Accelerating the pace of engineering and science.
The contamination was found after the New York Times commissioned scientists at Baylor and Rice universities to collect and test the floodwaters.
Kids who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 are at much higher risk of developing behavioral and emotional troubles as adults, a new study finds.
The issue was brought home for Gawande, a surgeon and author, when his father was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer.
City officials are working to combat the outbreak, which has hit the city's homeless population and people with drug addiction hardest.
The findings advance our understanding of how the microbiome is linked to multiple sclerosis, and what potential treatments might be developed.
Many hospitals and doctors say Watson has had trouble learning about different types of cancer, according to an investigation by STAT.
Medical professionals across the country are taking cues from Harvey and past storms about how hospitals can better prepare for future natural disasters.
The breakdown of infrastructure in the Houston area, including water and sewage systems, is already causing some health problems.
From a deadly yellow fever outbreak in 1793 to the Galveston hurricane of 1900, early natural disasters have helped federal and local governments adapt.
Some of the very first evacuees from Harvey were newborns, flown from Corpus Christi to Fort Worth before the storm hit.
In 2015, the average age of first-time fathers was nearly 31, compared to almost 27 years old in 1972.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Regina Rodman, who has been busy treating people inside the shelter at Houston's convention center.
There were no new cases of yellow fever reported in Brazil last month, a change from earlier this year when the country reported more than 700 cases.
Life-threatening allergic reactions to foods have increased by five times over the last decade, according to a new analysis of private insurance claims by FAIR Health.
Heat can take a toll not only on roads, but also on drivers' rigs and even their own health.
A group of people genetically at risk of developing the disease are trying dietary and other changes to prevent, or at least delay, its onset.
Doctors are warning spectators not to look directly at the sun without protection during Monday's total eclipse.
Declaring a public health emergency in response to the opioid epidemic is a step that a handful of states have already taken.
The biannual Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey found that 8.2 percent of Kentucky high school sophomores had attempted suicide in the past year.
The state legislature is considering a bill which would require all middle and high schools to open at 8:30 a.m. or later. The measure would take full effect in 2020.