Testing companies have revealed little about how their products perform in minors. That could be a problem.
For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.
Researchers at DeepMind say they have solved “the protein folding problem,” a task that has bedeviled scientists for more than 50 years.
People who already have dental problems may see them aggravated by encounters with the coronavirus, some experts suggest.
With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.
The test relies on a nose swab and can be run in just 30 minutes. But it requires a prescription, and has not been evaluated in asymptomatic people.
The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.
Airline passengers must present negative antibody test results before boarding. Scientists consider it a largely useless way to curb disease transmission.
A new Medicare program aims to increase the proportion of patients using home dialysis and receiving transplants.
Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.
Recent studies have created doubts about an agent in cytokine storms, and suggest that treatments for it may not help.
Scientists at Columbia University have developed a treatment that blocks the virus in the nose and lungs, is inexpensive and needs no refrigeration.
A head-to-head comparison of lab and rapid coronavirus tests drew mixed reactions from experts, who raised concerns about accuracy.
Instead of addressing genetic mutations, the Crispr machinery prompted cells to lose entire chromosomes.
Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.
New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.
A study in Mali suggests that malaria parasites hide out during the dry season by altering the properties of red blood cells.
False negatives are not the only troublesome outcome of a faulty coronavirus test.
A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.
They appear to be a fourth pair of large salivary glands, tucked into the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat.
President Trump’s recent tests are a reminder that although many products exist, none test for infectiousness.
Dutch researchers say the “impact was real,” adding to hopes that doctors will learn more about factors contributing to preterm birth.
Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election. But heed these two guidelines.
For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”
The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests “illegal.”
Emergency-use authorizations, a formerly obscure corner of regulatory law, have become a centerpiece of the government’s response to the pandemic.
Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.
The expert in positive psychology has a few simple ideas for sustaining mental well-being as Covid-19 continues.
Several recent studies shed light on the pandemic preoccupations of sleepers.
Federal officials relied too heavily on the tests, then took the results for granted, experts say.
The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.
The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.
In a new study, psychologists tried to get a handle on the personality types that might be prone to outlandish beliefs.
A week of talks, panels and discussions seeks to counter an impression “that this talent pool just does not exist.”
As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.
The new guidelines underscore the fact that a vaccine is highly unlikely before the election.
New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss.
The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to misinformation on social media. But resources have emerged to help them learn to discern true from false.
Scientists float a provocative — and unproven — idea: that masks expose the wearer to just enough of the virus to spark a protective immune response.
“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.”
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people.
Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.
Workplaces have grown steadily less friendly to older employees, and the pandemic has pushed more of these workers from the labor market.
A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.
While microscopic and little known, predatory bacteria are among the world’s fiercest and most effective hunters.
The chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous.
The speech disorder can play havoc with sociability, relationships, even identity, but there are ways to handle it.
Inspired by a mother’s question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.