What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?
I knew this article — about the alleged “sonic attack” at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba — would be very different than the ones I usually write. There...
Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate
New rules vastly expand religious exemptions from an Obama-era requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health...
Ask Well: Is There Any Reason Not to Get a Flu Shot?
Unless you’ve had a severe allergic reaction, experts advise everyone older than 6 months to get a flu shot.
The New Health Care: America Is Surprisingly Reliant on Foreign Medical Graduates
Do no harm? Making it harder for immigrants to come to the United States and practice medicine would fail a key test.
The Never-Ending Battle Against Sport’s Hidden Foe
The virulent bacteria MRSA flourishes in locker rooms, on gear and on players’ skin, and the fight to prevent infections includes high-tech...
How to Stop Bleeding and Save a Life
The Las Vegas shooting highlighted the role of bystanders in saving lives. Public health agencies are working to expand awareness and training.
In a First, Gene Therapy Halts a Fatal Brain Disease
With a disabled AIDS virus, doctors supply a gene to boys with a degenerative neural condition.
Matter: A ‘Sonic Attack’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It
The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said.
Price Matters, in Patients’ Minds
When people believe a medicine is expensive, they may show a greater response to it.
Deep in 316-Page E.P.A. Doc, Reporter Finds Hint of Unexpected Turn in History
There it was on Scott Pruitt’s schedule: a meeting with an acquaintance he knew from Oklahoma.
Review: Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’
This feel-good documentary dives into global health care with the same optimism as its subjects, two founders of Partners in Health.
Bill to Rescue Children’s Health Program Hits Snag in House
The partisan brawl that broke out in the House Energy Committee dashed hopes that the Children’s Health Insurance Program would be quickly refinanced.