The New Old Age: Some Older Patients Are Treated Not Wisely, but Too Much
There is accumulating evidence that older adults with diabetes, hypertension and other conditions should be treated less aggressively than they...
Public Opinion: The Limits of the ‘Tobacco Strategy’ on Climate Change
Creating identifiable villains like Exxon Mobil may work in the battle of public opinion, but it could also lead to further polarization....
Obama Expected to Reject Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
The president’s decision would be a major victory for environmentalists and a bitter loss for the oil industry.
On Nature: Sex, Death and Mushrooms
Contemplating mortality during a fungus-hunting expedition in a forest moving toward winter.
More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations
The start of an inquiry by the New York attorney general’s office into Exxon Mobil’s record on climate change could lead to additional legal...
A Novel Cell Therapy Untested in Humans Saves Baby With Cancer
The case is significant because it indicates that cell therapies might not have to be customized for each patient.
Claims for Cryotherapy Treatment Get New Scrutiny After a Death
A woman’s death in Nevada in October placed attention on the growing practice of full-body cryotherapy, which its enthusiasts say has many...
Howard Green, Pioneer in Skin Regeneration, Dies at 90
From a failed experiment, Dr. Green discovered how to regenerate skin that could be grafted onto burn victims, and inspired future stem cell...
F.D.A. Approves Genvoya, a New One-Pill Treatment for H.I.V.
The pill is expected to be less likely to cause kidney damage or loss of bone density, which have become problems for people with H.I.V. who...
Observatory: Scientists Engineer a Plant to Reject Its Own Pollen
Preventing self-pollination may strengthen genetic diversity and provide better yields, researchers suggest.
Exxon Mobil Under Investigation in New York Over Climate Statements
The sweeping inquiry, by the state attorney general, focuses on whether the oil company lied to the public and investors over the risks of climate...
Poll Finds Global Consensus on a Need to Tackle Climate Change
A Pew poll in 40 countries found that in all but one, a majority of respondents support limiting greenhouse gas emissions, though intensity of...