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News Analysis: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too
A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be more than offset by the pills’ protective effects.
The New Health Care: People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.
High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.
Personal Health: How Loneliness Affects Our Health
Scientists are gaining a more refined — and surprising — understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on health.
The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children
Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?
The New Health Care: Birth Control and Breast Cancer: Look Beyond the Headlines
It’s impossible to look at individual harms alone and make good health decisions.
Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It
Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.
How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.
Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds
Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous...
Leslie Wolfe, Who Pursued Equality for Women, Dies at 74
Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980s and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank.
Supplements Claiming to Ease Opioid Addiction Come Under Scrutiny
Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.
Trilobites: Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs
There are no audio tracks with these looping images, but some people really do “hear” them, neuroscientists say.