Phys Ed: A Device That Makes Running Faster and Easier
Men reduced the energy cost of their running by about 8 percent when they wore the new contraption.
Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)
The appropriation of genetic research by those with extremist views on race has scientists grappling with how to respond.
1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick
‘Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?’ Don’t count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.
Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win
At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.
Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.
Florida Child Dies From Flu, the First Young Death Reported in the U.S. This Season
A child who had not gotten the flu shot tested positive for influenza B, state health officials said. The flu season has just begun, and flu...
Harvard Calls for Retraction of Dozens of Studies by Noted Cardiologist
Some 31 studies by Dr. Piero Anversa contain fabricated or falsified data, officials concluded. Dr. Anversa popularized the idea of stem cell...
How to Harness Your Anxiety
Research shows that we can tame anxiety to use it as a resource.
Voices: Hiding My Cancer Under the Hijab
After breast cancer treatment, I hid my bald head in front of my family to avoid painful conversations about my illness.
The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change.
Laboratories frequently “reclassify” genetic mutations. But there is no reliable system for telling patients or doctors that the results of their...
Elizabeth Warren Has a Native American Ancestor. Does That Make Her Native American?
The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very...
Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84
A professional detour to the federal prison hospital in Lexington, Ky., known as the “narcotics farm,” would set the course of his life’s work.