Ask Well: What Causes Morning Sickness?
Millions of women suffer from the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, but scientists are still exploring the underlying causes.
F.D.A. Did Not Intervene to Curb Risky Fentanyl Prescriptions
Powerful cancer pain drugs were given to patients with other conditions who cannot tolerate them. A program to curb the practice was run by...
Cellphones and Crosswalks: A Hazardous Mix
Texting or talking on the phone affects our walking speed and gait and can increase the risk of serious injury.
Our Fat Pets
Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights, slightly more than the 56 percent of dogs. It’s not good for them.
Trump Finally Picks a Science Adviser. And Scientists? They Seem Relieved.
Kelvin Droegemeier, a well-regarded meteorologist, has a long research record. But his views on climate change are not well known.
College Students Want Children, but Don’t Know When Fertility Declines
Fewer than half of university students surveyed knew that female fertility declines after 35, and only one in five knew male fertility declines at 45.
Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History
Swimming pools, which exploded in popularity a century ago, are supposed to be places to relax, but black Americans have long faced harassment and...
The Cycle: Worshiping the False Idols of Wellness
Charcoal, “toxins” and other forms of nonsense are the backbone of the wellness-industrial complex.
What to Know Before You Buy Short-Term Health Insurance
The plans cover less and follow fewer rules than most insurance that you can buy now. They are also less costly and will be marketed extensively.
Phys Ed: Take a Vacation From Exercise? Your Body May Not Thank You
Two new studies look at what happens when we do not exercise or move around much for a period of time.
Patricia Cohen, Who Tracked Mental Health of Children, Dies at 81
Ms. Cohen oversaw one of the longest-running studies of its kind, tracing the mental well-being of youngsters as they grew into adolescence.
Alan Alda Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease
“I thought it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view; but that’s not where I am,” the...