Biomedical science assumes that people want to live as long as possible. They don't.
A newly discovered coronavirus — but not the one that causes COVID-19 — has made some dogs very sick.
Scientists are using bioelectronic medicine to treat inflammatory diseases, an approach that capitalizes on the ancient "hardwiring" of the nervous system.
Could we have predicted COVID-19 through social media trends?
What lies in store for humanity? Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains how different life will be for your descendants—and maybe your future self, if the timing works out.
The researchers say their findings support the idea that low biodiversity in modern living environments could lead to "uneducated" immune systems.
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Researchers from the University of Toronto published a new map of cancer cells' genetic defenses against treatment.
The images were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and show how prolific coronavirus can become in a mere four days.
Despite Boseman's young age, this cancer is increasingly common in people under 50.
On the list of animals at risk are several endangered species.
One reason to suspect you have COVID-19 may be the order in which the symptoms appear.
The human body is endlessly fascinating.
A nasty disease might not be able to travel around much longer.
As a doctor, I am reminded every day of the fragility of the human body, how closely mortality lurks just around the corner.
The physical action of handwashing plus the properties of soap is a one-two punch for the virus.
Most homes are using insufficient methods to determine when chicken is done cooking and safe to eat.
Should pharmaceutical companies pay people for their plasma? Here's why paid plasma is a hot ethical issue.
Understanding the math behind social distancing.
A mission is planned for just three weeks from now, but NASA has a plan.
An epidemiologist explains.
Answer: You don't want to get either.
How to actually help a person who's ill? Don't be afraid to be funny, says Jeannie Gaffigan.