A staple of labor and delivery in Europe, nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is catching on in U.S. maternity units and birthing centers.
A young filmmaker has directed a documentary about deadly medical errors, an issue that his late father tackled as a pioneer of patient safety research.
Marilyn Alexander has benefited from a revolution in the treatment of multiple myeloma. She and her identical twin, Sharon, have paid it forward, raising money and helping other patients.
Women account for 58 percent of the14.7 million people in the U.S. living with COPD and 53 percent of those who die from it, according to the American Lung Association.
The Aspen Challenge asks high school students to come up with solutions to specific problems in their communities.
An estimated 1 in 10 women suffers from endometriosis. Yet the disease remains an enigma largely because awareness is lacking.
A $1 million award will help Temple University researchers explore the relationship between the heart and fat.
The sophisticated T-cell technology that has been amazingly effective against certain blood cancers has not worked well in solid tumors. But as researchers persist, there are glimmers of progress.
After implementing a new electronic alert system, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania saw its rehab referral rates jump from 12 percent to 75 percent.
Medications to treat hemophilia cost an average of more than $270,000 annually per patient. Examining the stubbornly high cost of these medications opens a window into why some prescription drugs in the U.S. have stratospheric prices.
Federal regulators on Tuesday let 23andMe become the first to market a test for three inherited BRCA gene mutations directly to consumers - no doctor's prescription needed. But there are lots of caveats.
Men are four times more likely than women to be diagnosed with HPV-related oral cancer. Why? Research points to something men have practically no control over: their immune response.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is gaining ground as a treatment for major depression - and potentially other conditions, too - that won't yield to traditional therapies. For this writer, it was a staircase out of a deep hole of misery and suicidal thoughts.