health & medicine
The federal government is rethinking how much fluoride should be put in drinking water. Anti-fluoridation activists feel vindicated.
The U.S. Army is testing a new vaccine for Malaria. Someone had to be willing to try it.
An artist and a scientist have teamed up to create art out of an unlikely medium: bacteria.
In South Africa, the government puts limits on life-sustaining kidney dialysis and doctors are tasked with deciding who lives and who dies. This is the story of two patients -- and the committee that determined their fates.
The United Kingdom tries to direct health care resources where they'll make the biggest impact. But the agency responsible is under fire.
With big, bipartisan support, the Senate just passed a new food safety bill. The actual costs of the bill may be underestimated.
With easily preventable illnesses killing thousands of children every day, discarded hotel soaps can make the difference between health and deadly illness.
Public health officials struggle to understand epidemics like the cholera outbreak in Haiti, including the social forces behind them.
Patients with life-threatening diseases are finding communities online. But what happens when people take their health information into their own hands online?
A new ad campaign tries to shock and horrify smokers into quitting. Embarrassment could be a stronger motivator.