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Deaths Among Pregnant Women and New Mothers Rose Sharply During Pandemic

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:41

The fatalities, occurring disproportionately among Native American and Black women, were linked not just to medical complications but also to homicides and accidents.

Why Experts Are Urging Swifter Treatment for Children With Obesity

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:40

Growing research has shown that intensive interventions are needed, scientists say. Here is why their advice is changing.

New Blood Donation Rules to Loosen Restrictions on Gay and Bisexual Men

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:15

The F.D.A. proposed a more individualized policy based on questions about sexual behavior and risks.

Covid Vaccines Targeting Omicron Should Be Standard, Panel Says

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:15

As advisers to the Food and Drug Administration endorsed ending one era of the Covid vaccination campaign, they also grappled with its future.

A Federal Court Blocks California’s New Medical Misinformation Law

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 19:56

California’s law sought to punish doctors who give patients false information about Covid-19.

FDA Seeks More Authority to Oversee CBD Products

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:28

The agency wants Congress to intervene, saying it does not have adequate oversight powers to ensure the safety of the myriad cannabidiol products derived from hemp.

How Do Heavy Metals Like Lead Get in Baby Food?

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 12:06

The problem begins at the farm where plants draw toxins from the soil. There’s no washing them away.

J. Richard Steadman, 85, Dies; Saved Knees of Countless Skiers

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 22:06

A renowned orthopedic surgeon, he developed innovative techniques for alpine Olympians. He also treated soccer, tennis and baseball stars.

Obamacare Sign-Ups Top 16 Million for 2023, Setting Another Record

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 20:17

Enrollment in plans through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces broke last year’s record, with particularly high growth in Florida, Texas and Georgia.

N.I.H. Did Not Properly Track a Group Studying Coronaviruses, Report Finds

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 18:26

An internal federal watchdog said that the health agency had not given adequate oversight to EcoHealth Alliance, which had been awarded $8 million in grants.

IVF Offers Hope in China, Even to the Government

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 17:17

China is trying urgently to address its declining population. One idea is to subsidize assisted fertility procedures, which are often a last resort for couples and out of reach for many.

New Lawsuit Challenges State Bans on Abortion Pills

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:18

The case, brought by GenBioPro, a company that makes one of two abortion drugs, argues that it is unconstitutional for a state to bar access to a medication approved by the federal government.

A Dilemma for Governments: How to Pay for Million-Dollar Therapies

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 11:39

A wave of transformative but hugely expensive treatments is challenging the budgets of health systems in wealthy nations. Now countries with far fewer resources are wrestling with how to cover the therapies.

F.D.A. Proposes Limits for Lead in Baby Food

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 21:56

The agency estimated that the guidelines could reduce young children’s dietary exposure to lead by about 25 percent.

Long Covid Is Keeping Significant Numbers of People Out of Work, Study Finds

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 15:47

An analysis of workers’ compensation claims in New York found that 71 percent of claimants with long Covid needed continuing medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more.

Should You Quit Your Job?

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 10:59

Jacinda Ardern said she would step down from her role because she no longer had “enough in the tank” to do it. If you relate, here’s what to consider.

Emailing Your Doctor May Carry a Fee

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 02:00

More hospitals and medical practices have begun charging for doctors’ responses to patient queries, depending on the level of medical advice.

F.D.A. Outlines a Plan for Annual Covid Boosters

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 14:42

In advance of a scientific meeting on Thursday, officials proposed offering new shots to Americans each fall, a strategy long employed against the flu.

Inside the Hospital Where Damar Hamlin’s Life Was Saved

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 13:07

The trauma care of the Buffalo Bills player highlighted what is done to overcome cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

CPR and Defibrillators: What You Need to Know

Sun, 01/22/2023 - 10:39

Helping someone in cardiac arrest is not as daunting as it seems.

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