Tai Chi May Help Prevent Falls
The Chinese martial art improved balance in older men and women.
Global Health: Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks
Tests that take only 15 minutes mean fewer people needlessly get malaria drugs, but many instead get antibiotics they don’t need, a study finds.
Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain
Mouse studies suggest that F.S.H., a reproductive hormone, may be responsible for redistributing fat to the abdomen in menopausal women.
The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study
Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, a new...
Chuck Rosenberg on Fentanyl Potency
Speaking at The New York Times’s Cities for Tomorrow conference, D.E.A. Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg described the risk his agents face...
Mary Bassett’s Opioid Addiction Warning
Speaking at The New York Times’s Cities for Tomorrow conference, New York City Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Mary T. Bassett dismissed as...
Personal Health: For Cosmetics, Let the Buyer Beware
The government is powerless to act until a slew of consumer complaints raise a red flag about a product.
For Parents of Children Like Charlie Gard, Learning to ‘Redefine Hope’
For parents of incurably ill children, the death of a British baby evoked memories of their own search for treatment and answers where often few...
Take the Generic, Patients Are Told. Until They Are Not.
Consumers have grown used to being told to give up their brand-name drugs in favor of cheaper generics. Now some are finding the opposite is true.
On Washington: Republican Senator Is on a Mission to Rescue the Health Care Law
Senator Lamar Alexander is a throwback to an era of less partisanship. He is hoping those skills will deliver results on health care.
News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say
Fears that embryo modification could allow parents to custom order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed are closer to...
Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities Ends
An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country’s largest cities, health officials reported.