It‘s serious research disguised as diet fad: the notion that special tissue—which not everyone has—can help burn off pounds.
For tumors, it‘s a grow-or-die world, and a renewed focus on cell metabolism aims to deprive them of the fuel they must have.
“Large molecule” therapies, tailored to home in on otherwise untreatable ills, have become medicine‘s hottest commodity.
Many doctors and patients still swear by an annual visit. But this expensive habit may not be the best way to head off disease.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana examine the future of the physical exam.
Proto readers share their thoughts on CPR, avian flu and testosterone therapy.
Researchers have discovered 93 strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a cave in New Mexico.
Economist Larry Summers argues that, despite the need to limit government spending overall, health research must remain a top priority.
Silk‘s strength makes it an asset in the medical field.
Hospitals around the nation have adopted ways to help alleviate delays in operating rooms.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection skeletal museum. We pay it a visit.
Photos of the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection skeletal museum.
By instituting “disclosure, apology and offer” policies, hospitals have seen a drop in malpractice lawsuits.
Two doctor-bloggers caution the side effect of using medical smartphone apps as diagnosis tools.
Researchers may have discovered a way to restore vocal cords using a polymer found in moisturizing creams.
Who will be the first to tap the potential of brown fat?
Researchers are taking two paths toward the same goal: a blood test for depression.
A drug approved for type 2 diabetes may also target cancer’s wayword metabolism.
The author undergoes her first ultrasound, her anxiety heightened by her past as a genetic counselor.