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What’s So ‘Indecent’ About Female Pleasure?

2 hours 14 min ago

A consumer technology innovation award was revoked from a company that makes a hands-free sex toy. The reason, some believe, is that the product is made for women.

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

3 hours 5 min ago

Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.

Dr. John Mendelsohn, 82, Researcher Who Led Top Cancer Center, Dies

3 hours 8 min ago

After pioneering a targeted cancer therapy, he oversaw MD Anderson in Houston as it gained a reputation as the nation’s top cancer hospital.

Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?

3 hours 31 min ago

As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.

The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks

3 hours 57 min ago

Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.

Ask Well: What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?

9 hours 51 min ago

Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more.

F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:13

The advisory committee voted 8-8 on approving the drug, to be called Zynquista, which would be the first oral medication for people with Type 1 diabetes.

In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:54

The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.

New York Confronts Its Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:00

The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.

Meanwhile: Radon Causes Cancer. These Tourists Drink It Up

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:00

The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.

You Asked: Are Reusable Feminine Cloths Safe?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:36

Reusable menstrual pads are often tolerated just fine. But stay away from sea sponges!

Doctors: A ‘Sentimental Journey’ in the Cancer Clinic

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:04

I am a firm believer in the ability of music to help people express their emotions, hopes and fears, making their medical conditions more tolerable.

Meanwhile: Meet the People Who Seek Out Radon Water (and Then Take a Big Gulp)

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:00

The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.

Living With Cancer: A Cancer Rap, With Thanks to Nina Simone

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:00

After too many cancer-related setbacks and deaths I started belting Nina Simone’s protest with new words, invigorated by her spirit of indignant fury.

Phys Ed: How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:56

Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.

High-Dose Vitamin D No Better Than Low-Dose

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:47

There was no difference in changes in bone mineral density or number of fractures in older men and women who took high versus low doses of vitamin D.

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night Tied to Heart Disease

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:47

An argument for a good night’s sleep: People who slept less than six hours were at higher risk for hardening of the arteries, a new study found.

Personal Health: A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:04

The CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures.

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:28

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.

Take a Number: You’re Not Getting Much Taller, America. But You Are Getting Bigger.

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:28

New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades.

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