Voices: My Life-Threatening Bout With E. Coli Food Poisoning
Before my illness, I was a healthy 22-year-old. But, my doctors speculated, I must have eaten some leafy greens contaminated by E. coli bacteria.
Trump Administration Pushes Abstinence in Teen Pregnancy Programs
New rules don’t explicitly exclude teaching about contraception and protected sex, but favor “sexual risk avoidance” and don’t require as rigorous...
The Healing Edge: ‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis
A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war.
Personal Health: Are G.M.O. Foods Safe?
In the decades since the first genetically modified foods reached the market, no adverse health effects among consumers have been found.
Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies
When it comes to studying the genetics of the brain, Soo-Kyung Lee is a star, yet she was stunned to discover the cause of her daughter’s...
The New Health Care: California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn’t Belong
A judge’s ruling on warning labels for coffee isn’t backed by evidence and could do more harm than good.
Reporter’s Notebook: How’s the Air in Beijing and New Delhi? From London, I Smelled the Smog and Haze
The British artist Michael Pinsky invited the public to sample some of the world’s most contaminated air by creating globes they could walk through.
The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
“Talking to others has helped me realize that I’m not a crazy person.”
Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them.
The new cannabis product has created a booming but unregulated economy in Italy. Is it a bubble waiting to be burst?
Global Health: Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘Human-Challenge’ Trials
A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “insufficient value.”
Ask Well: Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?
It’s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack.
Turning to Marijuana for a Runners’ High and More
Some runners turn to marijuana to provide a mental or physical boost.