The U.S. Institute of Medicine has increased the recommended levels of vitamin D that people need in order to stay healthy.
Giant African rats spotted hundreds of TB-positive sputum samples that a standard microscope test missed on first pass, researchers report in the December American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G.
For thousands of years, philosophers have gappled with the ideas of determinism and free will. Does human nature abide by the laws of physics — that actions are no more than reactions?
A new analysis shows the presence of a probable carcinogen in the tap water of 31 cities across the country, raising questions about possible risks posed to consumers and how they can reduce their exposure.
As less invasive cosmetic treatments such as Botox come within financial reach for an increasing number of patients, concerns are growing about who is performing these procedures and whether they are being done safely.
The cholera outbreak in Haiti is part of a worldwide pandemic that began 50 years ago. Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G.
In an op-ed published by the Los Angeles Times, Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention, and “myHealthyPeople,” a new challenge for technology application developers.