An Ion Channel Differentiates Newborn and Mature Neurons in the Adult Brain
Newborn granule cells show high excitability that disappears as the cells mature. Now University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have...
As Catholic Hospitals Expand, So Do Limits on Some Procedures
Many religious health care institutions do not make it clear up front what procedures they won’t perform, a New York Times analysis shows.
Corner Office: Paula Schneider on Running American Apparel and Fighting Cancer
A breast cancer survivor who ran one of the most notorious brands in fashion is now C.E.O. of Susan G. Komen, working to raise money for a cure.
Ask Well: Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect.
Nonfiction: Going Solo: An Author Chooses — and Celebrates — Life Without a Partner or Kids
Glynnis MacNicol’s smart, pithy memoir, “No One Tells You This,” celebrates women who buck cultural norms.
Scientists Uncover New Details in How Sense of Smell Develops
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have uncovered new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops. The new...
Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children’s Health Problems
The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to...
More than 40 Percent of Women with Asthma May Develop COPD, but Risk May Be Reduced
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario,...
Mere Expectation of Checking Work Email After Hours Harms Health of Workers and Families
Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their...
Getting Kids to Eat More Vegetables
Plates illustrated with pictures of vegetables spurred children to eat more of them.
Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health
New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than...
Mom seen breastfeeding 4-year-old child called 'gross,' 'disturbing'
Despite the critics, she says she wants to normalize breastfeeding.