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Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports

3 hours 34 min ago

Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups.

: When States Add Paperwork, Even Eligible People Lose Medicaid

4 hours 53 min ago

Kentucky’s new Medicaid waiver will ask low-income people to jump over hurdles to keep their coverage. Evidence suggests that many will fail.

The U.S. Fertility Rate Is Down, Yet More Women Are Mothers

4 hours 59 min ago

The biggest increases have come from some groups who in the past were far less likely to have babies: highly educated women, those over 40, and women who have never been married.

Reproductive Factors in Women Tied to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

7 hours 59 min ago

Early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage were among the factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections

8 hours 26 min ago

The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who oppose abortion, sex-changes and some contraception.

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

9 hours 39 min ago

The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

9 hours 44 min ago

Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?

C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing U.S. for Nuclear War

9 hours 44 min ago

After the agency’s workshop attracted considerable media attention, especially given President Trump’s recent words with North Korea, the session has been postponed.

In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

9 hours 48 min ago

Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.

Living With Cancer: Sex After Cancer

14 hours 26 min ago

It can be difficult to experience desire if you fear your body or if you cannot recognize it as your own.

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

17 hours 41 min ago

Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:01

A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.

Mind: Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:51

In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:38

Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.

For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She’s Not Alone.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:28

The tennis champion spoke to Vogue about her severe postnatal complications. Her experience underscores a wider problem for new mothers in the United States.

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Diabetes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:40

Mothers who breast-feed may be at reduced risk of diabetes, a new study reports.

Phys Ed: How Our Bones Might Help Keep Our Weight in Check

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:35

Bones could be much more intimately involved in tracking weight and controlling appetite than was previously known.

The Parasite on the Playground

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:27

Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:02

Nice Leng’ete started a program in Kenya to create new rites of passage to replace female genital cutting and has helped 15,000 girls avoid the ritual.

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:12

Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.