A Racial Gap in Attitudes Toward Hospice Care
Suspicions about end-of-life options remain strong among many African-Americans. Some doctors and clergy members are going to church to reshape...
Well: Ask Well: Fighting Bags Under the Eyes
The answer to whether there are effective ways of combating those darkened areas depends on what caused them, dermatologists say....
New Methods for Cancer May Benefit Jimmy Carter’s Fight
Experts said the former president, even at 90, was a good candidate for the treatment he has just begun: a highly-targeted form of radiation and an...
Business Briefing: Study Finds Drug Lowers Risk of Diabetes Complications
New data shows Jardiance cuts the risk of heart attack and strokes that are the top killers of diabetes patients.
Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak Is Over, Health Officials Say
Officials also confirmed they had traced the source of the outbreak, which claimed 12 lives and sickened more than 120 people, to a contaminated...
New Surge of MERS Infections Hits Saudi Arabia
The authorities closed the emergency ward of one of the kingdom’s largest hospitals after 46 new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome...
Coca-Cola to Disclose Its Spending on Research Into Soft Drinks and Health
The company was criticized after disclosure that it had financial ties to a group that argues for less concern about eating habits and more...
Breast Cancer Treatment and D.C.I.S.: Answers to Questions About New Findings
A large study following 100,000 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ for 20 years raises doubts about the standard treatment for the conditions....
Jimmy Carter Says Doctors Found Cancer on His Brain
“I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” the former president says as he begins treatment. “I do have a deep religious faith.”...
Well: Wondering If I Hastened a Patient’s Death
At the very least, I was guilty of that act of hubris of which oncologists are often accused: giving chemotherapy to a person only days before his...
Early-Stage Breast Condition May Not Require Cancer Treatment
Almost all women given a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ, considered a possible precursor to breast cancer, have a lumpectomy or mastectomy,...
Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says
Organic food recalls have been driven by bacterial contamination such as salmonella, says an executive of Stericycle, which analyzed government...