Bill that would prohibit parents from not vaccinating their kids passes state senate

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In high-crime areas, hospital responders work to keep patients safe after they’re discharged back into the neighborhood

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Only around 5 percent of practicing physicians are black, compared with more than 13 percent of Americans overall

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Health care and its availability are important drivers of public health, but everyone knows behavior is a big deal, too. Over the past 50 years, Americans have quit smoking, started driving safer cars, put on weight, and bought more guns

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The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn (£1.3bn) innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics

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Baboons’ preference to spend time with similar personality types was revealed in a study of wild chacma baboons in Namibia. It found that the monkeys typically associate with other baboons based on personality type, age, rank and propensity to generate or use information

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What would make a smoker more likely to quit, a big reward for succeeding or a little penalty for failing? That is what researchers wanted to know when they assigned a large group of CVS employees, their relatives and friends to different smoking cessation programs

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Nature Biotechnology asks selected members of the international community to comment on the ethical issues raised by the prospect of CRISPR-Cas9 engineering of the human germline

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