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Preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities say they are finding fewer deer ticks.
Two women diagnosed with the disease after staying at The Sands Resort for three days are suing the hotel.
Long before it became one of the hottest diets in America, the ketogenic diet was used for patients with epilepsy, and it often works -- but it's extraordinarily challenging to...
In a recent report, a pediatrician unpacks the power of play in enhancing development in young children and teaching them how to manage stress, while simultaneously fostering safe, stable and...
The researchers find that they can use drugs to mimic the effects of exercise in mice with Alzheimer's disease -- but it will be years before that could possibly happen...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics aren't in agreement on which influenza vaccine to give children.
The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in the appeal of the two-year jail sentence given to Cayla Plasse.
From hacking to terrorism, and our polarized world, it’s going to take a radical rethink of everything to survive this century, says historian and best-selling author Yuval Harari. He’s with...
The study concluded that state-mandated nurse staffing ratios for ICU patients that began in 2016 have had little effect on mortality or complications.
More than 3 million Americans suffer from stuttering. There's no cure, but some treatments can help minimize the effect.
A nationwide initiative is trying to connect inmates to mental health care and keep them from landing back in jail.
"I can't drink the water, I can't do the laundry," one resident said at a packed meeting Monday.
People my age talk about trading in their homes for a two-bedroom condo, writes Maribeth McKeon Sanabria. But that doesn't appeal to my husband and me -- we want to...
Black men make up less than 7 percent of students enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Why?
"I think a lot of students who are very high-achieving have this mind-set that the less sleep you get, the cooler you are," one student says.
With an LVAD heart device, it's a classically complex medical decision: Statistically, you’re likely to do better, but there’s a serious chance you’ll be made seriously worse.
There are relatively few doctors and dentists in North Carolina from minority backgrounds.
New Hampshire's state epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Chan joined WBUR's Jack Lepiarz to discuss the outbreak.
Some medical schools are finding ways to teach students about religion and how it can play a role between doctors and patients.
People borrow to survive, or because they are told it will help them do better, writes Janna Malamud Smith. And before they know it they’re trapped.