Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down.
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Nineteen out of 20 people who have been told they are allergic to penicillin are not truly allergic to the drug.
Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars.
President Trump says he wants to reduce drug prices, but some patients could face higher out-of-pocket costs for medicines and other goods and services.
The S.T.D. has gained ground among all women in the U.S., including those who are expecting.
The physical and psychological toll of brutal commutes can be considerable.
Connecting with patients doesn’t just make them think someone cares. It can make a difference for health outcomes.
A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now experts worry some older patients are being denied necessary care.
A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin.
The concept has been around forever. But suddenly, the term seems to be everywhere.
By 2017, mean wait time at V.A. hospitals had gone down 17.7 days, while rising to 29.8 for private practitioners.
They may seem like automatons, but ants are surprisingly sophisticated in their navigational strategies.
There is strong evidence for using psychological treatment for chronic pain, but that does not mean the pain isn’t real.
Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best.
They are like us, but unlike us, and both fearsome and easy to bully.
Many members of the military now include yoga — often taught by veterans — as an element of their workout routine, and veterans turn to the practice for therapeutic applications.
Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.
After pioneering a targeted cancer therapy, he oversaw MD Anderson in Houston as it gained a reputation as the nation’s top cancer hospital.
Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.
A consumer technology innovation award was revoked from a company that makes a hands-free sex toy.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.
The effects of head trauma have gotten much of the attention, but huge weight gains have also damaged N.F.L. retirees.
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.
The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
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.
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.
The conflict over accommodating a child’s allergy turned into a legal battle that highlights the isolation that people with food allergies often face.
Irisin, a hormone that is released during exercise, may improve brain health and lessen the damage that occurs during Alzheimer’s disease.