New Surveys Suggest Teen Vaping Rates Falling
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.
Global Health: The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for Mosquitoes
New traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.
Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood Loss
Developed to save victims of battlefield trauma, a plastic tube with a balloon at its tip can give doctors precious time to halt internal bleeding.
Take a Number: A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by Guns
Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.
Personal Health: Who Really Needs to Be Gluten-Free?
There are probably many people walking around with celiac disease who don’t know they have it.
The Checkup: Cranky Baby? Feeding Isn’t the Only Answer
An intervention trial teaches parents to try strategies other than feeding on demand, like rocking and swaddling.
The New Health Care: Get Well Sooner? A Healthier Roommate Could Help
A study finds that hospital patients who are assigned healthier roommates require less care and are discharged more rapidly.
Op-Ed Contributor: How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess?
The problem is not the care. It’s the insurance company structure.
U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard
Erin Hills’s thick fescue presents a challenge to players, but is also a hospitable spot for ticks, prompting concern about Lyme disease.
Legionnaires’ Outbreak on Upper East Side Kills One and Sickens Six
The city’s health department is investigating the cause of the outbreak in Lenox Hill. The disease infects 200 to 400 New Yorkers a year, the city...
Trump Vowed to ‘Take Care’ of Opioid Crisis. Some See Few Signs of Action.
As a candidate, President Trump vowed to “take care” of the opioid epidemic. But some addiction experts say his action so far, a commission, is a...
Well : Losing Fat, Gaining Brain Power, on the Playground
In children, exercise may help to improve cognition by first improving waistlines.