Update: At Airports, Making Travel Easier for Autistic Passengers
Airlines, organizations and airports have introduced programs to reduce the stress felt by travelers with autism spectrum disorder.
Voices: Losing a Father and Husband to AIDS, and Finding Him Again
When my husband died of AIDS, I resolved to keep how he died a secret to protect my children.
The New Health Care: There’s No Magical Savings in Showing Prices to Doctors
Informing physicians of the cost of a test, drug or scan tends not to affect whether they order them for their patients, research shows.
The New Old Age: Hearing Aids at the Mall? Congress Could Make It Happen
Under the proposed Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, the devices would become more widely available and much cheaper.
Basics: Behold the Liver, the Astonishing Blob That Runs the Body
The underrated, unloved liver performs more than 300 vital functions. No wonder the ancients believed it to be the home of the human soul.
More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds
A study in The New England Journal of Medicine showed problem had swept the globe, including regions that have historically had food shortages.
Personal Health: Having Friends Is Good for You
Social interaction is a critically important contributor to good health and longevity.
Flexibility That A.C.A. Lent to Work Force Is Threatened by G.O.P. Plan
People in transition because of layoffs, moves, illness or new ventures turned to Obamacare’s marketplaces as a stopgap, but that option may soon...
Bacteria Behind Legionnaires’ Disease Found at New York Police Station
After an officer fell ill, Health Department workers were looking for the source of contamination detected in the water at an East Harlem precinct.
Seizing on Opioid Crisis, a Drug Maker Lobbies Hard for Its Product
Despite limited evidence to prove its drug works, the maker of Vivitrol has used political connections and marketing to push for its use for detoxing.
Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail
Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants — many based in Asia — quickly pop up.
Michigan Case Adds U.S. Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation
The first-ever charges in America call attention to the practices of a small Muslim sect, and have women coming forward to describe their experiences.