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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

After decades of disappointment, researchers think they’re finally on track to unleash the first practical vaccine against malaria, one of […]

For The First Time, 50 Percent Of Americans Say U.S. Should Legalize Pot

Since Gallup started asking Americans in 1969 whether use of marijuana should be legal, most have said no. But in […]

Making Sense of Your Medical Math

In their new book, Your Medical Mind: How To Decide What Is Right For You, oncologist Jerome Groopman and his […]

Vaccinations Can Be Money-Losers For Doctors

Vaccines vanquished smallpox and have the polio virus on the run. And immunizations recommended routinely in the U.S. help protect […]

Disease Detective Hot On The Trails Of Anthrax And Cholera

Ten years after the anthrax attacks and three years after the FBI named a chief suspect in the case, speculation […]

Uneven Global Progress On Treatment Of Mental Illness

Four years ago, the influential medical journal The Lancet ran six papers and assorted editorials on mental illnesses. The themed […]

Kids As Young As 4 Can Be Diagnosed, Treated For ADHD

Doctors can and should be evaluating their young patients for ADHD as early as age 4, according to new guidelines […]

Look Who’s Going Gluten-Free

Gluten-free isn’t just for natural foodies anymore. It’s gone mainstream. So much so, it’s even been embraced by restaurateur Thomas […]

Amid Breast Cancer Month, Is There Pink Fatigue?

It’s October and one color dominates the landscape: pink, the color of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer fundraising […]

Administration Drops Long-Term Care Provision Of Overhaul

After a 19-month review, the Obama administration has concluded that it can’t implement the CLASS Act, the community-based long-term care […]

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