Should You Worry About Being the Next Henrietta Lacks?
A simple blood test could provide our entire DNA sequence. Could researchers and drug companies use our cells in other ways, without telling us?
The New Old Age: Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug Isn’t Helping.
Doctors often prescribe levothyroxine to treat an underactive thyroid, and for most it has no effect.
White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill
The measure faces an uncertain fate as Congress also must deal with a far more urgent deadline: a looming government shutdown if a new funding...
Ask Well: Why Do Allergies Cause ‘Brain Fog’?
No one really knows why people often report feeling “fuzzy headed” when they have allergies.
Ties: Unmoored by a Psychotic Break
Like a rare butterfly, my son is examined and classified with a label: schizoaffective disorder.
How G.O.P. in 2 States Coaxed the Health Law to Success or Crisis
In Oklahoma, which has raged against the Affordable Care Act, insurance premiums are among the nation’s highest. New Mexico, which oversees its...
Marijuana on Religious Grounds? A Cannabis Church Opens in Denver
A legislator made a last-minute attempt to shut down the International Church of Cannabis, but it opened its doors to the public on Thursday.
F.D.A. Strengthens Warnings for Painkillers in Children
Children and nursing mothers should not take codeine or tramadol, the agency cautions.
Public Health: New G.O.P. Health Plan, With Fewer Protections, Evokes the Old Days
Protection for people with pre-existing problems would be largely technical as states could waive key insurance rules.
‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory, Study Finds
The timing of stimulation to the brain was determined to be crucial in research published on Thursday, and it might help treat dementia, head...
Sometimes It’s Better Not to Know
My 97-year-old patient told me he didn’t know if he was looking forward to being 98.
When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk
Some experts recommend telling minors about genetic risk so they have time to come to terms with it.