They Say Sexual Assault, Kavanaugh Says It Never Happened: Sifting Truth From Memory
How trauma and time alter the way we recollect significant events.
Appendicitis? Antibiotics May Be All You Need
A five-year study found that in many cases of uncomplicated appendicitis, surgery was not necessary.
Shingles Vaccine Shortages Result From High Demand
Shingrix, the vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles, has proved so popular that its maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has not been able to produce...
Fish Oil Drug May Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risks for Some
Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or...
Should You Give Birth at a Birth Center?
For uncomplicated pregnancies, they offer an alternative to the typically expensive and intervention-heavy maternity care system.
Protesters Rally Against Kavanaugh, and Back His Accusers: ‘The Wave of Women Is Here’
Demonstrations and walkouts took place in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who have accused the Supreme Court nominee of...
Giving Malaria a Deadline
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.
Trial by Fire: Critics Demand That a Huge Sepsis Study Be Stopped
A trial enrolling new patients resembles “an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,” one advocacy group said.
The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.
Personal Health: Heart Disease in a Heart-Healthy Life
Lessons from Jane Brody’s brother: Being trim and athletic doesn’t always mean your coronary arteries are in great shape.
Advertising: Starring in That Drug Commercial? An Actual Patient
Pharmaceutical ads have long featured healthy-looking actors or celebrity pitches. Now there’s an increased desire to use people who have taken the...
Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.