Trish Vradenburg, Crusader Against Alzheimer’s, Dies at 70
Ms. Vradenburg, a sitcom writer whose mother died of complications of the disease, and her husband raised millions for research and established...
Fixes: A Focus on Health to Resolve Urban Ills
Discrimination, poverty, inequality and violence create unbearable stress, and stress kills. Relieving all of them saves lives and cities.
Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan
Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits...
Phys Ed: Running May Be Socially Contagious
Our workouts may be shaped by what our (virtual) friends do.
Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration
Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and...
Public Health: Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?
The Affordable Care Act contained no real backup plan if no insurers wanted to participate in an area.
Steroids May Be Risky Even in the Short Term
Taking oral corticosteroids for only a month or less may increase the risk of blood clots, infections and broken bones.
First Words: America’s New ‘Anxiety’ Disorder
This is not a nation that has ever been shy about self-diagnosing its own jitters. Now the condition has become political.
The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out
In remarks submitted The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization...
A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science
San Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.
Global Health: In a Dragon’s Blood, Scientists Discover a Potential Antibiotic
Blood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find.
Prince Harry Says He Sought Counseling Over His Mother’s Death
The prince was 12 when Princess Diana died. Now an advocate on mental health issues, he told an interviewer he suffered for years before seeking help.