Policy

Burnout, the pandemic and other pressures have sent record numbers of health care workers rushing for the exits. What would make them stay?

Data altruism sounds like a good idea. But can the strategy effectively be put into practice?

Experts comment on “The Trust Crisis” and call for rebuilding trust within health care.

New digital and hybrid approaches to clinical trials are quickly gaining ground. Are they moving too fast?

More and more, international research partnerships are hamstrung by politics. Sir Peter Gluckman from the International Science Council explains why they must persevere.

Is the current spike in highway deaths connected to more widespread cannabis use? Testing obstacles have stood in the way of knowing for sure. That may soon change.

An architect explores the foibles and potential of modern hospital design, in conjunction with a running exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt museum.

Since its arrival in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has already passed a dozen “million” milestones. Together, they tell a story that is far from over.

Patients with terminal cancer now have more treatment options. Will that help or hurt?

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.

Top Stories

To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

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.