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Jared Lee Loughner, who is accused of critically wounding a U.S. congresswoman, fits the profile of a mentally unstable youth.

The concept once seemed futuristic: medical decision-making hinged on an individual’s genetic makeup rather than population statistics. But today, the hope of personalized medicine is being pursued at labs around the world, most drastically shaping the field of oncology.

The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an intense debate over whether incendiary political talk is a real danger or merely vivid political rhetoric.

The World Health Organization will start vaccinating Haitians against cholera in April. Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Walter G. Ross Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences…

Amir Afkhami, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and assistant professor of Global Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services, authored an article on faith healing in Iraq.

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. Ross Professor and…

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.