The barriers to becoming a doctor that many minorities face start early and last into medical school. The results include ongoing racial health disparities — and fewer black students applying to med school today than 40 years ago.
Federal records indicate that a North Carolina hospital restrained psych patients 800 hours out of every 1,000 hours. The hospital says it's not true, but declined to give us another estimate.
Antibiotics-resistant bacteria are growing due to evolution sped up by improper prescribing. They kill around 23,000 Americans each year, and we're running out of alternative treatments.
One type of antibiotic-related delirium results in seizures and involuntary muscle contractions, while another results in a state which resembles drug-induced psychosis from cocaine.
Happy Valentine's Day! We went through nearly 450 sex injuries in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to find the most common reasons for a sex-related visit to the emergency room.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already issued a level 2 travel advisory for Mexico, warning visitors to the region to take precautions while urging women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to stay away.
Body dysmorphic disorder is more than vanity — it's compared to obsessive compulsive disorder, but with higher rates of depression and suicide.
It came from Africa, it's spreading through the Americas, and it may turn out to be a big deal. What is Zika, what does it do to you, and how can you prevent exposure to it?
Although some countries are making progress toward lower childhood mortality, others are failing to reduce preventable deaths from diarrheal disease, respiratory illnesses, and neonatal conditions, according a new report.
A new report that examines national trends in drug use and mental health found that teens increasingly believe it isn't risky to occasionally use marijuana.
Researchers have long suggested that cannabis users who are predisposed to mental disorders are more likely to develop psychosis symptoms. Devan Fuentes found this out the hard way.
A small study that's the first of its kind in the United States suggests that children who identify as a gender other than they one they were born with are more likely to have Asperger syndrome than children in the general population.
Pharmacists in Oregon and California can now prescribe birth control, but some of America's top gynecologists want to know why it isn’t just sold over the counter.
After prompting Brazilian officials to worry that it was causing babies to be born with abnormally small heads and brains, the Zika virus has turned up in Puerto Rico. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory.
From the end of Ebola in West Africa to measles spreading at Disneyland, a grim medley of viral and bacterial infections made headlines this year.
Experts studying malaria in southeast Asia say the deadly parasite is once again growing resistant to current treatments, a development that could lead to 'catastrophic consequences.'
Martin Skhreli's infamous 5,000 percent price increase for an anti-parasitic drug had one positive effect: it outraged Americans enough for them to pay attention to the practices of an otherwise opaque pharmaceutical industry.
A major new study has found that while cancer rates are plateauing or decreasing in high-income countries, in the developing world they are increasing as lifestyles become more westernized.
Organ procurement organizations will seek a penis from a deceased donor who is about the same age as the transplant recipient and has the same skin tone. Size isn't a top priority.
For people with HIV, having consensual sex and even spitting on someone can be a felony, even when there's no chance of transmitting the virus to another person.