Millions of Americans languish with elusive or poorly understood diseases. New genetic research — and some humility from doctors — might help.
A century ago, a wondrous substance promised to cure disease and revolutionize consumer goods. Then young workers started falling horribly ill.
Why do studies of the effects of reproduction on a woman’s body come to such wildly different conclusions? We want the answer to be simple, but it isn’t.
A program tracking the health of North Korean refugees rests on the premise that someday, health care will once again be a shared responsibility.
Modern critics worry about the consequences of bringing extinct species back. The Nazis weren't so concerned in their quest to bring back the aurochs.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teams of researchers are busy looking for the next deadly virus. The odds are not in their favor.
The mysterious affliction called PANDAS, in which children’s behavior changes after an illness, is scary, but is it real? Doctors are divided.
Leather processing is big business in Bangladesh, India, and other parts of the developing world, where regulations are lax and poisons run freely.
Mitochondrial replacement therapy has unlocked new possibilities for parents hoping to conceive. But some experts say things are moving too fast.
Amid government ignorance and equivocal science, Flint residents mold their lives around perpetual crisis and endless unanswerable questions.