Two new studies confirm that weight control is often the result of genetics, not willpower.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 11:55 pm
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 4:15 pm
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world, but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 10:00 am
Experts say mirroring another person’s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 7:03 pm
Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 9:53 pm
Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 5:23 pm
The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 9:00 am
A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 6:11 pm
The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 10:18 pm
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 5:46 pm
Traveling 50 or more miles to and from work may negatively affect unborn babies, a new study suggests.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
The Silicon Valley food-drink of choice is now a ‘complete nutrition platform.’ The beverage plot thickens.
Posted: April 19, 2019, 10:30 pm
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 12:06 pm
Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 9:00 am
The odds of becoming ill from using a public bathroom are slim. But there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk even more. Here’s what to keep in mind.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 9:30 pm
At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 3:33 pm
Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 5:47 pm
In a study that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.
Posted: April 18, 2019, 8:19 pm
Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 4:48 pm
A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “This is the closest we get to immortality, right?”
Posted: April 17, 2019, 4:37 pm
Stephen Quake and two colleagues were found to have followed proper scientific protocol in their interactions with the Chinese researcher who did the work.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 9:44 pm
Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the last two companies selling the medical devices, which have resulted in nearly $8 billion in settlements.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 1:41 am
The DNA testing company, which has 10 million customers, misses nearly 90 percent of people with risky BRCA mutations. It says the criticism is overblown.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 8:48 pm
Lori Gottlieb’s “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” is a treasure trove of stories and hard-earned advice.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 9:00 am
Over the course of about 15 years, a researcher says, YouTube has become a kind of virtual cemetery for parents experiencing stillbirth.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 9:00 am