Cigna Agrees to Buy Express Scripts in Major Health Care Deal
The transaction comes as insurers and others are looking for ways to control costs and stave off future challenges from companies like Amazon.
Columbia Removes Thomas Jessell, Renowned Neuroscientist, From His Posts
University officials said the scientist violated Columbia’s “policies and values,” but did not describe the infractions.
Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Curb Allergies in Kids
Omega-3s and probiotics during pregnancy and breast-feeding may reduce risk for food allergies and eczema in early childhood.
For Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Works as Well as Opioids
Opioids are no better than over-the-counter pain relievers for relief of arthritic back, hip or knee pain.
Phys Ed: To Boost Sports Performance (and Annoy Your Opponents), Grunt
Emitting a high-decibel grunt or squeal while striking a backhand or uncorking a swirling roundhouse kick could give you an edge.
Getting Care to Those Who Need It, and Fast
While women are still outnumbered in emergency medicine, Dr. Teri Reynolds of the World Health Organization sees signs of change.
Nakesha Williams Died Homeless on a Manhattan Street. Should She Have Been Forced Into Treatment?
The Times’s story about a woman crippled by mental illness left many readers asking what could have been done under the law. An expert on...
The Best Way to Monitor Your Blood Pressure? Do It Yourself
People who monitor their own blood pressure tended to get better control than those who relied on their doctor.
Trilobites: How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear
We’re able to locate sound because our brains grasp the shape of our ears. When that shape changes, we need time and practice to adapt.
UnitedHealthcare Says It Will Pass on Rebates from Drug Companies to Consumers
After keeping lucrative discounts on certain prescription medicines, the large insurer announced it will share them with millions of its customers.
Doctors: Talking to Your Child’s Doctor About Alternative Medicine
Alternative therapies can pose risks, so it’s important to discuss them with your pediatrician.
Test Run: An App That Helps You Ride Like a Pro — by Riding With a Pro
Stomp Sessions, a new app created by former professional extreme sports athletes, helps link up skaters and riders with athletes for lessons.