Health & Medicine

Human history has been marked by an unending struggle against bacteria and disease, but each day brings us new research, getting us closer and closer to the cures. Here, we’ll track the research that is transforming our understanding of the human body and, ultimately, saving lives.

If smallpox breaks out, now we have a quick way to fight it.

July 16, 2018

A major health insurer released a report about opioids, and it has some encouraging news.

July 13, 2018

They can tell doctors a lot — not just about the bones themselves, but about the tissue surrounding them.

July 12, 2018

The rodents responded the same way to the light as they did to sound.

July 11, 2018

Alex Zhavoronkov uses artificial intelligence to research pharmaceuticals that might enhance the human lifespan.

July 11, 2018

They've developed a new way to get a heart to start beating again, no transplant required.

July 10, 2018

ASMR makes people feel more calm and excited, a new study suggests.

July 9, 2018

The bot can decrease patients' risk of infection and need for painkillers.

July 5, 2018

We deserve better nutrition research.

July 2, 2018

Amazon snaps up PillPack for a reported $1 billion.

June 29, 2018