Sea change in medical consensus
TIME Explains: The Meningitis Outbreak at Princeton University
Seven cases of a rare form of meningitis were reported on Princeton University’s campus. Here’s what you need to know.
Why You Might Skip Cancer Screening if You’re Older
Cancer rates go up with age, but more experts are suggesting that older people might be better off without regular screening for the disease.
Southern Afghanistan Goes A Full Year Without New Polio Cases
Officials still concerned about polio in eastern province
Study: Vitamin D Supplements Don’t Protect Against Fractures
Keeping bones strong may take more than popping a few pills, according to the latest research.
Overdoing Bone Density Testing
Testing can be a good way to detect potential medical problems before they cause illness, but occasionally such vigilant monitoring can be too much of a good thing.
How to Survive a Heat Wave
It’s July, and it’s hot. But with parts of the country expected to swelter under triple digit temperatures, public health officials say it’s important to heed the heat.
What Roller Derby Can Teach Us about Our Germs
Researcher and former skater Jessica Green wanted to test how microbes are spread by contact. What better way to do so than via a sport with plenty of contact?
Can Aspirin Keep Skin Cancer At Bay?
Zit Zapper: How (Good) Bacteria Could Be the Answer to Clear Skin
It’s one of the crueler realities of teendom — some kids are plagued with monster zits and problem skin, while others tend to sail through adolescence with nary a blemish.
A New Leash on Infections: Dog That Sniffs Out a Deadly Superbug
Beagles are known as good hunters. So why not send them in search of deadly bacteria?
Power Up, Slim Down: Mobile Apps May Help With Weight Loss
Even for older adults who aren’t tech-savvy, simple digital tools and occasional phone support can dramatically improve weight-management success – and at a fraction of the cost of intensive one-on-one counseling.
Anderson Cooper’s Eyeburn: How Common Is Eye Damage From The Sun?
What you should know about sun damage to your eyes.