Access to health care has long been considered to be a human right. It was formally declared in 1946 when the heads of states wrote the constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO). But more than 70 years after the fact, the global community still
Although women and men share many similar health challenges throughout their lifetimes, women are not necessarily healthier. Some conditions that only women experience—such as pregnancy, ovarian cancer, or the abnormal growth of the uterus called endometriosis— can become great health risks.
From smart inhalers to injections to wearables, researchers are finding new ways to improve asthma treatment.
Technologies such as wearable robotics and virtual reality provide options to help stroke survivors get moving again.
Water on Earth—in our oceans, rivers, lakes, and wetlands—might seem plentiful, but water that is clean and safe enough to drink actually isn’t so abundant.
In early September—when the rains from Hurricane Harvey finally subsided in Houston, Texas—Seth Pedersen loaded up his pickup truck with sample collection kits, waders, rubber boots, buckets, and a small aluminum fishing boat. Pedersen, a second year graduate student in environmental engineering at Rice University, was on a mission to test the water in homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
Researchers are developing a myriad of ways to deliver CO to treat sickle cell anemia, lung disease and more.