Telltale protein clumps absorb more light than healthy tissue
For many conditions, marijuana's effectiveness remains uncertain
White House’s move to develop customized care prompts worries about data security and informed consent
The new line of communication prompts rethinking of neurologic disease
Needle exchanges, which exist in 34 states, are gaining wider acceptance as health officials nationwide have expressed alarm at the surge in opiate abuse
Emerging data support minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, but hospital administrations are reluctant to adopt them
Professional "free divers" have no trouble holding their breath for minutes at a time. What stops us from doing the same? In this episode, Scientific American's Katherine Harmon--and Katherine Harmon--explore the limits of human physiology.
West African physicians confront the same dangers as foreign health workers, but unlike their counterparts they do not receive emergency evacuations if they fall victim to the Ebola virus