killings in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but there is “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you’re supposed to wait two weeks.
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.