A recent salmonella outbreak, connected with pre-cut melon, has put the bacteria back in the news. Is there any bright side to salmonella?
Recently, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt directed staff to arrange for the purchase of a used mattress from a hotel. What's in a used mattress, anyway?
Trying to bring down that fever? Studies show that most fevers are actually integral to effective immune responses.
Modern baby food didn’t exist until 1928, when Daniel Gerber launched his first line of mass-produced canned strained peas for babies.
Research suggests that memories may alter the brain's architecture, forming new synapses and strengthening existing ones.
A patient was convinced that her runny nose indicated a deeper problem. She was right. Her case brought cerebrospinal fluid into the national spotlight.
Esquire, 1940: “Salads are really the man’s department... Only a man can make a perfect salad.”
Even though this physician pre-dated germ theory, he was able to track a London outbreak of cholera to one particular water pump.
Biologists suggest that evolution never stops, even for modern humans. This is especially true in parts of the developing world.
Henrietta Lacks's "immortal" cell line, called "HeLa," is used in everything from cancer treatments to vaccines. A new portrait memorializes her.