Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
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Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.
An examination of 20,000 patients finds that more than 800 may have genetic conditions.
Most people will draw a man. Researchers investigate the consequences.
Ms. Holmes, the chief executive of the blood-testing company, agreed to a settlement in which she will be stripped of control.
The Nordic nations are the happiest in the world, an annual report found. The United States dropped four spots to 18th.
Medical experts still don’t know the precise cause of canker sores, though anyone can get them.
Older cyclists are not like most of the rest of us. They are healthier. They are, biologically, younger.
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.
A rash of news stories this week stemmed from a misinterpreted NASA update from January.
A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.
Being a Paralympic athlete used to be a part-time, do-it-yourself pursuit. Not anymore.
The mercy of dementia is that Mom is immune to the psychological distress that often accompanies cancer treatment.
The lowest risk for cardiovascular disease was a B.M.I. of 22 to 23.
For newborns who are losing weight, supplementing breast-feeding with formula for a few days may provide a kick-start.
A documentary shines a spotlight on the grim relationship between race and cancer.
I chased patterns where there were none, but I saw one that was very real: This was not the only relationship my mental illness would detonate.
Hargreaves sent her children a message from the apex: “I am on the highest point of the world, and I love you dearly.” She perished months later while descending Earth’s second-highest peak, K2.
The three women who were found dead in Yountville, Calif., served as the core clinical team for the Pathway Home program.
In hospitals, clinics and books, he revolutionized our understanding of how children develop psychologically.
Storage failures at two respected clinics have raised concerns about safety and reliability. Here are some things to look out for and questions to ask.
Prescription medicine is not always the answer.
Killings, death threats and “wanted” posters are used to intimidate advocates fighting the spread of tobacco to poor and middle-income nations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an outbreak of the virus means that travelers should get the vaccine before a trip.
Why do so many Americans kill one another, and how can the violence be stopped? The C.D.C. quit studying these and other questions over 20 years ago.
History is filled with examples of scientifically sound guidance that was ignored by those in power.
The most comprehensive study on them has recently been published, showing mostly modest effects.
Using objects, narratives and technology, museums in Liverpool, England, are rekindling memories and making connections.