House legislation designed to expand patient access to experimental therapies is likely to be voted on again this week.
March is Colorectal Cancer Month, a good time to learn about prevention.
Doctors gave me plenty of information but not much help about when to make this decision.
Lawsuits and complaints about sexual harassment are piling up in the health-care industry as women take on doctors, peers and co-workers.
Alexander disease affects mental and physical development, and few survive beyond 10.
When someone repeatedly asks about a deceased relative or friend, fibbing can be the gentlest approach.
The experiment involved nearly 150 infants and, among other objects, an animated cup, an umbrella and a smiley face.
A woman was diagnosed with bad acid reflux until a family link revealed something much more unusual.
The March 26 event at Busboys and Poets is organized by DC Science Cafe.
Robert Redfield, a virologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, has no apparent experience running a governmental public health agency.
Jupiter’s swirling cloud formations, Mars, the super blue blood moon and more.
Abu Zarin Hussin, a Malaysian firefighter, was propelled to Internet fame after British tabloids published false stories saying he had married his pet snake.
The National Academy of Sciences report, the first of its kind in more than 40 years, finds legal abortions are “safe and effective.”
“I feel like he's going to come back. But I know he's not going to come back,” Marquel Brumley's sister said.
Spending a year in space did not make the NASA astronaut a mutant.
Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says making cigarettes less addictive could save millions of lives over the coming years.
"We’re dealing with some very early evidence of the evolution of fundamental human capabilities very early in our species,” researcher Rick Potts said.
“This is a breakthrough paper,” one expert in ancient DNA says of the new findings, which identified Denisovan genes in Southeast Asia.
But anyone can play March Mammal Madness, a bracket that features animals in imaginary battles. Among this year's fights: maned rat vs. platypus.
Listen to scientists' first-ever recording of thunder within the ash cloud of a volcanic eruption.
How a prescription wiped out one woman’s health reimbursement account, raising questions about prescription drug price tags and about how health care professionals deal (or don’t) with medical costs.
A nationwide shortage of injectable opioid painkillers has left hospitals scrambling to find alternatives — in some cases leading to dosage mistakes that may harm patients.
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the problems that are making congressional efforts to pass legislation to stabilize the individual insurance market a long shot.
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration stated its intent Thursday to require tobacco companies to cut nicotine levels in their products to make them less addictive. Stripping cigarettes of addictive power could lead an estimated 5 million adults to quit smoking within a year of the plan.