Ted Stanley, Whose Fentanyl Lollipop Treated Chronic Pain, Dies at 77
His invention, a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, was a breakthrough for cancer patients young and old.
Trilobites: Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says
Researchers found that microwaving, boiling or throwing used sponges in the dishwasher encouraged the proliferation of its strongest microbes.
Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?
Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.
The New Old Age: Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable.
Many caregivers find themselves trapped at home, neglected by friends and family members who don’t understand how to help.
Ask Well: Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?
Preliminary data from a large, new national study suggests that over half of American adults with a food allergy developed it after age 18.
Modern Love: Escaping From a Dire Diagnosis on Match.com
To entertain her hospital-bound friend, a divorced woman opens an online dating account so they can scroll through profiles of available men.
Flash Dance: Adventures in Lightning Photography
“It was behind the clouds, so I didn’t see any bolts, but it lit up the sky for long enough to allow me to capture its frequency.”
Senate Passes F.D.A. Funding and ‘Right to Try’ Drug Bills
The Senate capped a difficult seven months on Thursday by approving financing for the F.D.A. and expanding access to experimental treatments for...
Overweight Asian-Americans Are Seen as More ‘American,’ Study Finds
Assumptions about how much Asians and Americans weigh appears to influence perceptions of national identity.
The Passion of a Congressional Health Care Battle
Our reporter compares the Republicans’ effort with prior fights over health care during the Obama, Bush and Clinton eras.
Developmentally Disabled, and Going to College
Work-readiness programs for the intellectually challenged aim to prepare students for a dream job. Less than half will find one.
Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses
In recent years, a growing number of health care workers have been stepping up to create innovations by applying a human-centered approach to...