Masks, Purifiers and Other Steps to Reduce the Harmful Effects of California’s Smoke
Here are some ways to stay healthy amid the smoke and smog from California’s wildfires.
Meanwhile: How Californians Are Breathing in the ‘New Abnormal’ of Epic Fires
An illustrated look at the face masks that are now everywhere on the streets of San Francisco and other smoke-ridden cities.
Ohio House Passes Bill to Criminalize Abortions on Fetuses With a Heartbeat
The measure would punish doctors who perform an abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, with few exceptions.
Air Quality in California: Devastating Fire Leads to a New Danger
A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air.
At War: Debunking Stereotypes Around Veterans and PTSD
Readers tell us about the stereotypes they have encountered around veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder, and the ways in which they have...
Noted: A Juul Case for $5,000?
Smokers are customizing their trendy vape pens with purple glitter, fake designer labels and even 18-karat gold.
Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness
Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and...
The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction
E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. The tale of...
She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.
Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to...
Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death
The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why.
Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97
Mr. Fingarette concluded that heavy drinking was willful behavior, not a disease, and that moderate use of alcohol was an acceptable treatment goal.
Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes
As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic questions about its health effects.