They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows.
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More than three decades after my cancer surgery, I still hesitate when someone asks, “What’s up with your scar?”
The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients.
Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.
Vigorous treadmill exercise was safe and slowed progression of Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.
A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be offset by the pill’s protective effects.
Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.
Countering the bleak history of AIDS prevention in Africa, a nonprofit explains how it helped women hide H.I.V. prevention pills and deflect male anger.
Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment period, which ended Friday.
A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week?
A new program in Hawaii will provide stipends of up to $70 a day to people caring for an elderly family member at home.
Exercise and a healthful diet during pregnancy may help to lower the risk of heart problems in newborns, one expert advises.
The new law was enacted after years of debate and pushback from conservative Catholic lawmakers.
New findings have surprised and puzzled researchers, though the study does not prove cause and effect.
The world’s biggest maker of generic drugs has been squeezed by increased competition and lower prices and is saddled with a large amount of debt.
A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
“One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John,” Mr. Biden told a tearful Ms. McCain. Her father, John McCain, has the same form of cancer that killed his son Beau.
A new study concludes that changes in the weather do not bring on pain.
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.
A reader wonders whether to tell her fiancé that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if “not telling” is the same as lying.
Crisis Text Line is upending the suicide hotline, modernizing it for today’s teenagers, one text at a time.
Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.
My diagnosis won’t keep me away from the city streets and the sweet energy that’s found there, even if someday I “walk” by dint of wheels.
Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.
Through “automatic re-enrollment,” some Obamacare consumers are being assigned new insurance policies at higher costs — for doing nothing during open enrollment.
High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.
Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?
The risk can’t be ignored but isn’t as great as it may seem from a recent study.
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.
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.