Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
People caught and died from plague long before it caused major epidemics like the Black Death in the middle ages. Could what scientists call cultural resistance be what kept the disease under control?
More health care workers are needed to work in Veterans Administration hospitals across the country.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
How much fiber is needed during recovery from small bowel obstruction surgery, and when should it be adjusted?
Naloxone is safe, non-addictive, effective, and can help prevent opioid deaths. More people should have access to it.
A new study looks at whether deaths by suicide could be lowered with mental health care. To a small degree, yes. But a look at the costs suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths.
Weeks before 4-year-old Paul Petersen's surgery to close a hole in his stomach, he lost coverage. The administration's latest enforcement of the Affordable Care Act burdened many Idaho Medicaid recipients, as a million kids nationwide lost coverage.
Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million people in the US, and not all of them can be helped by CPAP machines. A surgeon explains a device he and others have been studying that shows promising results.
The American Heart Association offers 5 tips to eat healthier during the holiday season.