A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be more than offset by the pill’s protective effects.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:51 pm
Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:44 pm
Developments in science, medicine and health that we’re still thinking about at year’s end.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 3:28 pm
High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 12:37 pm
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:00 am
Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?
Posted: December 11, 2017, 11:00 am
The risk can’t be ignored but isn’t as great as it may seem from a recent study.
Posted: December 10, 2017, 11:52 pm
Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.
Posted: December 9, 2017, 5:36 pm
There are no audio tracks with these looping images, but some people really do “hear” them, neuroscientists say.
Posted: December 9, 2017, 5:05 pm
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.
Posted: December 9, 2017, 5:01 pm
Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.
Posted: December 9, 2017, 1:40 pm
Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980s and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank.
Posted: December 9, 2017, 12:02 am
If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 8:24 pm
Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an alternative: e-cigarettes.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 7:41 pm
An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during flu season.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 7:24 pm
Women who consumed the most sugar during pregnancy were more likely to have children with asthma.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 5:35 pm
A reader asks: Is it better for to get eight hours of sleep per night, or sleep less and fit in a morning workout?
Posted: December 8, 2017, 11:00 am
As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 4:00 am
In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 8:23 pm
In Florence, Caterina Bellandi, or Zia Caterina, gives free rides and adds a colorful note to the lives of children battling cancer.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 3:41 pm
Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 2:40 pm
Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:00 am
Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety standard.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 12:26 am
Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 10:43 pm
America’s health care system has a multiplicity of players, driving bills higher. UnitedHealth’s purchase of a physicians group could control costs.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 10:04 pm
Surgical patients can get as good or better pain relief with a fraction of the amount of opioids typically prescribed.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 8:15 pm
Even in our touch-averse culture, men need platonic physical contact.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 7:59 pm
The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 7:49 pm
A single session of exercise may change the molecular workings of fat tissue in ways that, over time, should improve metabolic health.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 11:00 am
A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 12:04 am
Pollution raised the risk of low birth weight babies, which may increase the risk for diabetes and heart disease later in life.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 10:30 pm
After her husband breaks his promise to abstain from drugs, a reader grapples with the fate of her relationship.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 5:34 pm
Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 3:43 pm
What happens when children of all different abilities get to play with each other? We take you inside a first-of-its-kind ultra accessible water park, which is changing the way families spend time together.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 10:45 am
The two major health players promise better care and lower costs, but skeptics question whether they can achieve those goals.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 1:41 am