Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 6:49 pm
A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:16 pm
We’ve needed fear to survive as a species. But how do you not let the emotional response of the fear reflex run wild?
Posted: December 11, 2018, 10:01 am
After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:17 pm
Academic research publications rely on doctors to voluntarily disclose their payments from drug and health companies in a lax reporting system some say is broken.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 3:09 pm
Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 4:54 pm
Research shows that we are each born with a given number of neurons that participate in an empathetic response. But early life experience shapes how we act on it.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:19 pm
Oils, tinctures and salves — and sometimes old-fashioned buds — are increasingly common in seniors’ homes. Doctors warn that popularity has outstripped scientific evidence.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 4:05 pm
Parents and children have questions, but there is surprisingly little guidance available in the pediatric literature.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:00 am
Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 1:15 am
There were reductions in urinary and surgical infections, but not in pneumonia or C. diff infections.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:00 am
The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 10:00 am
Experts accused Michel Sidibé, the agency’s chief, of having an autocratic style leading to “ethical blindness” on harassment and the abuse of power.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 9:18 pm
Federal prosecutors said the doctors unnecessarily prescribed opioids to patients and sought to defraud insurance companies.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 7:56 pm
In some ways, the planet's worst mass extinction — 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian Period — may parallel climate change today.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:08 pm
Some species seem to experience a type of slumber resembling R.E.M. sleep, the dream state of humans.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:51 pm
In two books he wrote about rudeness and how to avoid it. He also started a program to encourage the practice of good manners.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:19 pm
Plenty of new research underscores the reality that women are still shouldering, and expected to shoulder, much of the work associated with the home.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 1:16 pm
You cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli and brussels sprouts as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, in your diet.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 9:41 pm
Prosecutors accused Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which Johnson & Johnson acquired in 2017, of violating Medicare laws by funneling money through a patient-assistance charity.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:50 pm
By age 11, children were spending an average of almost two more hours a day in sedentary behavior than they were at 6.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:08 pm
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “the medicalization of everyday life” and an “epidemic of diagnoses.”
Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:37 am
Sign-ups for health plans are 11 percent lower than last year, as the December 15 deadline approaches. Here are some possible reasons.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 7:29 pm
Since releasing the results in October, the ancestry issue clouding her possible presidential campaign has only intensified.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:04 am
People who slept more had an increased risk for cardiovascular events and premature death.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 8:29 pm