Policy

A global pandemic treaty—a health plan on par with nuclear
and climate deals—is now in the works. Does it stand a chance?

Medical journals have a blind spot when it comes to race. But a blueprint for change is beginning to emerge.

Women surgeons face discrimination, harassment, and difficult personal choices—frustrations examined in a spate of new studies.

The new, tuition-free school from Kaiser Permanente opened last year with a mission of community engagement. Dean Mark Schuster explains how it went.

Public trust in science has declined, and its skeptics are more vocal than ever. Can a new openness around scientific failures change that?

The technology could benefit people with disabilities—but only with design and policy changes that improve access and useability.

If a simple latch breaks, a lifesaving device could be down for months. Should hospitals be allowed to fix their machines themselves?

An unconventional new model makes industry meetups a key part of medical device regulation.

Not everyone stands to benefit from digital care. How can we change that?

Who most deserves a medical device? A brief history of an impossible conversation.

Can the embattled reform law adapt to a newer model of health care?

The critical shortage of organs isn’t going away. Revising the current guidelines about who should be a donor—and who should be a recipient—might save lives.

Top Stories

Genomic analysis details how SARS-CoV-2 spread through Boston.

They represent a small minority of victims. But their illness could hold valuable lessons about how COVID-19 works—and how to stop it.

A pristine record of toxic exposures and psychological trauma rests in a child’s mouth—if only it can be decoded.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.