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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:48

A slide show depicting a laryngoscopy.


Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:39

A slide show explaining breech.

News Analysis: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:51

A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be offset by the pill’s protective effects.

Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:44

Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

The New Health Care: People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:37

High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.

The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00

Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?

Personal Health: The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00

Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.

The New Health Care: Birth Control and Breast Cancer: Putting the Risk in Perspective

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:52

The risk can’t be ignored but isn’t as great as it may seem from a recent study.

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:36

Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

Trilobites: Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:05

There are no audio tracks with these looping images, but some people really do “hear” them, neuroscientists say.

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 11:01

Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.

Supplements Claiming to Ease Opioid Addiction Come Under Scrutiny

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:40

Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.

Leslie Wolfe, Who Pursued Equality for Women, Dies at 74

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:02

Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980s and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank.

Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:24

If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

The New Old Age: Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:41

Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an alternative: e-cigarettes.

Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:35

Women who consumed the most sugar during pregnancy were more likely to have children with asthma.

Ask Well: Sleep vs. Exercise?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00

A reader asks: Is it better for to get eight hours of sleep per night, or sleep less and fit in a morning workout?

A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:00

As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.

Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:23

In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.

Florence Journal: ‘Taxi Therapy’ for Young Cancer Patients in Italy

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:41

In Florence, Caterina Bellandi, or Zia Caterina, gives free rides and adds a colorful note to the lives of children battling cancer.

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