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Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

2 hours 6 min ago

The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.

Unvaccinated Student in Kentucky Sues After Being Barred From Playing Basketball

3 hours 36 min ago

Jeremy Kunkel, 18, claims he shouldn’t be forced to be vaccinated against chickenpox. He contends that barring him from school violates his First Amendment rights.

Personal Health: When the Benefits of Statins Outweigh the Risks

3 hours 48 min ago

Knowing the odds of side effects and making sure to get periodic checkups that would pick up an adverse reaction, I chose to focus on the drugs’ potential benefits.

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

3 hours 51 min ago

“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.

The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Awash in Antibiotics

5 hours 25 min ago

The drugs are not just overprescribed. They often pose special risks to older patients, including tendon problems, nerve damage and mental health issues.

The New Health Care: When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease

5 hours 53 min ago

The growing use of electronic consultations can save time, expense and headaches.

Psychic Mediums Are the New Wellness Coaches

8 hours 31 min ago

A woo-woo profession is getting a boost from the wellness industrial complex. Seems … intuitive.

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

9 hours 16 min ago

End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.

Q&A: Moving Dung Is a Dirty Job. These Beetles Live for It.

11 hours 49 min ago

Deployed on farms, industrious dung beetles clean up livestock waste, improve soil and reduce harmful bacteria.

Professional Hair Removal Catches On With the Preteen Set

13 hours 18 min ago

Dermatologists and salons that offer waxing and laser treatments report seeing an increasing number of girls as young as 8.

Well : Broken-Heart Syndrome Is Not All in the Head

13 hours 54 min ago

Broken-heart syndrome, a serious medical condition, may begin in the brain.

The Right Way to Follow Your Passion

13 hours 54 min ago

Passion can be a gift or a curse.

Mushrooms May Reduce the Risk of Memory Problems

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 23:30

Older men and women who ate mushrooms several times a week were at reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment.

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:51

New guidelines suggest the risk of bleeding outweighs the heart benefits among healthy adults who take low-dose aspirin.

Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:01

The administration will focus on more than 50 “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the challenges every day.

The Checkup: Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 04:00

New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.

The New Health Care: A Diabetes Home Test Can Be a Waste of Time and Money

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 22:15

Routine glucose monitoring may be unnecessary for people with Type 2 diabetes who are not on insulin.

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 18:32

Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out.

Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 16:18

Replacement of the aortic valve with a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR proved effective in younger, healthier patients.

Rites of Passage: Call Me Cozy

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 18:37

As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend’s mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts.

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