Why Aren't States Doing More to Lower the Cost of Insulin?
Insulin pricing is yet another case where state lawmakers can choose whether or not to save the lives of their constituents.
Colorado Just Capped the Price That Insurers Can Charge Patients for Insulin. Who Will the Law Help?
A wide swath of Americans report using less insulin than they're prescribed because of cost concerns.
Schools That Emphasize Diversity Produce Healthier Students
African Americans tend to have poorer health than whites. New research suggests a more welcoming atmosphere in school could make a difference early in life.
The Former Dentist Uncovering Sugar's Rotten Secrets
University of California–San Francisco researcher Cristin Kearns dropped a promising career at the Kaiser Foundation to dig through sugar industry archives for a smoking gun. With help from the man who brought down Big Tobacco, she’s now proving that Big Sugar steered scientists away from looking at the ingredient’s harmful effects.
How Scientific Progress Is Changing the Stem Cell Debate
The morality of human embryonic stem cell research has long been contentious, but new discoveries could end the controversy.
Survive and Thrive: How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care, Part III
Type 1 diabetes management is hard work, and any misstep could spell disaster. New advances in Big Data could ease the burden.
Survive and Thrive: How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care, Part II
Inside the promising marriage between data and health care: How health quantification could alleviate Parkinson's symptoms and improve the lives of Type 1 diabetics.
Survive and Thrive: How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care, Part I
It's becoming easier to track health data for our own casual use. But for some people—like Ph.D student Maria Qadri, a Type 1 diabetic—it could have a huge impact on quality of life.
Why Is Type 1 Diabetes Rising Among America's Youth?
New data shows that the incidence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is growing among young Americans. But the rise of Type 1 remains mostly a mystery.
Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels
In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.
Making It Personal: Geneticist Michael Snyder Puts a Face on Personalized Medicine
The single participant in a groundbreaking—and controversial—study is forcing clinicians to confront the thorny ethical issues surrounding the sequencing of individual genomes to offer a glimpse at what the future of medicine may look like.