Addiction significantly alters the brain, drawing drug users into its irresistible chemistry. Treatment, then, can't block the high.
Pay for performance seems simple: Give doctors financial incentives to improve care. So what's taking so long?
A cadaver, an anatomist and a press of onlookers in a sixteenth century engraving inspire a twenty-first century verse.
Biofilms are microbial metropolises: teeming, diverse and, when attached to surgical implants, nearly impossible to subdue.
In its second year, Proto ponders and probes new and intriguing medicine by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
On vague nerve stimulation and autism.
Bioresorbable ink could be the answer for those regretting tattoos.
A doctor discusses the promise and problems of advanced medical technology in places as far-flung as Bhutan and Mars.
1,440 is the average number of ambulances each day turned away from an ER at maximum capacity.
On the Massachusetts plan to require that everyone be insured.
Medical bloggers discuss their fears and worries.
Two studies aimed at gauging the effectiveness of blood substitutes in helping trauma victims spark controversy with the FDA.
During surgery, dozens of sponges are placed in the body. One company wants to ensure that they all make it out.
Surgeons report on which songs help them get pumped in the operating room.
Frustrated aid workers in remote parts of the world could benefit from these technologies.
After the panic, the author of our article on avian flu discusses developments in the story.
Early births, an on/off switch for pain and navigating a rat’s memory.
It took a head-on collision to come up with the stethoscope.
A photographer examines the lives of adults who care for their parents.