NYC mayor says Legionnaires' outbreak has been contained
Five more buildings in the Bronx have tested positive for the bacteria that cause the potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease, though there is no...
What’s the deal with activated charcoal?
Throughout my career I’ve seen dozens of supplements come and go in terms of trendiness, from herbs and amino acids, to antioxidants and extracts.
In between jobs? Here’s what to do about health insurance
Joblessness— whether planned for or thrown in your lap without warning— feels a little like free-falling without a net. There’s no guarantee you’ll...
Ohio woman dies from complications of Legionnaires' disease
A spokeswoman for a Cleveland hospital says a woman has died from complications of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease.
Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Is Waning, New York Health Official Says
Only one new case was reported in the last day, bringing the total number of cases to 101 since July 10, officials said Friday....
Psychologists Approve Ban on Role in National Security Interrogations
The American Psychological Association voted overwhelmingly to approve a ban that would include noncoercive interrogations now conducted by the...
Frances Oldham Kelsey, F.D.A. Doctor Who Exposed Danger of Thalidomide, Dies at 101
Dr. Kelsey became a 20th-century American heroine for sparing the United States from widespread birth deformities, and for inspiring laws making...
Ebola Survivors Face Lingering Pain, Fatigue and Depression
About half the survivors seem to have chronic joint pain that is often severe enough to prevent them from working, an expert said....
Court Says 4 Catholic Nonprofits Must Allow Workers Access to Contraception
A federal appeals panel rejected an argument by the groups affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York that an opt-out form imposed...
Mutations Linked to Genetic Disorders Shed Light on a Crucial DNA Repair Pathway
Researchers have identified two new genes in which mutations can interfere with a cell's ability to remove misplaced links between DNA strands,...
Well: Think Like a Doctor: A Knife in the Ear Solved!
Readers solve the mystery of a police officer with an earache and asymmetrical pupils.
Short time between pregnancies linked to osteoporosis
Women who have pregnancies less than a year apart may have a greater risk for osteoporosis later in life than those who wait longer between babies,...