Man Dies in France After Painkiller Drug Trial
French prosecutors have begun a manslaughter investigation after a man died after taking part in an experimental drug trial for a painkiller....
Zika Warning Spotlights Latin America’s Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases
The C.D.C. advisory for pregnant women to avoid more than a dozen Latin American countries comes only a few months before the start of the Olympic...
Satellite Tracking Rising Seas Launches Successfully
The Jason-3 mission will use radar to determine the height of the sea as global temperatures increase and will help to predict hurricanes....
Driverless Cars’ Limits Include Human Nature
Vehicles are increasingly able to do routine tasks, but the problem vexing the automobile industry is how to keep drivers ready to take over the...
Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites
The rising death rates for young white adults, ages 25 to 34, make them the first generation since the Vietnam War years to experience higher death...
New Guidelines Nudge Doctors on Giving Patients Access to Medical Records
In new guidelines, the Obama administration says doctors and hospitals cannot require patients to state a reason for requesting their records, and...
Researchers Confirm Exact Site of Hangings From 1692 Salem Witch Trials
The site, known as Proctor’s Ledge, is a small, city-owned plot of woods nestled between two residential streets and behind a Walgreens pharmacy....
Opinion: Cancer and Climate Change
I won’t live to see how civilization gets out of this mess. But I have hope.
Hawaii Baby With Brain Damage Is First U.S. Case Tied to Zika Virus
The case was a first for the United States, and the child’s mother, who had lived in Brazil, probably was infected by a mosquito bite there last...
Q&A: Airing the Evidence on Dust Mites
Keeping a home’s relative humidity low can help fight the irritating creatures, but solid made-vs.-unmade-bed evidence remains undone....
U.S. Pledges to Ease Pain of Closing Coal Mines in Shift to Cleaner Energy
The administration unveiled a plan aimed at extracting more money from companies for mining on federal land and using that revenue to help coal...
Day After a Victory Over Ebola, Sierra Leone Reports a Death
A 22-year-old woman from the northern part of the country was identified as the victim, and certain areas would be quarantined in response to her...