Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine analyzed the hepatitis C prescriptions from 2,342 patients in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey that were submitted between November 2014 and April 2015 to a large specialty pharmacy that serves the region

Quick Read

Happy #WorldToiletDay!

November 19, 2015

Today is World Toilet Day, a chance to think about the billions of people in the world who don’t have toilets. People like me. Here’s what it’s like to live without one

Quick Read

Well that’s ironic. As if to mark World Antiobiotic Awareness Week, antibiotic resistance just got a whole lot scarier. Resistance genes identified in China suggests we could soon see bacteria that are resistant to every known type of antibiotic, and these genes have already been found in bacteria infecting people

Quick Read

The price of drugs is the U.S. public’s top health-care concern in opinion polls, and the 2016 presidential candidates are increasingly paying attention

Quick Read

You, Only Better

November 16, 2015

Is “biohacking” just a fad? Or can data-driven diets help us become an improved, happier species?

Quick Read

‘These Babies Keep Dying’

November 10, 2015

Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths

Quick Read

The University of Colorado School of Medicine announced Friday that it was returning a $1 million gift from Coca-Cola after it was revealed that the money had been used to establish an advocacy group that played down the link between soft drinks and obesity

Quick Read

“Ebola is gone everywhere — except here,” Mr. Fofana told the nearly 300 people gathered around him. “The eyes of the world are on Tana village.”

Quick Read