The New Old Age: The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.
Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later?
Ask Well: Can You Sweat Out Toxins?
Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown.
Walnuts for Weight Loss?
A handful of walnuts may trigger parts of the brain that make us feel satiated.
Guns Play Oversize Role in Rural Suicides
Suicide rates are higher in rural counties, according to a new study, and the reason is firearm use by men.
The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.
Working to Close the Breast-Feeding Gap
Black women are less likely to nurse their babies than whites and Hispanics. Organizations are trying to change that, both online and in person.
Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.
Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds
Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.
State of the Art: A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass
Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in...
Phys Ed: How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language
Working out during a language class amplifies an adult’s ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.
Public Health: Obamacare’s Bare County Problem Looks Mostly Solved, for Now
With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.
Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87
A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”