Well: Do We Really Need to Sleep 7 Hours a Night?
A new study is challenging the notion that artificial light and the hectic pace of modern life are disrupting natural sleep patterns, fueling an...
Life, Interrupted: The 100 Day Project
I spent the better part of my 20s in hospitals, but I found a way to organize my days around one small, simple act of happiness....
Well: Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side...
Court Rules ‘Hot Yoga’ Isn’t Entitled to Copyright
The decision stated that a sequence of poses popularized by Bikram Choudhury, who called for classes in 105-degree rooms, could be taught at other...
Scottish Nurse Who Had Ebola Is Back in Hospital and Critically Ill
The case of the nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, points to how much is still unknown about the virus and its long-term effects.
Sex Ed Lesson: ‘Yes Means Yes,’ but It’s Tricky
California requires high schools to teach affirmative consent, defining when and how people agree to have sex, but critics say the lessons sow...
Poisonings in Poland Illustrate Global Challenge of Synthetic Drugs
Poland has been at the forefront of combating “designer drugs,” but the industry is flourishing anyway, leading to nearly 1,000 poisonings this...
Your Money Adviser: Check Your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, Then Check It Again
The annual open enrollment period for Medicare begins Thursday, and if you buy a stand-alone prescription drug plan, health experts say you should...
Well: Dietary Supplements Lead to 20,000 E.R. Visits Yearly, Study Finds
A study in The New England Journal of Medicine also found that emergency room visits for supplements occurred frequently among young adults....
Well: Physical Therapy May Not Benefit Back Pain
Physical therapy may provide little relief for recent-onset low back pain, a randomized trial has found.
Well: Fracking Tied to Premature Births
Women living near hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) operations were more likely to have premature babies than those living farther away....
Well: A Placebo Can Make You Run Faster
A new study of the power of placebos in athletic performance found that runners improved their times after a placebo injections of saline....