Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.
Countering the bleak history of AIDS prevention in Africa, a nonprofit explains how it helped women hide H.I.V. prevention pills and deflect male...
Voices: Learning to Accept (if Not Love) My Scar
More than three decades after my cancer surgery, I still hesitate when someone asks, “What’s up with your scar?”
A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt
Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment...
Ask Well: Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?
A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week?
Easing the Burden on Caregivers
A new program in Hawaii will provide stipends of up to $70 a day to people caring for an elderly family member at home.
High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies
Exercise and a healthful diet during pregnancy may help to lower the risk of heart problems in newborns, one expert advises.
Italy to Allow Living Wills and the Refusal of End-of-Life Care
The new law was enacted after years of debate and pushback from conservative Catholic lawmakers.
Vigorous Exercise Tied to Macular Degeneration in Men
New findings have surprised and puzzled researchers, though the study does not prove cause and effect.
As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research...
In U.K., Bigger Wine Glasses for Bigger Thirsts
A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years.
Teva Pharmaceuticals to Cut 14,000 Jobs in Huge Reshaping
The world’s biggest maker of generic drugs has been squeezed by increased competition and lower prices and is saddled with a large amount of debt.
Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers
The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and...