Matter: Searching for Cancer Maps in Free-Floating DNA
A new study suggests that one day a simple blood test may tell doctors whether you have the disease and, if so, where it is....
Well: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems
Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease.
Deadliest Ebola Outbreak on Record Is Over, W.H.O. Says
The announcement came after a recent chain of cases in Liberia was snuffed out, ending an epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people, mostly in...
Well: Straddling Conventional and Alternative Cancer Treatment
Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez was a fascinating figure in the world of cancer, one whose beliefs and treatments have fierce critics but whose insights have...
Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Sick Days
Staying in bed is a chance to take stock of your life.
Medical Device Maker Failed to Report Infections, Senate Report Says
Serious infections linked to scopes used to examine the small intestine have been more widespread than the F.D.A. knew, though manufacturers are...
Well: Ask Well: Travel Constipation
A reader asks, why is constipation so common when you are traveling?
Well: Food and the Single Girl
Food and singledom is the subject of two recent studies that come down on either side of whether or not bachelorhood does a body good....
Well: Seeking a ‘Happy Gut’ for Better Health
In his new book “Happy Gut,” Dr. Vincent Pedre argues that chronic health problems can in some cases be traced to the digestive system and fixed by...
‘Moonshot’ to Cure Cancer, to Be Led by Biden, Relies on Outmoded View of Disease
The idea that a concerted government push can lead to a “cure” for cancer is nearly a half century old, stretching back to President Nixon’s failed...
C.D.C. May Warn Pregnant Women Against Travel to Countries With Zika Virus
The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to brain damage in newborn babies in Brazil and other Latin American and Caribbean nations....
With Health Care Switch, Kentucky Ventures Into the Unknown
Kentucky is the first state to abandon a homegrown insurance exchange that works well, and residents will need to use the federal HealthCare.gov...