Ask Well: Is Chlorine in Swimming Pools Safe?
A reader asks: Should I be concerned about chlorine and other people’s body products in pools?
As Opioid Panel Meets, Some Say Action, Not Study, Is Needed
As a candidate, President Trump vowed to “take care” of the opioid epidemic. But some addiction experts say his action so far, a commission, is a...
Scalise Faces Prospect of Multiple Operations
Trauma surgeons have learned that a series of operations for such wounds have better outcomes than one long operation.
India, Stung by Backlash, Plans to Roll Back Restrictions on Cattle Slaughter
India’s government said it would pre-empt a legal challenge against recently imposed rules on cattle slaughter by revising them “on an urgent basis.”
Talking to Boys the Way We Talk to Girls
Stereotypically macho messages limit children’s understanding of what it means to be a father, a man and a boy, as well.
Entrepreneurship: A New Lure for Spa Customers? A Salt Cave
Hundreds of spas now offer salt therapy, which some claim can treat asthma and eczema and even regulate blood pressure, though there is no proof.
Global Health: Turtles Bred for Food in Asia Can Transport Cholera
Cholera bacteria can thrive on the shells and in the intestines of edible turtles shipped to food markets, scientists say.
Too Many Opioids After Cesarean Delivery
Doctors may be overprescribing opioids to women who have had cesarean sections.
Would Carrots by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet? Study Suggests Not
College students would rather eat “slow-roasted caramelized zucchini bites” than just plain “zucchini,” even when both dishes are prepared exactly...
Phys Ed: Hot Weather Workout? Try a Hot Bath Beforehand
One of the most effective ways to cope with exercising in extreme heat may be to soak in long, hot baths in the days beforehand.
Public Health: Trump Says Market Is Failing, but One Insurer Bets Big on Obamacare
The insurer Centene announced plans to expand into state marketplaces, contradicting a narrative of a health care system in crisis.
Noise May Raise Blood Pressure Risk
A study of people who lived near Athens International Airport found that the more nighttime noise, the higher the risk of high blood pressure.