World Briefing: No New Ebola Cases Were Reported in the Past Week, Health Agency Says
The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could still come back because more than 500 people in Guinea who may have been exposed are...
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for DNA Studies
This week’s three Nobels reflect the globalization of science, which in the last century the United States often dominated....
Well: Ask Well: Canned vs. Fresh Fish
A reader asks: Does canned fish, like tuna and salmon, have the same nutritional value as fresh fish?
Well: Homing In on the Source of Runner’s High
Endorphins may have little to do with that sense of euphoria that engulfs us after a satisfying workout.
Mass Killers Often Rely on Past Perpetrators’ Blueprints
Experts have come to understand mass shootings less as isolated expressions of rage and more as acts that build on the outlines of previous...
Schools Report Varying Results in Their Efforts to Comply With Nutrition Guidelines
In some schools, fewer children are participating in the school meals program and food waste is increasing because students are not eating the...
Well: Weight Gain Possibly Tied to Later Bedtimes
There may be a link between later bedtimes and weight gain, new research suggests.
Express Scripts Says It Will Cover 2 New Cholesterol Drugs
Rather than bargain with a single maker, the pharmacy benefits manager says it will offer both Repatha and Praluent, promising but expensive...
Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Changes to Health Law Zero In on Affordability
Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be more willing to confront insurers and drug makers over high prices, going beyond such measures in the...
Answering an Appeal by Mao Led Tu Youyou, a Chinese Scientist, to a Nobel Prize
Dr. Tu was awarded the prize, shared with two other scientists, on Monday for the discovery of a drug that is now part of standard regimens to...
Well: Ask Well: Reversing Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some people, at least temporarily, but it may take extreme measures.
Congress and Obama Administration Seek Ways to Limit Increase in Medicare Premiums
White House officials have said they were considering administrative action to moderate the increase in premiums, $7.5 billion by some estimates,...