Underpaid doctors and dingy hospitals have created demand for better quality care in China’s health care system. The tech giant WeDoctor is looking to fill that gap by “unclogging bottlenecks in a Chinese health care market slated to hit 8 trillion yuan ($1.2 trillion) by…

Health care workers are exposed to manifold risks—overheating in a protective suit shouldn’t be one of them. Stanford researchers specializing in body temperature regulation developed a solution for Sierra Leone Ebola responders who struggled to work in hazmat suits for…

Machines that can find volatile organic compounds in human breath—gas-chromatography mass-spectrometers—have been around for awhile. But analyzing them is arduous and error-prone; reams of data on complex compounds must be analyzed by hand. To expedite the process,…

As the planet warms, economic, technological, and political obstacles hinder our chances of reducing the carbon released into the atmosphere—but impressive efforts are underway to catch emissions before they get there, writes Laura H. Kahn.

The start-up Modern Fertility sees "a world where getting fertility tested is as routine as getting a pap smear," says founder Afton Vechery. It’s one of a clutch of tech companies looking to crack the fertility tech market in Silicon Valley. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits like 23andMe inform buyers of their predisposition to a host of illnesses but they don’t cover assessments, next steps or even psychological support following troubling or confusing results—services traditionally provided by genetic…

Disorganized data is holding back research into genetic data that can help predict which drugs will work on tumors.

Most arbovirus infections, from Zika virus, to West Nile virus, to dengue fever, have no specific treatment or vaccine—with a couple of notable exceptions, such as yellow fever.

Technology has already taken disease surveillance a long way since John Snow pored over maps to investigate 19th-Century London’s cholera outbreak. Now, Artificial Intelligence (AI), packing superpowers in data processing and predictive modeling, is poised to be a…

An extraordinary breakthrough in treating beta thalassemia, published in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine paper, brings hope to the ~300,000 people afflicted with the genetic blood disorder.