Historic portraits of revered scientists and doctors can be found all over medical schools and universities — and, as it happens, most feature white men. Some say this sends the wrong message.
Even well-intended comments about weight and dieting can actually harm children. Here's advice for how to set kids up for a healthy life and a positive self-image.
The majority are Inuit. They laugh about it but also take it seriously. One says such talk is "extremely imperialistic and should not be something that we hear world leaders say in 2019."
Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato--kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study learn their secrets.
Scientists around the world are working to correct a problem with genetic health information — too much of it is currently based on samples of Europeans.
A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for human diseases.
Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.
Oregon’s public health departments are urging doctors to be on the lookout for respiratory illness among people who vape or use electronic cigarettes.
The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.
How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.