Health care

A popular option to help manage pain during childbirth in other countries gains traction in the U.S.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
Testers who wore these devices that track sweatiness found the data useful for monitoring emotions and managing stress.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Experts who studied the Zika epidemic discuss how to handle misinformation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Review study examines why people are suffering heart attacks during high intensity and endurance exercises such as marathons and triathlons.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A new study links clinicians being nice with patients feeling less pain when getting blood drawn.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
Study identifies having a fat tongue as a primary factor in the common sleep disorder.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Unvaccinated children who contracted the illness lost their immunity to many other infections.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Rats struggle to solve a maze after their uteruses are removed, raising questions about the impacts of the widespread procedure in humans.
Claire Cleveland, Contributor
We may be vulnerable, researchers warn after demonstrating a cyberattack on a CT scanner, highlighting the need for better security.
Claire Cleveland, Contributor
Checkpoint inhibitors lift the brakes on the immune system, but may join other new drugs in pressing the accelerator on health care costs.
James Gaines, Contributor
Growing families would benefit from a robust network of support following a baby's birth, researchers say.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor
Yes, a hospital superbug may be growing more tolerant to alcohol exposure -- but alcohol-based hand rubs still save millions of lives a year.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer