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Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe

2 hours 44 min ago

Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world.

Coronavirus Live Updates

2 hours 47 min ago

Some U.S. schools begin to reopen with fraught results. With a focus on the coronavirus, other deadly diseases are making a comeback.

A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

3 hours 51 sec ago

There’s not just one coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Now there are many, each requiring its own mix of solutions.

A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.

3 hours 2 min ago

Send us your medical bills. We’ll use them to investigate hospital and doctor billing practices.

Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57

5 hours 43 min ago

Her near-total transplant in 2008 was at the time the most complex one ever performed. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure.

‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

8 hours 19 min ago

Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria.

Providers: How Has Covid-19 Changed Your Practice?

10 hours 32 min ago

We want to hear from health care providers in the U.S. about how the pandemic has changed work.

Birx Warns That U.S. Epidemic Is in a ‘New Phase’

13 hours 49 min ago

Colleges are preparing to welcome students back to a complicated campus setting. India’s home minister tests positive.

Share Your Medical Bills for Coronavirus

14 hours 3 min ago

As we explore how the pandemic is changing U.S. health care, you can help by showing what you’re being charged for testing and treatment.

Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?

16 hours 40 min ago

The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside.

Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 21:32

Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump.

Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 16:05

She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.

Infections Swamp the U.S., Which Recorded 42% of All Its Coronavirus Cases in July

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 12:52

Thousands in Berlin protest Germany’s coronavirus measures. The virus is picking up speed in the Midwest. A summer camp in Georgia apologizes for hosting a retreat after hundreds who attended were infected.

Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 09:39

He survived 13 years of neglect and abuse, including sexual assault, at the notorious Pennhurst State School and Hospital outside Philadelphia before emerging as a champion for the disabled.

Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 08:19

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 04:00

Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.

A $600-a-Week Lifeline for Unemployed Americans Expires After an Impasse in Washington

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 02:09

California became the first state to reach 500,000 total coronavirus cases. Once the site of a major outbreak, Italy now offers lessons for keeping the virus in check.

On the Lookout for Moose on Michigan’s Isle Royale

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 22:57

The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.

The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 19:30

The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus.

Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:18

If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.

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