William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91
Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.
In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.
Residents of one of Mexico’s rainiest regions often have no water to drink, so many hydrate with soda. The impact on public health has been...
Breast-Feeding or Formula? For Americans, It’s Complicated
A brief history of the debate in the U.S., from the rise of formula to the Trump administration opposing an international resolution encouraging...
Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism
Though the disease was eradicated decades ago, national security experts fear that stocks of the virus in labs could be released as a bioweapon.
McDonald’s Salads Linked to Intestinal Parasite Outbreak in Midwest
Iowa and Illinois have recorded more than 100 cases of cyclosporiasis, which causes nausea and fatigue. McDonald’s has stopped selling salads at...
Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments
After studying 23,005 comments left on videos about science and related topics, a researcher says, “I could see why people would not want to be on...
Ask Well: Is There Such a Thing as ‘Traveler’s Constipation’?
Traveler’s constipation is probably real. And the scientific evidence behind it is fascinating.
Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?
A new challenge has emerged to the I.A.A.F. rules that could require some runners to undergo medical treatment to lower their hormone levels.
Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits
An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.
Mice Don’t Know When to Let It Go, Either
Animals, like humans, are reluctant to give up on pursuits they’ve invested in, psychologists report.
Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor's Orders.
‘Forest bathing,’ or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.
Running After a Heart Attack
Today, many doctors prescribe exercise for their patients who have had a heart attack.