Precision medicine allows doctors to select treatments based on a genetic understanding of the patient’s disease. Its potential impact is huge, reducing side effects, treatment times and ...
Research shows poor quality care in low and middle-income countries is probably killing more people than having no access to care at all
Powerful data analytics are paving the way to a more patient-centric and productive healthcare system
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People with traumatic brain injuries are more likely to be violent, more likely to go to prison at a younger age, yet little research exists on brain injury among female prisoners.
Over half a million cases are still diagnosed a year worldwide, but recent major advances in testing are a promising sign that cervical cancer may one day be a thing of the past.
There’s a vast microbial community living within our bodies that most of us know little about. But that may be about to change as scientists make exciting breakthroughs in the field of mi...
Working together, we can strengthen our ability to detect, respond, mitigate, recover, and prevent infectious disease threats
Obesity is one of the most controversial health topics, and new research shows it even has knock-on effects in the workplace.
The overuse of antibiotics have led to the rise of nigh-untreatable superbugs. This new method of fighting illnesses could be groundbreaking.
We rely on salt to de-ice roads but it’s increasing the salinity of rivers and lakes and harming aquatic ecosystems.
Gene therapies could offer long-term fixes for a host of incurable illnesses, but some people's immune systems react badly to them. Researchers are looking for ways to help the treatments...
Our immune systems are remarkable defenders of our bodies against illness, but could they could also teach us some valuable lessons for how we work and live?
From diabetes to Ebola outbreaks, our planet’s population is vulnerable to any number of serious health risks. Here are some of the main ones.
Looking at disease on a molecular level is driving the trend towards treatment tailored to the individual patient.