In South Africa, practitioners of traditional medicine, including herbalists, midwives, and faith healers who claim to speak to ancestors, have historically practiced openly and freely. But the government now aims to formally register and regulate the estimated 250,000 self-described healers,…
By Corinne Segal
An artist-in-residence at a brain tumor research center visualizes the often-unseen issue in ink, paint and text.
By Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
Retail clinics, long seen as an antidote to more expensive doctor offices and emergency rooms, may actually boost medical spending by leading consumers to get more care, a new study shows.
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
These R2D2-esque robots ferry carts of stuff around the vast hospital complex — food, linens, medications, medical waste and garbage. And they do it more efficiently than humans.
By Corinne Segal
Today is the 258th day that Michael Broder has published a poem on HIV. The online collection, titled HIV Here & Now, is a yearlong project by Broder to publish one poem a day leading up to June 5,…
By Elisabeth Ponsot
Experts estimate there are thousands of methane leaks across the U.S., compounding the nation’s greenhouse gas inventory and foisting political pressure onto federal regulators to deal with the global warming contributor.
More than 60 schools in Detroit closed earlier this week after teachers called in sick in protest of rodent and mold problems.
By Fran Kritz, Kaiser Health News
The marketing strategy is intended to address a growing need among Latinos for kidney transplants.
Wearable health and fitness gadgets have broken into a sprint at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And no wonder: An estimated 500 million people worldwide now diligently record their steps and leaps. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien examines…
An investigation by The Wall Street Journal found that surgeries performed at so-called critical access hospitals in mostly rural areas carry a greater risk of complications than those at general hospitals. And financial incentives lead the small facilities to perform…
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