The Food and Drug Administration approved two genetic treatments for sickle cell disease, including one that uses gene-editing. The approvals offer hope for patients and signal a new medical era.
To lower drug prices, the Biden administration is looking to assert its authority to license drug patents that rely on government-funded research to drugmakers that would offer cheaper medicines.
A new study finds only about 1/3 of people who could benefit from statin medications — which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes among people at risk — are taking them.
More than half say they're not taking new patients, in a new survey. They report their existing patients need more attention for complex problems, and many keep months-long waitlists.
A small study found that electrically stimulating an area deep in the brain allowed people with severe traumatic brain injuries to complete a cognitive test more quickly.
A study suggests that deep brain stimulation can improve focus and attention in people recovering from a traumatic brain injury. This could offer a path for those living with debilitating impairments.
A growing number of doctors have stopped recommending weight loss when they see patients, arguing that it can be counterproductive.
One common decongestant, phenylephrine, was found ineffective this fall. Doctors are skeptical about the rest of the over-the-counter cold cures lineup.
Weight-loss medications tamp down hunger — often dramatically — causing some people to lose the pleasure of communing over food at a festive family meal.
When a writer started suffering from near-constant fatigue, his doctors were stumped at first. Here's his journey to understand and live with hypothyroidism, a disease that affects millions.
The National Institutes of Health has been reluctant to use its leverage as a biomedical research funder to influence drug pricing. Sen. Bernie Sanders is pressing NIH's new director to take action.
The latest Lancet Countdown, an annual analysis from the prestigious medical journal, underscores the vast and growing costs of fossil fuel burning on health.
A new book argues that the arts have a role to play in shaking up the status quo in the American health care system and creating 'desperately needed culture change.'
A new survey finds more people are surviving lung cancer and racial disparities are shrinking. But unless it's caught early, lung cancer still has a low survival rate.
Falling is the top cause of injury for older adults and even mild hearing loss can increase the risk. But consistently wearing hearing aids may improve balance and prevent falls, a study finds.