The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is officially over, but thousands of survivors are still experiencing health problems, including blindness, musculoskeletal pain and, in some cases, have remnants of the Ebola virus in bodily fluids.
Vincent DeVita Jr., former director of the National Cancer Institute, thinks we're not only winning the war on cancer, he hopes we may be able to turn some forms of the fatal disease into a chronic condition that can be managed.
Brazil's surge in microcephaly cases has been widely blamed on the Zika virus. Now some claim it might be caused by pesticides, or even vaccines. We asked an NIH expert to sort out what we know from what we don't.
As humans, we don't think of ourselves as being anything like fish — unless we're talking about those kids who seem to spend their whole summer in the pool. But paleontologists say we're a whole lot more closely linked to fish than you might think.
Dengue Fever is one of the biggest killers in tropical countries. It's carried by mosquitoes that have proven tough to eradicate, so now officials in Brazil are trying a new approach: mosquitoes that have been genetically modified.
Praying mantises are being recruited into vision research. That means a tiny version of the special specs you get when you watch a 3-D movie. It turns out the insects might help us design better 3-D vision tech.
Last year, Kate Mitchell became one of the 32 percent of US mothers who give birth via Cesarean section. Yet her intention was to avoid a C-section. Guidelines released in February outline steps to avoid unnecessary Cesarean sections, steps that hospitals and practitioners agree with. So why do Cesarean rates remain at all-time highs?
A research study last year showed that a simple antibiotic can reduce a severely malnourished child's chances of dying by nearly 40 percent. But getting that antibiotic to the children who need it is easier said than done.
Researchers and video game developers are collaborating to create video games to improve cognitive health, lead to better understanding of diseases — even change the whole approach to scientific discovery.
Scientists say a massive ice sheet in Antarctica is starting to collapse. It's not going to slide into the ocean over night, but rather over centuries. Still, it will fall, scientists say. It's gotten to the point it can't be stopped — and that means rising sea levels.