A federal advisory committee has approved an over-the-counter HIV test, acknowledging the need for new tools against an epidemic driven largely by people who unknowingly infect others.
For a quarter of a century, gene therapy has been stymied. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have convincingly shown that they can overcome what had been formidable obstacles.
More than 10,000 people around the region will take a fitness-inducing midday stroll today to mark National Walk @ Lunch Day. Half of them will be walking laps around Rittenhouse Square.
There's good news and bad news on treating bug bites. The bad: antihistamines like Benadryl don't help much. The good: You probably don't need treatment, anyway.
Research published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that, over the last 40 years, young people have become increasingly focused on money and fame while caring less about politics, their communities, or the environment.
Women struggling with bulimia are usually within a normal weight range, so they may be able to hide their eating disorder for years.
A psychologist's daughter's encounter with a doctor led to a field of research that's changing medical education. It's important because patients are more likely to follow the instructions of a doctor they see as empathetic.
When Rush Limbaugh called law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" last week, it caused an uproar and raised a scientific question - why is it so hard to imagine using the same word to insult a man?
A recent Harvard School of Public Health study suggesting that food packaging might be compromising the effectiveness of your child's vaccines has rocked parents and pediatricians nationwide.
Four dogs treated for blindness may give scientists a leg up in taking on a common form of blindness, called retinitis pigmentosa, in humans.
The world likely will survive beyond Dec. 12, but the Mayans definitely had advanced ideas on time.
The vaunted Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania ushered in the new year by becoming the latest employer to resolve not to hire smokers.
Scholars have proposed a number of explanations for the muscle weakness and other ailments that plagued the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.