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.

Trump Calls for an Immediate $1.2 Billion Cut to the National Institue of Health’s Budget

Both jobs and lives are put at risk if this funding is pulled.

3 hours ago

Older Women Are Getting Pregnant Thanks to a Radical New Menopause Treatment

Age may soon be just a number when it comes to conceiving.

4 hours ago

A Bacterium Could Be the Key to an Anti-Aging Pill for Humans

It already extends the lives of mice by 25%. We could be next.

5 hours ago

Research Shows That 40% of Cancers Are Entirely Preventable

In many ways, your life is in your own hands.

March 28, 2017

Getting Sleep, but Still Exhausted? Science Says You’re Not Alone.

Chronic fatigue can kill, but can we do anything about it?

March 28, 2017

Powdered Vaccines Could Potentially Save 100,000 Children Each Year

No need for needles.

March 25, 2017

One Woman’s Immortal Cells Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

These cells are the foundation of modern science, and you need to hear their story.

March 25, 2017

We’re About to Enter a New Era in Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

If new drugs and novel therapies fail, there are always robots.

March 23, 2017

A New Genetic Test Predicts If and When You’ll Develop Alzheimer’s

5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Will you have it, too?

March 22, 2017

A Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Just Prevented a Woman From Going Blind

The leading cause of vision loss could soon be a lot less common.

March 20, 2017
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