Feature: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their...
Epidurals Do Not Prolong Labor
Many obstetricians resist giving epidural anesthesia because they believe it lengthens the duration of labor, but a new study found it does not.
In New Test for Obamacare, Iowa Seeks to Abandon Marketplace
Its plan would give premium subsidies to well-off people but increase out-of-pocket costs for many with modest incomes. Other states could...
The New Health Care: Doubtful Science Behind Arguments to Restrict Birth Control Access
A Trump administration effort to weaken rules on health care coverage of contraception has raised legal questions. It should also raise medical ones.
Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children
Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it.
The Checkup: The Latest on Lice
The pediatric role in recent years has largely been to reassure, to beg for calm, and to try to get kids back to school as quickly as possible.
Generation Grandparent: Fear the Blanket, Not the Germs
Babies haven’t changed, but parenting standards have.
The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?
The two are not mutually exclusive, but harm to innovation in America could harm other nations, too.
Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan
In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor...
Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar
In a way reminiscent of the early days of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a disease that is normally rural has reached cities and is spreading rapidly.
Take a Number: Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S.
More than 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2017, the American Cancer Society projects. Racial disparities persist but are “not inevitable.”
In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients
Pathologists at Princess Margaret Hospital discovered more than 1,200 adulterants in supposedly natural supplements, including drugs and animal...