Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise
If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.
The New Old Age: Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.
Tobacco use is hazardous at any age, but older smokers are particularly vulnerable to the health effects. More of them are exploring an...
Global Health: The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It
An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during...
Sugary Diet During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Children
Women who consumed the most sugar during pregnancy were more likely to have children with asthma.
Ask Well: Sleep vs. Exercise?
A reader asks: Is it better for to get eight hours of sleep per night, or sleep less and fit in a morning workout?
What We Learned in 2017
Developments in science, medicine and health that we’re still thinking about at year’s end.
Sifting Through a Life After Suicide
In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.
Florence Journal: ‘Taxi Therapy’ for Young Cancer Patients in Italy
In Florence, Caterina Bellandi, or Zia Caterina, gives free rides and adds a colorful note to the lives of children battling cancer.
A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?
As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.
Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?
Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals.
Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women.
Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression and suicide.
Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in...